Vidya Balan shares horrific casting incidents at the start of her career

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Vidya Balan has made quite a reputation for her in B-town with her stellar acting skills. The actress is known to have carved a niche of her own with her unique roles. Given her decorated career, it is very difficult to comprehend the fact that the actress was ever rejected.

Recently, in an interview with Pinkvilla, the actress opened up about her struggles when she was starting out. She also recalled being caught up in a casting couch situation. She said, “One day I remember I was in Chennai and this director came to meet me. I said let’s sit in the coffee shop and he kept insisting that he wants to talk to me and that we should go to the room. I left the door of my room open and he left within five minutes. This incident suddenly struck me today when I’m talking about this,


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She said that she had begun to hate herself and she wouldn’t look in the mirror. The ‘Mission Mangal’ actress said that she faced a plethora of rejections. She said that her parents were getting worried about their daughter. She said, “There were a lot of rejections down South. There were a lot of Malayalam films but I was replaced in each of them. There was a Tamil film I was doing and I was thrown out of the film. I remember my parents had come with me because they were so worried about me. I had really begun to fade both my parents flew to Chennai with me and we went to the producer’s office.”

She recalled the Tamil producers harsh comment saying, “The producer showed us the clippings from the film and he said, ‘just look at her, does she look like a heroine?’ He said, ‘I was not in favour of taking her at all, it was the director who insisted.’

Well, the past is in the past. We all know that Vidya is a powerhouse of an actress and we cherish every bit of her.

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