Mumbai: Most Bollywood couples enjoy working with their better halves for films, Vidya Balan and producer Siddharth Roy Kapur prefer to keep their professional and personal lives poles apart.
In a recent interview, Vidya explained the reason why she chooses to to do so. “Because it’s too much. I could have a problem with my director and producer and argue it out. Actually, I don’t fight, I argue and I reason. But I can’t do that with Siddharth. When it’s so personal, I think because I can fight with Siddharth, I’ll end up fighting with him.”
Vidya mentioned that there are times that they’ve both passed on a script that they have liked. “I want to retain the sancticity of our relationship. There have been times when we’ve both passed on a script, even when we liked it,” she said.
She added, “I can’t negotiate money with him. Imagine if he says you should be getting this much, and I say I should be getting ten times more. I”ll say are you under-valuing me? I don’t want to get into that space at all.”
Vidya recalled the time they started dating. We were seeing each other during Ghanchakkar. I called up Ronnie [Screwvala] and said that I want to leave, and he said he would make sure that I wouldn’t have to see him during work.”
Vidya made it clear that she wants to be able to “vent” to him. “In this profession, you can lose objectivity because we work so closely. I don’t want that happen, this is too precious to me.”
Vidya Balan got married to producer Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012 in two ceremonies, one traditional South Indian one, as well as a ceremony following Punjabi customs.
On the work front, Vidya was last seen in the sci-film Mission Mangal, which is on its way to Rs 200 crore at the box office.