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Farhan Akhtar: 'I'd love to cast Vidya in my film'

Farhan Akhtar

New Delhi, March 1 -- Filmmaker-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar is so impressed with costar Vidya Balan's acting skills that he now wants to cast her in one of his future projects.

"Vidya is such a natural actor. I feel fortunate to have worked with her," says the 40-year-old actor, who shared space with her in their recent film, Shaadi Ke Side Effects.    

"When I heard that I have been paired with her, I thought that I will really have to work hard to match her level, and subsequently it was a very good experience working with her," says the actor, who made his foray into acting with Rock On!! (2008), adding, "Vidya is a very talented actor, and I would love to cast her when I make a film in future."

Akhtar has won all major awards for his performance last year in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Does he feel flattered? "It was certainly overwhelming, but what's more encouraging is what comes after that... the praise, love and adulation from everybody around," he says.