Priyanka Chopra played the role of a mentally ill girl, who falls in love with a deaf & dumb boy in Barfi! It was a challenging role for the actress and she played it to perfection. Her character Jhilmil was widely appreciated by the audience.
Vidya Balan who is known to act in performance centric roles and non glamorous, went on to play the role of Silk Smitha, a famous item girl during the 90’s. Vidya Balan won the National Award for this film. She went out of her way to perform Silk Smitha to perfection.