Before Parineeta, Vidya Balan faced nepotism, says ‘was replaced from dozen South Indian films’


Vidya Balan has been an actress who is instrumental in changing roles for women in the Hindi Film Industry. She has given many successful films that have been riding completely on her shoulders. However, she recently opened up about her low phase in her acting career.

While promoting her next movie, ‘Shakuntala Devi’, Vidya Balan revealed, before she got selected for her debut film ‘Parineeta’, she was replaced in almost 12 South Indian films within three years. At that point, acting only remained a dream for her.

However, she has made a name for herself in Bollywood like no one else. She has gained a huge following across the country with her acting skills. With recent hits like ‘Mission Mangal’ and ‘Tumhari Sulu’, she has proved that she can mix art and commerce perfectly.

Vidya’s next film is a biopic on the human-computer Shakuntala Devi which will release directly on Amazon Prime Video on July 31. This film is directed by Anu Menon. Her next release is ‘Sherni’ and is directed by Amit Masurkar. Vidya plays the role of a forest officer who is willing to solve a major conflict regarding the forest.

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