Actress Vidya Malavade Reveals She’s Been Rejected For Being “Too Young, Tool Old, Too Pretty, Not So Pretty”


Actress Vidya Malvade revealed that she was rejected for being 'too young, too old, too pretty, not so pretty'.

Vidya Malavade shared this image. (courtesy vidyamalvade)

New Delhi:

Vidya Malavade is currently awaiting the release of her upcoming action film Ruslan, The film will be released on 26 April. Recently the actress spoke openly about facing rejection in the industry. Go win! India In a chat with Bollywood Bubble, the star revealed that Imtiaz Ali rejected her because she looked “too glamorous”. Vidya said that she had to convince the filmmaker not to snatch the role from her because of her looks. Imtiaz Ali is unsure about casting her in the role of Vaishali, there is talk about this Dr. AroraVidya said, “When Imtiaz's casting team – when they were casting, they kept saying, 'No, she can't do this. She is too glamorous for this role. He wanted someone who looked like a housewife from the heartland of the country. He was like, 'How is she going to pull this off?' I don't think she will do that.

Vidya Malavade further said, “I remember Mukesh Chhabra's team was casting and they asked if you have any photo like the character they want so I can show it to the team and show it. And I sent pictures. He was like, 'Not this, I want something else.' I was on a shoot. I packed quickly, called my domestic help and told her that I needed one of her sarees and blouses. I wore that saree, applied some kajal and styled my hair. I just got him to take pictures.”

The actress also spoke about the detailed note that she wrote for Imtiaz Ali. Vidya further added, “I sent the picture and a message to Imtiaz Ali sir and told him, 'Sir, please don't take away a part of me because of the way I look. Because I know I can change and do what needs to be done to become Vaishali. And he said just give me a few days. After a few days I got a call that you were on. For me, that was a change.

Talking about facing rejection, Vidya Malvade said, “Too young, too old, too pretty, not so pretty… whatever, I have been rejected for everything.”

During the same conversation, Vidya Malavade, without revealing the name of the film, also recalled that she was once approached to play Sidharth Malhotra's mother in a film.

Meanwhile, Vidya Malavade is all set to impress her fans as an official Ruslan, Directed by Karan Lalit Butani, the film stars Aayush Sharma and Ms Mishra in the lead roles.

RuslanReleasing theatrically on April 26, the film is backed by Sri Sathya Sai Arts.

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