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I would love to do a Marathi film: Vidya

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Mumbai: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who has performed a ‘Lavani’ number in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s forthcoming film Ferrari Ki Sawari, says she is now keen to do a Marathi film as well.

“I would love to do Marathi film…they are doing well. There is some great work happening there (Marathi cinema),” Vidya told reporters here.

Dressed in a red ‘nauvari’ (Maharashtrian style) sari, Vidya danced on the popular Lavani song – ‘Maala Jau De’ at a promotional event for ‘Ferrari Ki Sawari’ here yesterday. On if she received any criticism for the lavani (Maharashtrian folk dance) song, she said,

“As of now I have not received any criticism for my performance. I remember after the song was out, someone called me up saying you reminded me of an authentic lavani dancer. I am happy the way the song has shaped up.”

While doing the song, the actress looked up to noted actresses Madhuri Dixit and late Smita Patil for inspiration.

“For the lavani song…my inspiration is Madhuri. I liked her song (‘Humko Aaj Kal’) from film ‘Sailaab’ and I also admire Smita Patil’s performance in ‘Bhoomika’,” she said, adding that she practised for ten days to perfect her steps for the dance.

“I was happy when this song was offered to me. It was always my dream to do a lavani song. I am not a trained dancer…I had to put it in a lot of effort,” she said.

Besides Vidya, the entire star cast of Ferrari Ki Sawari including Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, director Rajesh Mapuskar and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra were present at the event. Sharman and Boman said they were proud to be a part of the film and wished for its success.

The film is slated to release on June 15. (PTI)

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