The actress says she was never given a script for ‘Rana’
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Vidya Balan is known for her fiery performances. Unlike other actresses, she doesn’t like being the glam doll whose only job is to dance for the hero. And if the script and her role isn’t good enough, she doesn’t hesitate to refuse even the biggest superstar of the country.
When Vidya refused the Rajnikant-starrer ‘Rana’ a few months ago, people sniggered that she had made a big mistake. After all, which actress would say no to a Rajni-starrer which always sets new records at the BO?
But Vidya recently revealed why she refused ‘Rana’. “The makers of the film spoke to me about it, but I wasn’t exactly in serious talks. Later, when I asked for a script, I didn’t get any.”
When ‘The Dirty Picture’ actress was asked to clarify whether she had been asked to sign the movie offer without reading the script she said, “I don’t know what to say or how to explain it. They just didn’t call me back. And how can I take the next step without a script?”
‘Rana’s’ director K S Ravikumar confirmed this news. “Yes, Vidya was also contacted. But since our script wasn’t ready by then, we couldn’t hand it over to her. And by the time the story was locked, it had gone onto a completely different tangent. So, there was no point in sending the script to her.”
‘Rana’, which now stars Deepika Paduknow, seems jinxed. The film has been practically shelved due to Rajni’s ill-health. Moreover, the 63-year-old actor has also committed himself to his daughter Soundarya’s 3D film ‘Kochadaiyaan’ which is touted to be a prequel to ‘Rana.’
As for Vidya, after the super success of ‘The Dirty Pictures’ she wouldn’t be ruing the loss of ‘Rana’ for sure!