Vidya Balan, who has shed about 10 Kg and is looking extremely stunning of late, launched a children's book along with lyricist Gulzar.

The USP of the books is the fact that children can read and hear at the same time.

"These books were recorded a long item ago. The stories are short and simple and also contain a subtle message. To relate a story merely with a voice, without video or face to face communication is quite a challenge," says Vidya.

Movie Story

Vidya Balan made her acting debut in the Bengali film Bhalo Theko (2003), for which she received critical acclaim. She made her Hindi film debut with Parineeta (2005), for which she received a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award.

However, her first commercial success was Rajkumar Hirani's Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006). Balan has since established herself as one of the most promising actresses of the industry.

Vidya has acted in films as Mani Ratnam's Guru (2007), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).