Aishwarya Rai – the first choice for Parineeta not Vidya
Vidya Balan, today’s much hot and well in demand actress who is now rated as the best actress, had made her Bollywood debut with Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s produced ‘Parineeta’ in 2005. Well, Vidhu Chopra has now revealed a strange thing about casting the leading heroines of this venture. He told the reporters recently that initially the first choice was Aishwarya Rai for the role of Lalita in Parineeta.
Chopra told that he was not sure of the acting skills of Balan so he wanted only Aishwarya but Pradeep Sarkar, the director of the movie, insisted to rope in Vidya Balan. Thus Chopra met her and took the adution. Balan easily passed it so the film happened in her kitty. And due to this movie and her brilliant acting, she then found her place in Hindi cinema. Parineeta, the classic movie, was a hit musical saga of 2005.
Chopra revealed that he wanted the girl who had the bigger persona and beauty since the role demanded two men falling in love with the same girl. He unzipped that when he thought of Parineeta, immediately Aishwarya’s face came into mind. But Pradeep was sure of Vidya’s skills thus the film was pocketed by her.
Vidhu liked to make Sanjay Dutt’s character ‘Girish’ more powerful than Shekhar (Saif Ali Khan) and he asked Sanjay who agreed to do so and injected real life in the role. Vinod Chopra met Rekha for the cameo role, which demanded classic beauty. Thus none other than Rekha could do this role. Parineeta impressed both critics and the masses.