Actor Vidya Balan is back in full form. The star is currently working with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Mission Mangal. Vidya, who completed 15 years in Indian cinema recently, is all geared to switch gears from acting to producing and we are all for it! The starlet will be gracing the producer’s seat with the upcoming short film titled Natkhat. Killing two birds with one stone, Vidya will also be seen acting in the project. If reports are to be trusted, she will be collaborating with producer Ronnie Screwvala on the venture. Vidya is allegedly very excited for the new chapter.
As per the press release issued by the makers, Natkhat centres on multiple issues with regards to patriarchy, gender inequality, rape, domestic abuse and compartmentalisation by men in different relationships with women. Hence, in doing so, it aims to surpass all possible barriers, be it age, gender, urban-rural divide or nationality.
"It's a beautiful and powerful story that called out to me in a way that made me want to act in it and also turn producer. And who better than Ronnie Screwvala to do it with," Vidya said in a statement.
Screwvala said he is really looking forward to work with Vidya too. "When I first heard the script of Natkhat, I immediately knew this film had to be made. The film addresses so many issues and gives out a powerful message too," he added. The makers added the film is being essentially made for international film festivals. Recently, during the trailer launch of Mission Mangal, Vidya was asked if she took up the film for its script or because it would increase her chances of bagging a national award. The frank actor said, "I don't think about awards. I come here to work hard and not to collect accolades."