Vidya Balan takes acting lessons from Naseeruddin Shah

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2008 05:04 hrs

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is doing every bit that she can to deliver her best in Vishal Bharadwaj's Ishqiya. For this, she even joined a 10-day workshop with her co-star Naseeruddin Shah.

"The character that Vidya is playing in Ishqiya is very complex and difficult to enact. Vidya thought that the way to emote the character on screen was best learnt from Naseeruddin Shah because the veteran actor is a master at it," a source close to the actress said.

"She was ecstatic to be discussing cinema with the master himself. Though they ended up discussing the film and cinema at length instead of doing a serious workshop, Vidya treasures the experience and is looking forward to working with the actor in the film," added the source.

Vidya, who stars opposite Arshad Warsi in the film, is not only taking lessons from Naseer but also also underwent classes to speak the typical Uttar Pradesh dialect during those 10 days.

"Vidya was just not familiar with the native that kind of Hindi. She mastered it by getting a teacher," said the source.

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