Actor Vidya Malavade who rose to fame with her role in Shahrukh Khan starrer film Chak De India is currently making her mark in the OTT world. In 2020, she was a part of two popular web series- Mismatched and Flesh. And this year, she is entertaining her fans with a light-hearted sitcom ‘Bamini And Boys’.
‘Bamini and Boys’ is a Hindi comedy show that revolves around three young men who rent out a flat out of their budget from an attractive woman.
Vidya plays a sexy diva in the series and it is very different from the roles she has done in the past. In a recent conversation, we asked Vidya what made her sign this project. Responding to this, she said, “Everybody has always seen me in very serious roles and this is when I just decided, ‘Come on, let’s just have some fun.’ And I actually really had a lot of fun because as you said, Bamini is glamourous, diva-ish and sexy. She is a bit of a child-woman. I have never played a character who is so animated. So, it was a lot of fun for me to do that. That was one of the reasons I decided to do this.”
“Also, I generally really like to watch sitcoms. It is one of my favourite genres. And I am very happy with the response we are getting on our show. It’s been at No. 1 on Disney Plus Hotstar since two weeks because it released exactly two weeks ago. So, I guess people are liking it. People are appreciating not just the way I look in it but also the way we have all performed. And it’s very light-hearted. Right now, the situation around is so heavy and depressing, so this is just a little light-hearted, fun thing to watch. It’s a little mindless as well but I am happy to do this,” she further added.
On being asked if she had fun shooting this web show, Vidya said, “Of course. The boys are great. They are such good actors. If you are working with such great talent, then you yourself have to lift up your game a little bit. And it sort of encourages and makes everybody come together to do better work. It was great working with them and the entire crew. It was a small unit of some 50-60 people and we were shooting in a two-storey bungalow. It was very nice but hectic at the same time. There were days when I was changing 8-10 outfits one after the other. So, it was really crazy.”
Bamini and Boys is currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar.