I'm no longer trying to be superwoman: Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur celebrate their 4th anniversary on Wednesday, and she says she finds balancing life between home and work an "overrated" concept, and that she is no longer trying to be "superwoman".

Asked how does she juggle work and home, Vidya mentioned in an interview: "I don't juggle. I'm no longer trying to be superwoman. I am a woman who when I'm working, I'm working, when I'm home, I'm home, when I'm chilling, I'm chilling. Sometimes, when I don't feel like doing anything, I don't do anything.

"So, I think this balancing is really overrated because women are constantly asked to balance home and work and it's unfair," she added.

She does have a few guilt pangs though, and says "Maybe I feel guilty because I am a girl. Maybe a man wouldn't feel the same way because you take it for granted that a man sometimes can't make it to certain special occasions because they are working.

"We (women) still feel that we should work and be there (for occasions too). But I think these unrealistic expectations are slowly shedding," she added.

The actress also celebrates her birthday next month, and clarifies that it won’t be a working birthday for her.

"No. Those things are sacrosanct... I'll be home for my anniversary, birthday and New Year. That is sacrosanct," added the actress.

On whether she loves the women centric roles that she has been getting she says,

"No, because I'm enjoying the kind of work I am doing. People ask me 'Why call it women-centric films, why can't you just call it film?' I say 'because all these years and decades you've had men at the centre of the plot'," she said.

"Someday, when there are equal number of films of men and women at the centre of the plot, then people will stop saying 'women-centric films'. So far it isn't a norm, which is why they say that and, therefore, people ask me, 'Oh, you are doing a women-centric film'," she added.

Vidya does admit that her journey has not really been a cake walk and has been "full of ups and downs".

"It's been dramatic. That's because I think I'm an intense person and I don't think I take anything lightly in that sense. But I don't think I would want to have it another way," she said.

"I have learnt so much, I have enjoyed myself. I have lived every moment like I have given it my all. It's been very fulfilling and been a beautiful journey," she said.