This post might offend some movie buffs
Here is a one-line review for the movie Shakuntala Devi:
In the biographical movie Shakuntala Devi, Vidya Balan plays Vidya Balan
When it comes to Bollywood, the lead actors and actresses take “be yourself” too seriously
“Being yourself” and “acting” are mutually exclusive unless it is a reality show or the movie Fan where Shahrukh Khan plays himself
C’mon, you can’t be yourself if you are acting
Only child actors are allowed to be themselves in movies, why?
Because we want them to behave like children, no?
If you look at the trend, all successful actors like to be themselves instead of getting into the character in the script
Then the plots and budget revolves around their fame and grandiosity
Anyway, this phenomenon is not too different from how we progress in our own personal lives
We “act” a certain way to please others in our early careers, sometimes we can’t afford to be ourselves to make bonds
As we climb up the ladder and become successful we just relax and can afford to unleash our true self
Successful people have to be themselves to thrive but they should spare movies 🙂