Vidya Balan has a strong “Bong-Connection” though her roots firmly placed in South India!
The reason could be her choice of roles- Parineeta, Bhool Bhulaiya or Kahaani and now Kahaani 2.
Vidya talked about her Bengali connection,
I don’t know.. I think have a huge affinity towards Bengal and everything Bengali which I can’t explain and which I have never understood. But similarly they also feel this ownership of me and affinity towards me which makes me very proud. Some of our best directors come from Bengal and they have offered me great films which I have been a part of.
She has a favourite Bengali dish:
I like Baingan Bhaja which is basically fried brinjal.. sliced and fried. It’s lovely!