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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan spotted at Siddharth Roy Kapoor's office, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan attends the press conference of 65th Flimfare Awards 2020 in Mumbai

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan celebrates her birthday in Mumbai

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan during a book launch event in Mumbai.

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They might be exultantly posing around a broodingly resplendent red planet, but do you, pati­ent assessors of Bolly­woodian verisimilitude, see determind space scientists in Sonakshi, Nithya Menen, Taapsee, Kirti Kulhari, Vidya and ‘mission director’ Akshay? Mission Mangal’s cast, who impersonate the ISRO team which sent Mangalyaan on its way, had better stick to the antakshari made pop­ular during its promotion. What next? Spuds growing on Akshay’s poop on Mars?

Bollywood actor Vidya Balan holds a Tricolour as she poses for a photograph during Independence Day celebration, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan shows her finger marked with indelible ink at a polling station during the fourth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan at Critics' Choice Movie Awards, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan shares a light moment with Mata Amritanandamayi during a visit to Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram on the occasion of Brahmasthanam festival, at Nerul in Navi Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan and husband-producer Siddharth Roy Kapoor pose for photos at the wedding reception of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur during the wedding reception of actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan at the launch of Malta India Film Festival 2018 in Mumbai.

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Actress Vidya Balan speaks at an event of Gujarat literature cultural festival in Vadodara.

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Bollywood actresses Vidya Balan (L) and Shilpa Shetty Kundra pose for a photograph during a promotional event for the forthcoming Hindi film 'Tumhari Sulu' in Mumbai.

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan ar the special screening of comedy-drama 'Tumhari Sulu' in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan at the inauguration of the Cotton and Silk Park exhibition-cum-sale organised by Silk Mark India, in Chennai.

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A poster of Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan

Srijit Mukherjee’s Rajkahini, about a brothel’s defiance against new nation-states during Partition, was well-­meaning, but overwrought. Its Hindi version, Begum Jaan, starring Vidya Balan, had a special screening, dra­wing the luminous Rekha. Vidya and Alia flocked to her.

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Vidya Balan in Begum Jaan

Vidya Balan with a child actor in Kahaani 2

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav (C) talks to actress and brand ambassador of Samajwadi Pension Yojana Vidya Balan (R) as MP Dimple Yadav looks on during a group photo with the beneficiaries at the launch the special pension scheme, in Lucknow.

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Bollywood actor Vidya Balan during the launch of song "Shola Jo Bhadke" from Marathi film Ekk Albela, in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan during 'Yes! I am the Change' social films awards ceremony in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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Actors Kangana Ranaut and Shabana Azmi, American filmmaker Ava Duvernay, Actor Vidya Balan, MAMI Chairperson Kiran Rao during the 'Women in Film' panel discussion, at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Vidhya Balan during a visit to a Ganeshotsav Mandal in Mumbai.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and actress Vidya Balan during a Swachh Banega India programme in Lucknow.

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Actress Vidya Balan during a felicitation programme in Mumbai.

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Actress Vidya Balan attending the Madhya Pradesh Tourism and Handicrafts exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan and actor Emran Hashmi during a promotional event of their forthcoming movie “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” in New Delhi.

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Vidya Balan conferred with the degree of Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa by Rai University in Mumbai on Monday 1 June, 2015.

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Vidya Balan walks on the ramp with designer Gaurang during the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 in Mumbai.

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School children take selfies with Vidya Balan during an event of Disney India in New Delhi.

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Bobby Jasoos (2014): Vidya Balan as girl-next-door detective Bilkis

Vidya Balan in Bobby Jasoos

Actress Vidya Balan waves towards her fans during a promotional event in Kolkata.

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Actress Vidya Balan gestures towards her fans during a promotional event in Kolkata.

