“I didn’t have the guts”


Vidya Balan in Jalsa (courtesy: balanvidya)


  • Vidya Balan will be seen next in Jalsa
  • The trailer for the movie was released today
  • Vidya initially rejected the film

New Delhi:

We are all excited to see Vidya Balan in Suresh Triveni’s Jalsa. But the actress had initially rejected the film. Vidya Balan recently told PTI news agency: “It has grayscale. That’s why I loved it when Suresh told me the script but said I can’t do it. I didn’t have the guts. Then the pandemic happened and something changed us all in deep ways we don’t even understand.” Jalsa will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 18 and will also star Shefali Shah, Iqbal Khan, Manav Kaul, Vidhatri Bandi, Srikant Mohan, Shafeen Patel and Surya Kasibhatla.

At the launch of Jalsa’s trailer, Vidya Balan also revealed how she eventually agreed to make the film. “One day when Suresh told me through general chat that he had reworked the script, I said I’d love to hear it again. I knew I wanted to do it, but didn’t tell him. I just wanted to read and sure. I read and I was like, ‘I’m up,'” Vidya Balan added, PTI reported.

Vidya Balan shares Jalsa’s trailer, writing, “Truth is stranger than fiction!”

Watch the trailer here:

Vidya Balan and Suresh Triveni previously worked together in Tumhari Sulu and Jalsa is their second project. In Jalsa, Vidya Balan will be featured as a journalist named Maya. Shefali Shah plays Rukshana, Maya’s domestic help in the film.

Jalsa is directed by Suresh Triveni and produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment.


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