Yes! You read it right. It is heard that the 2012 hit film Kahaani which headlined Vidya Balan as its leading lady, who swept away all the awards for her impeccable performance, was not supposed to be her film.
The film which was produced by Sujoy Ghosh and Kushal Kantilal Gada, was originally supposed to be produced by Yash Raj Films. At that time, Aditya Chopra wanted Rani Mukherjee to play Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan’s role). However, Sujoy, who also directed the film, was in favor of none but Vidya Balan alone.
With time, the earlier proposal fell apart and Balan bagged the the meaty role.
Rightly said, daane daane pe likha hai khane wale ka naam!