Vidya feels biopics can be tricky..

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Mumbai, Sept. 25 -- She starred in the 2011 hit, The Dirty Picture, which was reportedly loosely based on the life of late actor, Silk Smitha and Disco Shanti. 
Since then, Vidya Balan has been offered a slew of biopics based on lives of personalities such as MS Subbulakshmi, Meena Kumari and Kamala Das, among others. But aren't biopics tricky to handle? 
"They are and that's why even though each one of them has been equally inspiring, sometimes, I haven't connected with the script and sometimes, with the director because you have to share that vision. When you are telling the story of a real person, you need a certain level of sensitivity and at the same time, objectivity. So, that's a tricky balance," says Vidya. 
The last couple of years have been "really busy" for Vidya with Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016) and Begum Jaan hitting the theatres. She also wrapped up shooting for her next film, Tumhari Sulu. 
"Maybe, if I had done Kahaani 2 early in the year and Begum Jaan during the latter half of the year, I wouldn't have felt stretched. But I did those two films almost back-to-back with barely three weeks gap between the two films," says the actor. 
The Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) actor recalls shooting for both films "in very trying conditions and hot weather." 
She says, "Begum Jaan was shot in Jharkhand where the weather was 45-46 degrees and before that, a part of Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh was shot in Chandannagar, West Bangal, where the weather was almost 50 degrees. It's the hottest place in West Bengal. So, now, I think maybe all of that could have been better timed." 
In Tumahri Sulu, she returns to her radio jockey (RJ) avatar after playing one in Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). "I think Sulu is in a different zone because it's a very different character. For starters, the basic difference being my character in Lage Raho Munna Bhai was an early morning RJ, but this time, I am playing a late night RJ. Imagine a housewife doing the job of a late night RJ. The thought itself is quite funny," says the actor. 
Calling it a "completely different experience", Vidya adds that this time around, she "didn't have to train with RJs." "And that's because I already know the basics about how to face the mic and how to make the faders go on and off. So, my earlier trainings came in handy this time," she says.