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Vidya says no to Satte Pe Satta

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is all set to make a guest appearance in Akshay Kumar starrer Thank You and Abhishek Bachchan’s Dum Maaro Dum. The actress who is enjoying the success of her film ‘No One Killed Jessica’, has also bagged award for movies like Paa and Ishqiya for her outstanding performance. Vidya Balan who was considered to pair alongside South Indian superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming flick Rana had turned down the offer due to the lack of essence in her character.

Meanwhile the actress has got even more choosy and consequently stepped out of Soham Shah’s much hyped film Satte Pe Satta remake. Earlier actor Sanjay Dutt was obstinate that Vidya Balan could fit into the bill with an incomprehensible easiness but that wasn’t the matter. The vivacious lass thought she didn’t have enough talent in her to fill the gap of the most talented and honourable actress Hema Malini‘s character that she played in the original Satte Pe Satta. Vidya had also announced that there was no way the remake could reprise the old classic. Estimating a movie’s destiny is indeed some element to talk wildly about.

Isn’t it guys? Now the filmmaker is facing problem in hunting appropriate female lead who would do full justice to the role. As reported, the actress will be appearing in “Chenab Gandhi”, directed by Vibhu Puri and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which revolves around Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also called as Frontier Gandhi. And till January 2011, Vidya Balan will feature in “Dirty Picture”, which is said to be a biopic based on the life and death of Soth Indian actress Silk Smitha. A long way to go in Bollywood, the actress has however proved even in short span of time your hard work can lead you the path of success!!

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Vidya to star in Satte Pe Satta

Amitabh Bachchan starrer classic caper Satte Pe Satta is being remade with Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt in the lead role. The story of seven brothers is to be written by director Soham Shah and the movie as stated is a joint production between Sanjay and Shree Ashtavinayak. Actress Vidya Balan,

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

who has been bagging trophies and awards for quite some time for her outstanding performances in ‘Paa’ and ‘Ishqiya’, shall be donning the role that was played by Hema Malini. So, everyone is waiting to see Sanjay Dutt and Vidya Balan sharing screen space once again. Bipasha Basu will play the character of Ranjeeta. Meanwhile, Arshad Warsi, our very own ‘circuit’ would be playing one of the brothers of Sanjay in the movie. Fardeen Khan, Zayed Khan and Shreyas Talpade would be playing some of other brothers of Sanjay Dutt.


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Vidya to play Hema Malini

Vidya Balan looks all set to unite with co-star Sanjay Dutt. This time, the actress will be playing Hema Malini‘s character in the 1982 comedy, Satte Pe Satta. The film, which will be directed by Soham Shah, will portray Sanjay Dutt essaying Amitabh Bachchan‘s role. Vidya Balan really liked the script and is very much interested to free herself from the commitments she has been stucked with. In fact, Sanjay wanted Vidya to be a part of the film.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

The original film saw Hema Malini’s character, Indu, who falls in love and marry Amitabh Bachchan’s character, Ravi. Vidya’s upcoming bags of movies is quite an interesting mixture. She plays a rancorous action babe in Sujoy Ghosh’s “Kahaani,” that is said to be a remake of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Milan Luthria‘s Dirty Picture is a biopic that casts Vidya as the troubled Tamil siren, Silk Smitha. Let’s see, will the award winning actress be able to do full justice to the character she plays or not !!!

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Mallika replaces Vidya

Although hottest Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat seems to have become too busy for Bollywood ever since she’s started working on her international projects. Here’s some good news for Mallika’s Indian fans. According to the latest gupshup, Mallika Sherawat has replaced the gorgeous and talented Bollywood diva Vidya Balan in the much-awaited sequel of comedy flick ‘Dhamaal’.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

Director Indra Kumar for his upcoming multi-starrer ‘Dhamaal 2’ has casted Mallika for the flick. A few days back it was reported that Vidya Balan was the first choice to play the character, but the actress asked for a big amount which director Indra Kumar could not afford.

Later, it was reported that the flmmaker Mallika was approached for the same, and she agreed to do the film at a much-affordable price. The rest of the cast which includes Sanjay Dutt, Jaaved Jaaferi, Ashish Chowdhary and Ritesh Deshmukh remains the same.

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Vidya Balan Career Snapshot

Vidya Balan, the 31-year-old actress has sadly been more in news for her fashion sense than her acting skills. Though she has delivered some good movies and hits along these years in her career spanning six years in Bollywood, she is still struggling for getting due respect and fame in the industry.

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2008 saw no releses of hers, although Bhool Bhulaiya and Heyy baby were mighty successful films of Vidya in 2007.

Vidya Balan has a big line up of films in 2009 and the coming year. Milan Luthria’s Bihaad with Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Chenab Gandhi with Big B and Harman Baweja, Balki’s Paa with Bachchan father son duo and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Ishqiya with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi are the films she has up her sleeve.

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Sanjay Vidya Pairing Rocks

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Bollywood industry had seen different types of pairs over 60 years of bollywood’s history. Raj Kapoor and Nargis were sublime during the black and white era, when most of film shooting used to take place
within studios. Dilip Kumar and Vaijayantimala’s films started during black and white era and continued during the era of coloured films. Films like Leader had locations, rich music, powerful dance sequences,
etc. in addition to online chemistry of Dilip Kumar and Vaijayantimala.

