Actors are known by the characters they portray on screen. And personally, not many are comfortable being their absolute self in public, and more so with the increasing paparazzi culture. Vidya Balan has been someone who has been quite upfront, self-assured and even vocal in voicing her personal opinions.
On asking Vidya how much are actors actually themselves in the public eye, and she says that “there is a public persona, undoubtedly”.
She says, “It is not like I decide that I am going to be this person when I go out, but I think somewhere you create — at least in my case, unknowingly — a protective shield that comes on. Not that you think people are going to attack you. I think it is just you develop a public persona.” —hindustantimes