Vidya Balan auditioned 75 times for film ‘Parineeta’: Music composer Shantanu Moitra

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Actress Vidya Balan needs no introduction now but there was a time when she used to audition to enter Bollywood and she finally made it by debuting with ‘Parineeta’. But do you know how much she had to struggle for the role in her first film?

Composer Shantanu Moitra who was also a part of Parineeta revealed that Vidya Balan auditioned 75 times for the film. Sharing her fondest memory about Parineeta, the composer 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.”

He was talking about Vidya Balan. When he met the actress, Moitra asked her about what she was doing, for which Vidya answered that she was there for an audition. Taking a life lesson, Moitra said that this story is for those people who think that enough is enough, let’s give up. The actress got rejected 75 times.

Shantanu further added, ”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.”

After her last test finally Pradeep and Vinod (director and producer of the film) selected her for the role. They finally found Parineeta and they called Vidya but the actress was at the concert. When she came to know about the good news, she cried in happiness.

Published by Lokendra Sharma on 01 Jul 2020

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