Here's why Vidya Balan doesn't mind being called a coward
Much has been said and written about Bollywood celebrities who do not talk about the current political problems affecting India, especially the Citizens Amendment Act ( CAA ) debate. While film personalities like Swara Bhasker, Richa Chadha, Anurag Kashyap and Zeeshan Ayyub have expressed their opinions, the A-listers have remained silent.
When this was pointed to Vidya Balan For a movie trading website, he said he doesn't understand why movie actors are expected to give opinions on everything. The actress also said she can talk about anything, but she will never talk about things she doesn't understand. He also added that if a celebrity speaks without having full knowledge on the subject and is counterproductive, the repercussions would be faced by many people who are working on a film.
Vidya believes that the need to express his opinion is one of the pitfalls of social media and he has no plans to join the race where everyone feels the need to shout louder than the other. She adds that she doesn't care if it's labeled Coward for not expressing his opinion and declares that it is his choice and his voice, which he will use wherever and whenever he wants. And nobody can force it when they don't want to share their opinions.