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Vidya Balan, Bobby Jasoos, Cotton suit and sport shoe-clad girl-next-door in Hyderabad turns detective

Actress Vidya Balan during Janmashtami 'dahi handi' celebrations at an event in Pune.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan admiring the Kerala's flower Rangoli competition in Mumbai.

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Vidya Balan with students during distribution of smartcanes for visually challenged persons in Mumbai.

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Vidya Balan and Ali Fazal promote their film Bobby Jasoos in Gurgaon.

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(L-R)Krushna Abhishek, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Anu Malik, Vidya Balan and Mona Singh on the sets of Sony TV's reality show Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega in Mumbai.

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Vidya Balan shows her inked finger after casting her vote for Lok Sabha polls at Subhash Nagar Municipal School in Chembur, Mumbai.

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Padma Bhushan awardee actor Kamal Haasan and Padam Shri awardee actress Vidya Balan during the Padma Awards 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Vidya Balan during an IIFA press conference in New York .

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Actress Vidya Balan Kapur with Farhan Akhtar cuts a cake during the promotion of their upcoming film "Shaadi ke side effects" in Mumbai.

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Actor Farhan Akhtar and actress Vidya Balan promote their upcoming film "Shaadi ke side effects" in Kolkata.

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Vidya Balan, Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain She might have starred in The Dirty Picture, but ardent Shiva bhakt Vidya Balan wipes her record with the gods clean.

Actors Vidya Balan Kapur and Farhan Akhtar pose during the first look of their upcoming film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' in Mumbai.

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Actresses Malaika Arora Khan, Vidya Balan Kapur during announcement of The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2014 in Mumbai.

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Vidya Balan Kapur at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai on Sunday.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan at the largest Indian Independence Day celebrations overseas in New York.

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Vidya Balan, Actor

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Actors Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan at a special fun party to promote their film Ghanchakkar in Mumbai.

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Actors Vidya Balan Kapur and Emraan Hashmi posing at a promotional event of their upcoming film Ghanchakkar in Mumbai.

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Jury members from left, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee, Steven Spielberg, Naomi Kawase, Lynne Ramsay, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Auteuil, Vidya Balan and Cristian Mungiu arrive for the awards ceremony of the 66th international film festival, in Cannes.

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From left, actress and host Audrey Tautou, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Leonardo DiCaprio, director and jury president Steven Spielberg, actors Nicole Kidman, Daniel Auteuil and Vidya Balan acknowledge applause during the opening ceremony ahead of the screening of The Great Gatsby at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.

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Members of the jury from left, Christoph Waltz, Vidya Balan, Daniel Auteuil, Nicole Kidman, president Steven Spielberg, and Ang Lee at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes.

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Actress and jury member Vidya Balan arrives for cocktails at the Martinez Hotel at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.

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Actress Hema Malini & Vidya Balan at an award function in Mumbai.

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Veteran actress Rekha honours Vidya Balan with Best Female Actor award at 58th Filmfare awards in Mumbai on Sunday night.

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Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Vidya Balan pose during the launch of Dabboo Ratnani's 2013 calendar in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.

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Vidya Balan with husband Siddharth Roy Kapur during the 'Griha Pravesh' at their new residence in Juhu, Mumbai on Friday evening.

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Actress Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur at their wedding ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai.

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A Flame Flickers Down For someone who has made a career of breaking long-standing Bolly heroines, Vidya’s nuptials (maddeningly, still impending as we vent) to UTV biggie Siddharth Roy Kapur has the distinctive tenor of a broken record. Hear the screams in the background? Those are the world’s smallest fiddles stopping.

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From left top, actors Vidya Balan, Tabu, Deepti Naval and Geeta Basra arrive at Yashraj Studios in Mumbai to pay respect to the mortal remains of director-producer Yash Chopra. Chpra, 80, died on Sunday.

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Vidya Balan at a book launch function in Mumbai.

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Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and actress Vidya Balan address a press conference for Nirmal Bharat Yatra, an initiative to spread awareness about sanitation, in New Delhi.

