A burning desire, a letter never posted: The childhood crush of Vidya Balan
There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t have a celebrity crush. Well, it is quite normal to get inspired by celebrities or the characters they play on the big screen. Certainly, being a movie buff or an ardent fan, everyone has often end up having a crush on Bollywood actors and actresses, sometimes because of their looks, and sometimes because of the characters they play. So, it’s quite normal to assume that our Bollywood crushes too had their own celebrity crushes. Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview where we were more than surprised to get to know about the celebrity crush of actress Vidya Balan when she was a schoolgirl. And the surprise we mentioned was that it wasn’t any Bollywood star but an influential filmmaker. Let’s break this to you, it was none other than late filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Yes! You read that right.
It was during her conversation on show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’ when while talking about her childhood, host Simi Garewal went on to reveal this childhood crush of Vidya. Simi revealed that when Vidya was a schoolgirl, she had a crush on Satyajit Ray. Vidya Balan smiled and replied, “And you worked with him.” Simi said that she was surprised to hear this name coming from a schoolgirl, at that time. Vidya replied, “I was fascinated. I was fascinated by the fact that he was so talented. He did his music, he wrote, he sketched, he did everything; art direction, direction, everything. Name it and he did it and I would have loved to work with him.” (Also Check:Tumhari Sulu: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul and team celebrate the success with laddoos)
Simi added another surprising aspect of the filmmaker’s life, that he operated the camera. Vidya exclaimed, claiming that she wasn’t aware of it.
Not just then, after achieving success and becoming a popular star, Vidya shared another incident from her childhood, that connected her to Satyajit Ray. It was one of her exclusive interviews toLivemint.
She said, “I was about 12 or 13 when I first read about Satyajit Ray’s work (I hadn’t watched any till then) and began to harbour the desire to work with him. When I watched the clips of him receiving the Oscar for lifetime achievement in a hospital bed, I wrote him a letter urging him to get well soon because he still had movies to make… with me. He (Ray) passed away before I could post my letter, but what remained was the burning desire.”
Knowing Vidya’s fine taste in films, it is no surprise that her attraction to the man went far ahead of mere good looks, that the intellect and talent of Ray was something that made her fall for him.
Check out the full interview of Vidya Balan on ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’ below:
This throwback video of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan crooning is a must watch
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a humongous fan following ever since she won the Miss World title. After making a name for herself in the world of modelling the beauty soon entered Bollywood and went on to be one of the top most Divas. She has not only won fans in Bollywood but Hollywood too.
But not many know that Aishwarya also has a hidden talent. Recently a throwback video of the ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ actress is viral on the social network. She is seen singing and her voice is pure gold.
Check out the throwback video here.
She was singing this song on Farooq Shaikh’s much loved show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’. Isn’t she amazing?
The Bachchan bahu who is a brand ambassador of a popular make up brand, recently walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival. She just slayed us with her sizzling looks at the prestigious event that she attended with her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan. (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s heartfelt “birthday” wish for her mother will melt your heart)
Did you know Alia Bhatt was the FIRST choice for Ranbir's 'Wake Up Sid' ?
Director Ayan Mukerji is introducing audiences with a fresh pair on-screen in his next. Yes, we are talking about ‘Brahmastra’! The director has roped in Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor for his trilogy. The lead actors of the film stunned everyone when they made a joint-appearance at Sonam Kapoor‘s wedding. We are already aware of Alia’s fondness for the Kapoor Jr. The actress herself made a confession that she always wanted to marry Ranbir. The duo has been spending quality together lately. The rumors of the two dating are going since a long time.
Keeping that aside, we have some interesting thing to share about this rumoured lovebirds. While everyone is excited to see them together in ‘Brahmastra’ which releases in 2019. But hey! This is not the FIRST that the duo has come together on-board for a project. [Also read:EXCLUSIVE: Alia Bhatt to get special training for Brahmastra?]
Remember RK’s ‘Wake Up Sid’ opposite Konkana Sen Sharma? Well, Ayan Mukerji had initially approached Alia to play the character opposite Ranbir. The 25-year-old actress had even auditioned for the movie but for some reason, it was passed on-to Konkana.
Check Alia’s audition video for ‘Wake Up Sid’ here-
It was not just meant to be, we say! Anyway, we are way too excited to watch them entertain us with their super-hero flick.