"I was heartbroken when I was replaced in all those films."
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has revealed that she was “labelled jinxed” after her debut film was suddenly shelved.
As a result of his abrupt move, the actress faced repercussions. She subsequently lost out on many future projects.
According to an interaction with India Today, Vidya Balan opened up about her heartbreak. She said:
“I think when I first did my feature film with Mohanlal in Malayalam, I got 7-8 film offers after my first schedule.
“The only problem was that the film got shelved after the first schedule.
“So not only did the film get shelved, I was also replaced in all other films. I was labelled jinxed after that.”
Vidya continued to mention that although she did not believe in superstition, she was left devastated. She recalled:
“It is ridiculous. I don’t believe in it. I am not a superstitious person. I don’t think any success or failure can be attributed to anyone else.
“You know sometimes things don’t work out. I was heartbroken when I was replaced in all those films.
“I was thrown out of a very big Tamil film at the time.”
Vidya Balan went on to recall that she would let her anger get the better of her. Usually, it was directed at her mother while her father was at work. She explained:
“My mum used to ground me with prayers, mediation. She would tell me, ‘why don’t you just sit and pray?’
“But I would just fight with her because I was feeling angry, helpless and agitated.”
The Shakuntala Devi (2020) actress continued to mention that her life changed its course when she met director, Pradeep Sarkar.
The director cast Vidya in his 2003 Euphoria music video, ‘Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali’ and then the 2005 film, Parineeta.
Previously, speaking to Pinkvilla, Vidya had shared her experience of casting couch in the South Indian film industry.
Remembering the unfortunate incident, Vidya Balan said:
“One day, I remember I was in Chennai and this director came to meet me.
“I said let’s sit in the coffee shop and he kept insisting that he wants to talk to me and that we should go to the room.
“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.”