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Sometimes, life can take you through strange twists. I had never imagined that I would interview a classmate some day!

Vidya Balan and I went to the same college, St Xaviers, and were in the same class. Though I did not know her well, I can still remember her warm smiling face.

Years later, I saw that same face on a couple of ads like Ponds and Bajaj, and music videos.

And soon, Vidya Balan went on to become one of the most promising newcomers in the industry. Debuting in this Friday's release, Parineeta, Vidya is as cool as a cucumber. Even the fact that her first film premiere will be in Amsterdam at the IIFA awards doesn't get her jittery.

"It hasn't sunk into me as yet. I feel nothing as yet," she explains, while getting a pedicure.

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Text: Ronjita Kulkarni | Design: Uday Kuckian



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