MUMBAI: Fans of Vidya Balan may have to prepare to see her in an all-new, more svelte and toned avatar!
Simultaneously lauded yet criticised for her full-figure, the talented Vidya Balan is undergoing a transformation for her upcoming film opposite Emraan Hashmi.
Directed by Mohit Suri, the Vishesh Films production will see Vidya play a florist working with a posh hotel. The role demanded Vidya to shed a few kilos to fit the mould, and Vidya readily complied.
Said a source close to the film, “The filmmakers did not ask Vidya to lose weight, but she knew that the role demanded that she be trim. She is an intelligent artiste who puts in a lot of effort to portray characters convincingly, so she is on a strict diet and exercise regime.”
Vidya Balan was last seen opposite Emraan in ‘Ghanchakkar’. Prior to that, the two worked together in Milan Luthria’s ‘The Dirty Picture’.