The Vidya magic!

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 07, 2005 08:40 hrs

Vidya Balan is the hottest star in Bollywood after she played Lalitha in Parineeta. But the irony of it is that she was rejected by Tamil industry before she made it big there.

This Iyer girl from Ottapalam near Palakkad in Kerala was Maddy’s original heroine in Lingusamy directed Run. But she was replaced by Meera Jasmine and later she was the first choice of Oscar film’s Manasellam opposite Srikanth. But after a photo shoot she was replaced by Trisha. Then Vidya was supposed to be Mohanlal’s heroine in Chakram a Malayalam film that later got shelved!

Vidya was labeled “jinxed” by our superstitious industry but now she has emerged winner and has become the connoisseur of all eyes after her superb portrayal in Parineeta for which she is getting a lot of accolades.

Her simple and girl-next-door looks with a sensuous smile is a big hit with Bollywwod audience and now she has signed Munnabhai MBBS-2 with Sanjay Dutt and Yagna with Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan. And now the grapevine is abuzz that some of our young heroes are after Vidya’s dates to do a Tamil film!