Vidya Balan is one of the most talented actresses in the industry and there’s no denying that. The actress is celebrating her 45th birthday today. She made her acting debut with the popular comedy show Hum Paanch, and later appeared in films such as Parineeta, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, No One Killed Jessica, Paa, The Dirty Picture, Shakuntala Devi, and Sherni among others. The actress’ journey to success wasn’t as easy ride. She has been through ups and downs in her career.
Speaking of that, Vidya once recalled being replaced in 13 films during her initial struggling days. Vidya also revealed she was made to feel so ugly that she did not have the courage to look at herself in the mirror.
When Vidya was kicked out of 13 films
Speaking with Prabhat Khabar, Vidya said, “In the recent times, I have received calls from them (producers who earlier replaced her in their films) but politely refused to be part of their films. I was kicked out of 13 films. When one producer replaced me in a film, their behaviour with me was very bad. They made me feel so ugly that for six months, I could not gather the courage to look at myself in the mirror.”
Furthermore, Vidya recalled being replaced in films without anyone informing her. She shared, “I had signed two films with K Balanchander at a time when I was being replaced in many films. I got to know that I was also replaced in Balanchander’s films and I was not even informed. I could sense something was wrong because we were supposed to go to New Zealand for the shoot but they hadn’t even asked for my passport.”
The actress added, “When my mom called Balanchander’s daughter, we got to know that I had been replaced.” Vidya added that she was very angry and started walking from Marine Drive to Bandra even though it was very hot that day. She said, “I realised I had been walking for hours. I cried a lot. Those memories are hazy now but whatever I touched in those three years, turned useless.”
On the work front, Vidya last delivered a terrific performance in Neeyat.
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