Vidya Balan shares painful experience of being cheated on, left heartbroken

Actress Vidya Balan, known for her candid nature, recently revealed a deeply personal experience of betrayal in a previous relationship. Despite her happy marriage with Siddharth Roy Kapur, Vidya shared her journey of heartbreak and devastation, shedding light on the pain caused by infidelity. In a candid interview, she opened up about the emotional turmoil she faced and offered insights into overcoming betrayal.

During an interview with Film Companion, Vidya Balan addressed the question of how someone as beautiful as her could be cheated on. Her response was a poignant reflection on the nature of betrayal and its impact on self-worth. Vidya emphasized that being cheated on is not a reflection of one’s worth but rather a reflection of the person who chooses to betray. She candidly admitted to feeling devastated, heartbroken, and shattered by the betrayal, highlighting the emotional toll it took on her.


Vidya was asked how someone as immensely beautiful as her could be cheated on. To this, Vidya replied, “When someone cheats on you, it is not a reflection on you. It is actually a reflection of them. I did not know that at that point. I was too young. I was devastated and heartbroken and shattered. And you think, ‘Oh! Am I not good enough?’ It is never about you; (it is about) the person who is cheating and it is about what that person is looking for. It still sucks.”

Despite the pain of betrayal, Vidya Balan’s journey of healing and self-discovery led her to profound insights. She acknowledged that at the time of the betrayal, she questioned her own worthiness and felt inadequate. However, she emphasized that such experiences are ultimately about the person who chooses to cheat and their own insecurities or desires. Through introspection and growth, Vidya found the strength to rise above the betrayal and forge a path of self-love and empowerment.

In a previous interview with Indian Express, Vidya shared details about the person who cheated on her, describing the experience as crushing. Despite the pain, she affirmed her resilience and determination to thrive despite the betrayal. Vidya credited her journey of self-discovery and personal growth for leading her to a fulfilling and happy marriage with Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Vidya Balan candidly acknowledged that her past relationships were marked by challenges and disappointments. She admitted to a pattern of dating men who ultimately proved to be unsuitable partners. However, she found solace in the knowledge that her first serious and long-lasting relationship culminated in marriage to Siddharth Roy Kapur.

On the professional front, Vidya Balan is gearing up for the release of “Do Aur Do Pyaar,” where she portrays a character navigating the complexities of infidelity alongside Pratik Gandhi. The film, directed by Shirsha Guha Thakurta, promises to delve into themes of love, betrayal, and redemption, offering audiences a compelling cinematic experience.