I Felt Ugly: Vidya Balan Opens Up About Being Rejected By Tamil And Malayalam Film Producers And Directors!

We salute Vidya Balan’s courage!

Vidya Balan is one of those very first actresses who started the women-centric films and promoted the ideology too. She has also been one of the very few actresses to take up mvoies with meaty and substantial roles. She changed the meaning of the film industry making it welcoming for more women. However, no success comes without challenges and she has changed some of the worst. Vidya Balan, in a recent interview was asked about why she never does more South films. The actress then added that South films were her first ever choice but she was body-shamed and trolled for the way she looked and that made her all the more strong to pull herself together and prove her mettle in the industry.



She stated, “I have been replaced in a lot of Malayalam films. I was also thrown out of a Tamil film after my role has been confirmed. My parents used to come with me because they were so worried about me. I had really begun to fade. We went to the producer’s office. The producer showed us the scenes from the film and said, ‘Just look at her, does she look like a heroine? The cruel attitude left us in shock and the producer also said that he was never really interested in taking me and blamed the director.”

Further talking about her bitter experiences with the South film industry, she said, “I felt ugly…I felt like sh*t for months and I don’t think I looked at myself in the mirror. I didn’t like what I saw because I thought I was ugly…For the longest time, I did not forgive that man, but today, thanks to that I realized that I have to love and accept myself the way I am.”

She also talked about how she promised to be a part of a Tamil film but later took a backseat because the script and the comedy was just terrible. “I left the film and they sent me a legal notice.”

But, Vidya has ever since always stood her ground and today she is one of the most successful actresses in the Indian film industry. From Mission Mangal up until Nerkonda Paarvai, she is only flying high and will confidently fly higher.

Congratulations to Vidya for setting up a strong example!


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