Actress Vidya Balan started her acting career with television and eventually made it to the big screen, which makes her a self-made star in all real senses. Speaking about her journey recently, the actress said that while she’s grateful she hasn’t tried the casting couch herself. But he had a rather uncomfortable experience once. Recalling what happened during the meeting with the unnamed man, Vidya said that she was eventually dropped from the project.
It all happened during her interview with Humans Of Bombay. Balan said candidly, “Actually I haven’t really tried the casting couch. I was very, very lucky, because I’ve heard horror stories, and that was my parents’ biggest fear because they resisted me getting into movies. But the one incident I had… I remember, in one of my signed films, I was meeting the director because I was visiting Chennai for an ad shoot.”
Explaining further, the Bhool Bhulaiyaa The actress added, “I didn’t understand because I was alone. But I did a very clever thing. When we went to the room, I left the door open. And then she knew the only way for him was to get out. So I don’t think I’ve had experience with the casting couch. No proposal was made, no proposal was made. But that was a feeling, a vibe I got. And I reacted to it. Self-preservation is also a woman’s instinct.” He finished by saying, “And then I got kicked out of that movie.”
Coming to the professional front, the 44-year-old actress was last seen in the Prime Video original Jalsawhich released on 18 March 2022. Helmed by Suresh Triveni, the thriller film also features Shefali Shah in a pivotal role.
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