Hyderabad (HYB): Yes, the woman in the picture – disguised as a beggar outside a railway station in Hyderabad – is indeed Vidya Balan, shooting for her 2014 release Bobby Jasoos. The picture floated online ever since a leading English daily published it, has created ripples on Twitter, what with people taking some time to actually believe that it is her. We have also learnt that while Vidya was sitting amongst real beggars, a women passing by stopped and gave Vidya some money. She also scolded her about how she should get a job and not beg.
Ms Balan will be seen playing a super sleuth in the movie, racking her brains and cracking some interesting cases. In this spy thriller we will get to see an older Balan dating a much younger Ali Fazal. Now this whole ‘mature woman-young 20 something guy’ trend seems to be catching up at quite an impressive speed in Bollywood. Case in point: recently Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor were seen romancing each other in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.
The first look poster looks quite fascinating. Apparently Vidya made sure she looks like a real beggar for this particular shot. As you can see, she put on a faded plaid lungi, opted for the unkempt-unwashed hairstyle and sat on a pavement outside Hyderabad railway station. Just when she was getting into the skin of the character, a passer-by approached her and said that since she looks all fit and fine, she should get a job rather than pleading for money.
Now that was proof enough that VB was looking like a real bhikari. Those accessories, the jacket; the ensemble and the styling are so similar to one of those wandering fakirs you see on the roads hollering alakh niranjan.