Published On: Wed, Mar 9th, 2016

What left Vidya Balan shocked and fuming?


Actress Vidya Balan is in for a surprise… or should we rather say, a rude shock? Well, the reason why this talented actress is shocked and angry is because of the sudden release of the Hindi version of a Malayalam film, ‘Urumi’ which she did a cameo in way back in 2010, after six years on March 11.

Titled ‘Ek Yodha Shoorveer’, the film that stars south superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, Prabhudheva, Vidya Balan, Tabu, Genelia D’Souza and Amol Gupte would hit the screens this coming Friday (March 11) and nobody from the cast seems to have any clue about its sudden release. Interestingly, the posters of the film too feature all the above-mentioned actors and hence, their fans too would assume to see their favorite stars in pivotal roles in what seems to be a war film, albeit dubbed in Hindi.

However, as per the sources close to Vidya Balan, hers is a cameo and not a full-fledged role. “Vidya has only done one song and two scenes and it could be very misleading to have her on the posters as her fans would expect her in a full-fledged role,” says the source and further adds, “‘Ek Yodha Shoorveer’ is the Hindi dubbed version of a Malayalam film ‘Urumi’ which she did back in 2010. She just got to know that they have decided to release it in Hindi after six years and she has no clue who has dubbed for her and when the dubbing happened because the makers didn’t even get in touch with her to dub in Hindi. She is shocked that they have even put her on the posters despite it being a short cameo.”

Another source informs that Vidya doesn’t even know who has done this and why. In fact, she hasn’t even watched the Malayalam version of the film yet. “Vidya did the film because she hails from Kerala and her parents always wanted her to do a Malayalam film. Back then, it was supposed to release on their new year and Vidya thought it would be a nice gift for her parents. Even though a special appearance, Vidya agreed to do the film because it was directed by Santosh Sivan, who she has high regards for.”

 Now if you read news about Vidya rejecting acting offers from the South, you know the real reason behind her decision! Once bitten twice shy, we say!

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology