Vidya Balan to play ‘Daayan’ in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next


Bollywood Garam: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will now be cast in the upcoming movie ‘Daayan’ which will be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The director opted for Vidya despite ditching the actress for the sequel of the hit movie ‘Ishqiya’.

Vidya’s absence in the movie had shocked the industry as well as the actress. The ‘Hey Baby’ actress had received several appreciations for the movie, but was unfortunately not retained for the sequel.

Sources from the production unit had said that earlier actress Rani Mukherji was approached for the role, but had rejected the offer when she learnt that Emraan Hashmi was to play the lead role.

‘Daayan’ is a project which will be jointly made by Vishal and Ekta Kapoor. The makers are currently finalizing the cast of the movie. The story of the movie is about a man played by Emraan, who is in a relationship with three women and one of them is a witch (Daayan). This makes it obvious that the female role of the movie would indeed be challenging for the actress. Vidya and Bhardwaj had a long discussion over the script of the movie and the actress had reportedly loved it and is keen on doing the role. Vidya has loved the role but the problem of dates between the makers and the actress persists.