On Thursday, grapevine were strongly suggesting that Vidya Balan has apparently pulled out of both the films she had in her kitty. Sujoy Ghosh’s next co-starring Irrfan Khan and Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani with Emraan Hashmi and Rajkummar Rao. Vidya’s last two stints at the silver screen didn’t manage to set the box office ringing and rumour has it that the actress wants to evaluate her future plans.
When contacted, Mahesh Bhatt, the producer of Suri’s film, told Mirror, “As far as Hamari Adhuri Kahani is concerned, Vidya is still on board. She asked for the details before she left for the US. Why would she make enquiries if she didn’t want to do my film?”
But a close friend of Vidya spilled the beans. “Vidya may do the film with the Bhatts as it has been pushed back because of Emraan’s son’s health issue. But she is definitely taking a break.”
Ghosh, who was scheduled to roll with the film in May, is obviously not a happy man. “Vidya has told him that he can go ahead with another actress, but Sujoy says that he will wait for her. But, that will of course leave Irrfan with a gaping hole in his date diary in May,” said the source.
So, why the sabbatical? “She’s exhausted after back-to-back shoots and promotions for both films. She wants to do only endorsements for a while,” revealed the source. An equally strong rumour doing the rounds is that Vidya might be pregnant. The actress who has put on a few kilos recently denied it and the friend maintained that she is not in the family way.
Vidya will next be seen playing a detective in Bobby Jassos. Both Vidya and Sujoy remained unavailable for comment.