Professionally, I've learnt to say no: Vidya Balan

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) In terms of box office success, last year was not so fruitful for Vidya Balan but the actress says professionally she has come a long way and has learnt to voice her opinion confidently.

"Last year there were lessons to be learnt. Professionally, I've learnt to say no to projects I don't want to do. I'm no longer apologetic about voicing my opinion. I guess I've become more confident and therefore more assertive," Vidya told IANS.

"At times I didn't know how to say no to a filmmaker. Now the painful process has become less difficult. If I say