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Did You Know? Vidya Balan Was Rejected 75 TIMES Before She Got Parineeta!

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Vidya Balan auditioned 75 times for her role in 'Parineeta'
Did You Know? Vidya Balan Was Rejected 75 TIMES Before She Got Parineeta! (Photo Credit – Vidya Balan Instagram)

Composer Shantanu Moitra of “Parineeta” recalled seeing actress Vidya Balan in a very vulnerable state when she was rejected 75 times for her starring role in the film.

Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, “Parineeta” was an adaptation from the Bengali novella of the same name by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Along with Vidya Balan, the film also starred Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Dia Mirza.

Looking back at the experience of working on the film, he said: “The fondest memory I have about ‘Parineeta’ is that of an incredible girl who was sitting with us at Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s office… We slowly became friends.”

“I asked her what she was doing and she said she was here for audition. I’m talking about Vidya Balan. This story is for those people who think that enough is enough, let’s give up. The girl auditioned about 75 times and got rejected every single time. Can you imagine her self-worth? Then Pradeep would tell Vinod to try a new look because the previous one wasn’t working. At that time, many top actresses were giving the same auditions as well and calling him for a role. Think about the pressure on that girl! I still remember the day after getting rejected for the 75th time, there was a Bryan Adams concert in Mumbai and she said that she was going for it. At that time, Pradeep said that ‘let’s do one last audition’ and around 3:30, she quickly came and gave the test with the belief that it won’t happen and after her test, she left for the concert,” he added.

Moitra continued: “The next part, I was the witness to since I was there to present our song – ‘Piya bole’. The song happened and things were going smooth when suddenly Pradeep opened the laptop and told Vinod that there is one more test. Vinod just took a look at it and said that they have finally found her, they found Parineeta. Now the deal was to call Vidya from the concert. Pradeep was calling Vidya but she was thinking about switching off the phone, thinking that the call was about a rejection. Someone texted her – ‘Dude it’s over, you are ‘Parineeta’. I think she got the message and she walked outside, crying. She just kneeled and was sobbing because she had got the role. After that film, she became this amazing actress, strong woman but I have seen her in that vulnerable state when she was rejected 75 times.”

Talking about it, Vidya Balan said: “I got the chance to work with Shantanu in ‘Parineeta’. We were making an audio board for Parineeta and Dada said that there is this one scene where Saif says ‘ek shabdh hai, put a tune to this’ and I sing for the audio board. They said this and I followed instructions. Dada turned around and told Shantanu – why don’t we make her sing for this part? And Shantanu’s face went blank. I asked them what was wrong and if I should try again…but there was no reaction on his face and that’s when I realised that he hated the way I had sung.”

On the work front, Moitra will be seen recreating Amaal Mallik’s “Sooraj dooba hain” on MX Player’s “Times of Music”.

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CONFIRMED! Ajay Devgn To Back A Film On India-China Clash In Galwan Valley

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Ajay Devgn To Make A Film On Galwan Valley(Pic Credit – AjayDevgn/Facebook)

After Bhuj: The Pride of India, Ajay Devgn Ffilms & Select Media holdings LLP, once again, join hands to showcase the strength of our Indian Army during the recent Galwan Valley incident!

It is a known fact that actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn has always supported movies or characters that portrays Strength and Valour. The actor, in past, who has shouldered films like LOC: Kargil, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Tanhaji, Singham and RAID amongst others is all set to showcase the Might, Valour & Sacrifice of the Indian army during the infiltration of China at the Galwan Valley recently.

About the Galwan Valley incident that Ajay Devgn is making the film,  On 15 June, our troops were ambushed. The fighting resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers of 16th Bihar Regiment including its commanding officer, Colonel Santosh Babu. At a de-escalation meeting following the incident, China accepted that the Chinese commanding officer was also killed in the mêlée. U.S. intelligence reportedly concluded that 35 Chinese soldiers were killed.

20 of our brothers laid their lives to assert the Territorial Integrity and Sovereignty of our Mother Land, It is their story!

The film is co-produced by Ajay Devgn FFilms and Select Media Holdings LLP. It narrates the story of the sacrifice of 20 Indian army men who fought the Chinese army.

The cast and other crew are under finalisation.

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Riddhima Kapoor Sahni Appreciates Husband Bharat Sahni For Donating Plasma To Those In Need Amid The Pandemic

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Riddhima Kapoor Sahni Appreciates Husband Bharat Sahni For Donating Plasma To Those In Need Amid The Pandemic (Pic Credit – RiddhimaKapoor/Instagram)

Riddhima Kapoor Sahni is proud of her husband Bharat Sahni, as he donated plasma amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking to Instagram Stories, Riddhima posted a picture in which Bharat is seen in the hospital sitting on a chair and donating plasma.

“So proud of you for donating your plasma and saving someone’s life today. Well done,” Riddhima Kapoor Sahni wrote.

Riddhima Kapoor Sahni is currently spending time with her mom, Neetu Kapoor, in Mumbai. She reached here a few days after her father, Rishi Kapoor, passed away on April 30.

Neetu Kapoor too praised her son-in-law for donating plasma. She took to Instagram Stories and wrote: “So proud of my son-in-law @brat.man for donating his plasma to critically ill Covid patients. I sincerely hope this inspires a lot of other people to come forward and do the same.”

However, Neetu Kapoor did not share if Bharat had suffered from coronavirus or not.

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Kriti Kharbanda Watches As Boyfriend Pulkit Samrat & Pet Dog ‘Meditate’

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Kriti Kharbanda Watches As Boyfriend Pulkit Samrat & Pet Dog ‘Meditate’

Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda took a witty jibe when she caught her boyfriend Pulkit Samrat and his pet dog Drogo sleeping on the floor.

Posting a picture on Instagram Stories of Pulkit Samrat and the dog dozing off on the floor, she wrote: “They meditate. I watch.”

Kriti Kharbanda had recently shared a sun-kissed image of herself recently.

“A little sunshine #Sundayvibes,” Kriti Kharbanda had captioned the image.

On the work front, Kriti was last seen on screen in Anees Bazmee’s comedy caper “Pagalpanti“, which also stars her beau Pulkit, John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’cruz and Saurabh Shukla.

Kriti Kharbanda will next be seen in Bejoy Nambiar’s revenge drama titled “Taish”. The film is slated to release next year.

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