10 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan

10 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is one of the most versatile Indian film actress, who is popular in bollywood. She started her acting career at the age of 16 with the TV show “Hum Paanch”. There are certain lesser known facts about the actress which not many are aware about. Here are 10 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan will blow your mind. Let’s take a look at some of the unknown facts about her:

10 Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan

  1. 40 screen tests before ‘Parineeta’

Life has not always been so great for Vidya. She had started out from Hum Paanch, a television serial and had to wait for many years to make it to the big screen. She had to cross around 40 screen tests and did 17 make up shoots before bagging her debut role for Parineeta.

  1. Enthusiastic reader

Vidya Balan loves to read in her free time. The actress’s favourite author is Paulo Coelho

  1. Vidya was called a Jinx

Vidya Balan revealed about how she was labelled jinxed by the bollywood industry. “When people in the industry got to know that I have been signed on a Mohanlal’s film that time I verbally confirmed around 12 movies. But as soon as that film got shut, I was thrown out from all 12 movies! Everyone started to call me jinx and that began to break me down.”

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  1. Family and Faith helped Vidya

Vidya struggled for 3 years in her career before signing on music video for Euphoria and during these hard times it was her family and her faith that something good will happen that helped her survive.

  1. She is thankful for Parineeta

While doing the music video for Euphoria Vidya worked with director Pradeep Sarkar who assures to sign her for Parineeta. But when Vidhu Vinod Chopra comes in as producer he was reluctant to take newcomer Vidya. So he tested Vidya for months by taking her on various scenes and songs for Parineeta and lastly Vidya’s ability proved him wrong and changed his mind.

  1. Two movies that took Vidya to new stature

The Dirty picture and Kahaani are two such movies that brought out the real actor in Vidya and gave her a big success in the industry but the name and fame did not come easily to Vidya balan, she has struggled a lot for it.

  1. Never had to face the infamous ‘casting couch’

It is believed that actors who come from non-filmy background usually face the trauma of casting couch. But Vidya says she has been very lucky to have always worked with good people and have found work on the basis of her capabilities.

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  1. Believer in Universe

The actress has always put out her desires and believes the Universe is always listening

  1. Lose weight

Vidya revealed that she had once started to do water therapy as someone told her that it is a fast way to lose weight

  1. Her good luck, Siddharth

Vidya feels that it’s her good luck to have found a husband like Siddharth Roy Kapur in her life. He understands me and more importantly he enjoys my work

These conclude our list of 10 interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Vidya Balan.

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