Vidya Balan Starrer ‘Begum Jan’ is released on the box office. In Award-winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji’s film Vidhya plays the madam of a brothel. The film receives mixed reviews from critics and audiences.
Vidya Balan, the actress, who created her own space in B-town by her hard work ,even after a long struggle before tasting success is in the shining position and one among the most famous actress.
Vidhya made her Bollywood debut in 2005 with Pradeep Sarkar’s musical drama “Parineeta”. Before being cast, she had to undergo extensive auditions for six months. After giving 40 screen tests and 17 makeup shoots, she got “Parineeta”.
In 2000, Vidya was cast as the female lead in the Malayalam film “Chakram”, opposite Mohanlal. Immediately after that she got 12 movies. However, due to production difficulties, “Chakram” was shelved. Before that Mohanlal’s any film didn’t delayed. The film producers blamed Vidya for bringing “bad luck” to the project; labelled her as a “jinx”; and replaced her in the films that she had been contracted for.
She shifted focus to Tamil cinema. In 2001, she was cast as the female lead in N. Linguswamy’s Run (2002). However, after completing the first shooting schedule, she was unceremoniously dropped and replaced by Meera Jasmine.
She was signed up under false pretences for a sex comedy, a genre she was uncomfortable with, and decided to leave the project. Thereafter, she signed on for a third Tamil film, “Manasellam” (2003), but was replaced by Trisha as the director was dissatisfied with her work.