Looking beyond the pomp and the glamour, there is a side to the industry that remains masked more often than not. In this new generation, actors share their unspoken journey. Here, Vidya Balan talks about her Untold Story which has almost everything - fat-shaming, rejection, humiliation and sexual proposition - and how she braved past it.
Casting couch has been reported in recent days too often from an unknown actress like Sri Reddy to known personalities like Chinmayi and Kangana Ranaut. Here comes another Bolly Beauty who won national award for Kahani and mesmerized fans with Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan remembering her casting couch incident.
Actress Vidya Balan has revealed that she once faced casting couch when a director came to meet her in Chennai. "I said let's sit in the coffee shop and he kept insisting that...we should go to my room," she added. "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.," said Vidya. She also recalled an incident that 'scarred her'. "Someone wrote that 'Dress like this, she has no business of getting out, she should stay indoors'.
Vidya has also revealed that she was once replaced in a South Indian film during the initial days of her career. Vidya further revealed, "The producer showed [me and my parents] the clippings from the film and he said 'Just look at her, does she look like a heroine?'" "I felt ugly...I felt like shit for months," she added.