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Pop Art Fizzle The contrast in Coke-obsessed artist Andy Pop’s tribute to Vidya Balan’s Silk Smitha isn’t nearly as severe as the effect those ‘12 kilos’ she’d gained for the role has had. Art imitating impersonating life, Mr Pop? Consider restricting your palette to Diet Coke. Ditto, Vidya.

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Winner of the of the Best Actress in a Leading Role Vidya Balan, poses with her award at the IIFA awards in Singapore.

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Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture

Vidya Balan at a promotional event in New Delhi.

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A Junction Of Divergent Tracks Apu’s world could have expanded beyond that Calcutta neighbourhood astride the rail tracks. Unlike the train whistles punctuating Apu’s story, though, overtures for Soumitra Chatterjee to bridge out went unheard. Stations the Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner has neglected to visit, Vidya Balan hasn’t.

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Pink Wink Vidya Balan winks to her fellow awardees during the 59th National Film Award 2011 in New Delhi. Balan received the Best Actress award for her film Dirty Picture.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari confers the Best Actress award to Vidya Balan for her film Dirty Picture during the 59th National Film Award 2011, in New Delhi.

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Shatrughan Sinha congratulates Vidya Balan after she received the Best Actress award for her film Dirty Picture during the 59th National Film Award 2011, in New Delhi.

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Vidya Balan acknowledges Vice President Hamid Ansari after receiving the Best Actress award for her film Dirty Picture during the 59th National Film Award 2011, in New Delhi.

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Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh with actress Vidya Balan who has been appointed as brand ambassador for promoting sanitation in India, at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Vidya Balan, who has been appointed as brand ambassador for promoting sanitation in India, in New Delhi.

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Nods, Becks and Curtsies There’s thirty years of showbiz mastery behind the wreathed smile. But the avuncular warmth in the reception that Vidhu Chopra extends to Vidya Balan can be attributed to the easy familiarity bred by their acclaimed collaboration in Parineeta. Raima Sen, also an alumnus of the film, can only look on—yet again.

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Vidya Balan poses for the photographers during the promotion of her film Kahaani in Mumbai.

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File: Vidya Balan was announced the Best Actress of 59th National Films Awards 2011, in New Delhi.

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Actors Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan at the launch of a calendar in Mumbai.

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Light Of Many Shades It remains to be seen whether she’ll be remembered for her performance or for her various states of undress in The Dirty Picture. There’s little fear, though, that the deliciously versatile Vidya Balan will be typecast.

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Vidya Balan at a press meet on her film 'The Dirty Picture' in Mumbai.

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Vidya Balan looks on during a press conference to promote her upcoming movie "The Dirty Picture" in Ahmedabad. The movie will be released on Dec. 2.

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In A Purple Patch Here is a film Bollywood can unload its reserves of raunchiness on. The Dirty Picture—based on the life of screen siren Silk Smitha—can just try to live up to its name. Vidya Balan provides a foretaste of its contents at the music launch in Mumbai.

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This Move Worked Once The FICCI Frames award ceremony gave Bollywood a chance to brag and show off stronger Hollywood ties. On stage was the chiselled, grizelled (and gloriously fit) Wolverine, Hugh Jackman. Shahrukh demonstrates an old, worn move, with a sari-ed Vidya Balan thankfully getting in between.

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Former President A P J Abdul Kalam and Anupam Kher (L) and Vidya Balan (2nd L) during the launch of the book Again written by Pritish Nandy (2nd R) in Kolkata.

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Starstruck Shahrukh, eyes shut in glee, can’t believe his luck. Two successive lippers from two happy starlets—Vidya Balan and Anushka Sharma—don’t happen everyday. The event matters. And awards...well, bingo.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan (L) and Anushka Sharma (R) during the Apsara awards in Mumbai.

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Shah Rukh Khan and Vidya Balan during the Apsara awards in Mumbai.

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