Posted on August 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

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Vidya Balan: I had really begun to fade

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Vidya Balan, who made her debut in Bollywood in 2005 with Parineeti has seen a lot of ups and downs in her career. Apart from Bollywood, the actress is famous for her South movies too.

Vidya Balan about her career
Vidya Balan

In a recent interview to a leading daily, Vidya Balan revealed about her career in South.

 

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. We went to the producers office. 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.”

 

She added:

“They already had replaced me. My father after knowing that, called up the producer asking if they can meet because he wanted to know what was going wrong. They wanted to know what was the problem.”

 

Vidya continued:

“I felt ugly…I felt like sh*t for months and I don’t think I looked at myself in the mirror… I didn’t like what I saw because I thought I was ugly…For the longest time, I did not forgive that man, but today, thanks to that I realized that I have to love and accept myself the way I am.”

 

She said:

“There was another Tamil film that was locked on the phone and it was not organised in the way that they are today…I didn’t know any better so I was like ok and committed to doing the film. I land up in Chennai and I shot with him for a day and really felt uncomfortable with the kind of humour that was in the film. I left the film and then they sent me a legal notice.”

 

Vidya Balan was last seen in Mission Mangal opposite Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menon.

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