Sanjay Dutt and Vidya Balan form one type of such an unique pair who had been accepted by the viewers of bollywood films.The pair has acted in two films together both big hits. Sanjay Dutt got the scope of
performing opposite Vidya Balan at middle-age as opposed to his performance opposite Madhuri Dixit in during his young age in films like Thanedaar, Saajan, Khalnayak, etc.

In Pradeep Sarkar’s Parineeta, Sanjay Dutt’s role was based on the character of a middle aged person who was considerate about the family of Parineeta. Although Vidya Balan was attached with Saif Ali Khan
according to the classic literature of Sarat Chandra Chatterji, Sanjay Dutt’s contribution was even greater in the film than Saif Ali Khan. All the songs in the film composed by Shantanu Moitra ended up being super hit, including Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal’s song “piyu bole”.

Lage Raho Munnabhai was probably the greatest hit film of Sanjay Dutt in his entire career. He was a bhai ( underworld don) who pretended to be a Professor and impressed Vidya Balan who was attached to an old-age home. He impressed her with his knowledge on Gandhiji. Mahatma
Gandhi’s soul instructed Sanjay Dutt to follow his path related to ahimsa.

The romance in the film was related to matured level of understanding. Sonu Nigam’s song “pal pal pal pal pal pal”, was a landmark hit.

The viewers are looking forward to more films of Vidya Balan with Sanjay Dutt, as the pair had shown matured level of performance which touched the hearts of millions of viewers all across the world. Sanjay
Dutt these days had restricted himself in acting in action films, so if he signs romantic films, the producers and directors should think about Vidya Balan looks better than any other actress of bollywood

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Vidya denies rumours of link-up with Vivek

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Poor Vivek Oberoi, he’s being dumped this time again… and that too by Vidya Balan, who has had the frequent experiences of alleged link-ups. Vidya, who’s been linked to almost every actor that she has worked with from Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham to Shahid Kapoor, is not having any of this.

She’s not even working with Vivek, so Vidya was anxious to bid a nix to this romance rumour in the bud. The twosome have hardly met each other and these news have cropped from nowhere.

The actor, who’s not had a film since the disastrous Mission Istanbul last year, has been getting a lot of press lately because of an alleged link-up with the Kismet Konnection actress.

Vivek has also been in news for his romantic link-up with Ashwairya Rai that met a tragic end

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Vidya was outstanding in Eklavya

Vidya n Saif in Eklavya

Eklavya-The Royal Guard was the official entry to Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category for the year 2007 saw its female lead Vidya Balan in an outstanding performance among the stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt and Saif Ali Khan.

Vidya Balan as Rajeshwari (“Rajjo“) played the role of childhood love of a prince. The get-up an costumes were fantastically designed and she really recreated the persona of a princess. Eklavya is an Indian film, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra that released in 2006. It also starred Sharmila Tagore, Jackie Shroff, Raima Sen in pivotal roles.

The principal shooting of the film finished in April 2006. The primary location was Rajasthan but some filming took place at the Devigarh Palace in Udaipur, Jaipur and Bikaner. The Royal Guard is about Eklavya (Amitabh Bachchan) a loyal guardian of an ancient royal castle whose duty is to protect those who live within the family. The guardian vows to burn down all the secrets of the family with the holy fire of his own funeral.


* The film was originally titled Yagna.
* A teaser trailer was released in 2005 which featured Amitabh Bachchan.
* The film brings together real life mother and son, Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan. They will share screen space for the first time.
* Vidhu Vinod Chopra has used 800 camels for a particular scene.

The film belonged to Amitabh Bachchan but we came across some very good performances from the whole cast and crew including Vidya Balan.

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Vidhya Balan is still single!!!

Vidya Balan

When the lady in question was asked this question, why so? She says maybe we will have to ask the good looking men in Bollywood as to why this serene beauty is still single. Vidya Balan who shot to fame with ‘Parineeta‘ which also had Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt in the lead says it was not quite easy for her to reach the spot where she is right now.

Ms. Balan has been linked romantically with every co-star she has acted with. When she did Salaam-E-Ishq she was linked with her co-star in the film John Abraham. In ‘Kismat Connection‘ she was linked with her co-star Shahid Kapoor. Asked if she was romantically involved with Shahid the actress strongly denies. She says in a TV interview, if she actually was linked with all her co-stars then she should be a person to wear her heart on her sleeve, which she is not! So the rumors must be rumors with no amount of truth.

Soon Vidya will be busy shooting for ‘Chenab Gandhi‘ with debutant director Vibhu Puri. The script for this film has been penned by Bhavani Iyer. Vidhya will be acting alongside Amithabh Bachchan and Harman Baweja for this film which will revolve around the life of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, better known as Frontier Gandhi. Saregama India is all set to co-produce Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) Productions’ She will also be doing another project with Papa Bachchan and Abhishek. This project has still not been named.

Vidya, wishing you good luck in your films in 2009!!

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