Actor Vidya Balan has mentioned that after her debut film was shelved abruptly, she was labelled ‘jinxed’ and misplaced out on a lot of her future projects. In an interview to India Today, the Shakuntala Devi actor mentioned that she isn’t superstitious, however was ‘heartbroken’ to have been replaced.
She mentioned, “I think when I first did my feature film with Mohanlal in Malayalam, I got 7-8 film offers after my first schedule. The only problem was that the film got shelved after the first schedule. So not only did the film get shelved, I was also replaced in all other films. I was labelled jinxed after that.”
The actor continued, “It is ridiculous. I don’t believe in it. I am not a superstitious person. I don’t think any success or failure can be attributed to anyone else. You know sometimes things don’t work out. I was heartbroken when I was replaced in all those films. I was thrown out of a very big Tamil film at the time.” Vidya mentioned that her life modified when she met Pradeep Sarkar, who forged her in the Euphoria music video Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali, after which in Parineeta.
The rejections made her offended, Vidya mentioned, and most of that anger can be directed at her mom, since her father would usually be out for work. “My mom used to ground me with prayers, mediation. She would tell me ‘why don’t you just sit and pray?’ but I would just fight with her because I was feeling angry, helpless and agitated,” she mentioned.
Vidya had beforehand spoken about having skilled the casting sofa in the south Indian film trade. Recalling the incident, she instructed Pinkvilla, “One day I remember I was in Chennai and this director came to meet me. I said let’s sit in the coffee shop and he kept insisting that he wants to talk to me and that we should go to the room. I left the door of my room open and he left within five minutes. This incident suddenly struck me today when I’m talking about this.”
The actor most just lately appeared in the biopic Shakuntala Devi, which acquired mixed-to-positive opinions.
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