Vidya Balan‘s journey in Bollywood Industry has been quite a roller-coaster ride. But today, she is one of the most successful actresses in B-town (Bollywood Industry) but once she was portrayed that she doesn’t look like a heroine. In an interview, Vidya Balan recalled her striving days and revealed that once a Tamil film producer had said ‘scarcely look at her, does she look like a heroine.’ She revealed that she had experienced a lot of rejections, and it required a lot to overcome them.
“I felt terrible… I don’t think I looked at myself in the mirror… I didn’t cherish what I witnessed because I thought I was terrible… For the lengthiest time, I did not exonerate that man, but today, thanks to that I realized that I have to love and accept myself the way I am,” MidDay quoted Vidya as saying.
She went to say that once she was sued for dumping a Tamil film as it was a sex comedy and that was not something she had signed up for. Talking about her journey in Bollywood, Vidya said, “There was that phase when I was not obtaining the kind of work I wanted to be doing. I thought maybe my career had to remain a fluke. I was not worthy in these films, Heyy Babyy and Kismat Konnection.”
Vidya Balan was last seen in mathematician Shakuntala Devi’s biopic. The film is based on the life of the late Shakuntala Devi, who is widely revered as the human-computer for her innate ability to make complex calculations within seconds. She represented the titular role in the film. Sanya Malhotra portrays the character of Shakuntala’s daughter Anupama. The film also features Amit Sadh and Jisshu Sengupta in important roles.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of the film opted for an OTT release and the movie premiered in Amazon Prime Video on July 31.
Vidya Balan will be next seen in Sherni. The film will be directed by Amit Masurkar. The movie also stars Ila Arun, Sharat Saxena and Vijay Raaz in crucial roles.