Vidya Balan, who is currently in London working on her highly-anticipated movie Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer was recently invited by Imperial College to address the students and give them motivation as well as tips on how to be successful in their lives like the actress. The students look up to the actress for delivering stellar performances and Vidya Balan is one of the actresses of the Bollywood Industry who has never lost hope even when she had her share of downfalls in her career
The organisers requested Vidya to grace the occasion as India’s leading youth icon as they believed her words of encouragement shall have a lasting impact on the students.
Taking time out from her busy shooting schedule, Vidya interacted with over 100 students at the college who consider her as their idol and were truly overwhelmed to meet her. The organisers were proud to present her ‘Youth Icon’ award at the ceremony, as she had the students in splits with her wit and amazing sense of humour.
Vidya, who will be seen portraying the challenging and inspiring role of Shakuntala Devi (popularly known as Human Computer) in the movie Shakuntala Devi – Human Computer, got emotional while addressing the students in the same college where the late mathematical genius (Shakuntala Devi) was bestowed upon her biggest recognition and award – Guinness Book of World Records.
The actress was super excited to have an engaging interaction with the students and gave a motivational speech thereby boosting their confidence and determination to fulfill their dreams and goals. On being asked about how she remains positive and content in every phase of her life, Vidya informed the students to always have a strong self-esteem and belief and live every moment of their life with great gusto.
The versatile actor also extensively spoke about her remarkable journey in films and encouraged the students to stay positive, no matter what the situation is.
Vidya was conferred with a Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa degree by an Ahmedabad-based institute Rai University in 2015 to appreciate her contribution to Indian cinema and for her endeavour to bring out the strong side of a woman via the silver screen. On the work front, Vidya Balan was last seen in Mission Mangal which was a blockbuster hit in the Box Office.
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