Vidya Balan, who paid tribute to Sridevi with a song in Tumhari Sulu, says she is open to the idea of starring in the late actress biopic. Vidya Balan says she is open to the idea of essaying the role of Sridevi in her biopic. When the host asked if she would play the role of Sridevi if her biography were to be made, Vidya said, "It would require a lot of guts, but as a tribute to Sridevi, I would do it."
Vidya had paid a tribute to Sridevi in her Hindi film Tumhari Sulu, dancing to the iconic song Hawa Hawai. Talking about it, Vidya had earlier said, "I am an ardent fan of Sridevi, I was nervous (while doing the film). But having said that we are recreating the song Hawa Hawai from Mr India. It is a tribute to her, we are having fun. There is only one Sridevi.
When Sridevi passed away in February last year, a shattered Vidya wrote on Twitter, "My inspiration is no more."
On Starry Nights 2. Oh!, Vidya was also asked about selecting bold roles. She said, "I was brought up with a feeling that I was the most important person in my life, and I think that's what makes all the difference. When I was offered Ishqiya, I felt that there were very few scripts which had such a juicy role for a woman and when I read it, I absolutely loved it."