Vidya Balan’s performance in the film ‘Paa’ was highly acclaimed and won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Her next release, Ishqiya, in which she played a plotting, crafty widow Krishna, who is staying alone in her old house, also got excellent reviews. Her project entitled Chenab Gandhi directed by Vibhu Puri reportedly features Amitabh Bachchan, Rajeev Khandelwal and centers on Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, and it is under production. Also, director Nikhil Advani has announced in late January 2009 that he is to work with Vidya, in a film titled Chand Bhai and Akshay Kumar will be her co-star. Balan will also star in UTV's No One Killed Jessica alongside Rani Mukherjee, reports say.