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04-05-2012, 10:18 PM #1
Vidya Balan replaced Aishwarya Rai in ‘Parineeta’!
It is heard that Aishwarya Rai was filmmaker-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s first choice for his 2005 production Parineeta. However, Aish’s loss was, equally talented Vidya Balan’s gain.
“When we thought of Parineeta, I immediately thought of a face like Aishwarya Rai. The character of the girl is like two men fall in love with her…so the heroine has to be bigger. But Pradeep Sarkar (director) told me about her (Vidya) I was like let me see what she can do,” Chopra told reporters recently.
“But then we tested and tried her (Vidya Balan) and she cleared it,” Chopra added.
Vidya’s performance in the film was as usual magical that she went on to get nominated at Filmfare awards not just for the Best Female Debut category, but also in Best Actress category. However, the actress went on to win the Best Female Debut award.
Vidya Balan’s next appearance in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s production Ferrari Ki Sawaari will be an item number. The actress will be doing an item number for the first time ever....being a human...