Mumbai: For her role in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Ishqiya, Vidya Balan just finished a ten day work shop with her idol Naseeruddin shah who also stars in the film along with Arshad Warsi.
A source close to the actress revealed, "The character that Balan is playing in Ishqiya is a very complex character which is very difficult to enact. Balan thought that the way to emote the character on screen was best learnt from Shah because the actor was a master at it. She was ecstatic to be discussing cinema with the master himself. Even though one hears they ended up discussing the film and cinema at length instead of doing a serious workshop, Balan still treasures the experience and is looking forward to working with Shah in the film. "
Balan also learnt to speak the UP dialect during those ten days. "Vidya was just not familiar with UP kind of Hindi. She mastered it by getting a teacher to teach her the exact dialect ."