Bollywood buzz Vidya Balan currently stands next to the leading actresses of the industry, thanks to the stupendous success of her film ‘The Dirty Picture’, which was released on December 2 last year. The actress is now going to be seen on the big screen in Sujoy Ghosh’s ‘Kahaani’, which is scheduled to hit the cinemas tomorrow on March 9, 2012.

‘Kahaani’ is one of the highly-anticipated movies of this year and the reason behind the film’s enormous hype is obviously Vidya Balan. However, one of the trade pundits Amod Mehra thinks people should not expect much from the movie because he believes Vidya has raised the standards much higher for herself after ‘The Dirty Picture’.

Mehra told the media that ‘The Dirty Picture’ featured three well known heroes along with Vidya but this time everything will be solely on her shoulder. Therefore, expecting the same level of entertainment seems to be something unrealistic.

“Her star value has gone up after The Dirty Picture, but it might work against her in her next film, Kahaani. People might go in expecting something more entertaining and mainstream,” Mehra said.

“The Dirty Picture had three heroes and songs like Ooh La La, while Kahaani is more serious kind of film. There is no doubt that Vidya is a top class actor and people expect a good film from her. But we don’t expect a big opening for Kahaani. I am not saying that it won’t do well; it could if the film is good and because of Vidya’s presence, but it’s not expected to get a huge opening,” he explained.

‘Kahaani’ doesn’t have a complex storyline. In the movie Vidya will be seen playing a pregnant woman’s role is in search of her husband. The film will also feature Parambrata Chatterjee and Saswata Chatterjee in the key roles.

Well, all said and done, Vidya is certainly a bankable star of the Bollywood industry at this point in time. Nevertheless, Mehra’s point of view can still not be ignored.

Let’s see if Vidya Balan once again provides the same level of entertainment to the audiences.