By RAHUL RAUT

Through her journey, struggles and the women-centric powerful characters that she has played in films, Vidya Balan has inspired lots of people worldwide. Not only she has earned huge fan-following, her work has changed many people’s lives as well. In a recent interview with Asian Style Magazine, Vidya shared a very interesting fan moment.

When we asked her about the most memorable moment she has had with a fan, she revealed an incident about how a fan came out and told his father he was gay, after being so moved by Vidya’s performance from a scene in ‘Kahani’ (2012).

“Yes, I have people reach out to me in various ways. There was this boy who was waiting outside my van for five days, when I was shooting for a certain film and when I heard that there was someone waiting for me, so I called him into my caravan and I said: “what’s up what are you doing waiting for five days.” He said: “I just wanted to tell you that you changed my life” I asked how is that and he said: “I watched Kahani and when I saw that man kick you in your stomach and there was a shot of you looking up at him and a tear-drop falling out, there was a certain resolve in your eyes. I couldn’t stop myself from crying. I watched the film back to back thrice in a day and then I went and told my father I am gay.” And I said oh my God. I would have never thought that a scene like that would have such an impact on someone. I think I was humbled by what I heard. When people tell you things like that you’re just wondering what you did to…I feel I am so blessed in such a privileged position to be able to touch people’s lives like that,” she said talking to us exclusively before the release of her upcoming film ‘Tumhari Sulu’.

Catch the full interview of Vidya Balan in the next edition of Asian Style Magazine.