After Aishwarya, Bollywood reject pregnant Vidya

After reports of the famous fallout of Madhur Bhandarkar-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 2011 following her pregnancy, the industry buzz is that director Sujoy Ghosh has replaced his favourite actress Vidya Balan with Kangana Ranaut in his next film titled ‘Durga Rani Singh’ following the rumours of her pregnancy.

While the curly haired Kangna is getting rave reviews for her wonderful performance in the recent movie ‘Queen’, it seems she is now ready to take over the show from Vidya Balan.

At a time when people expected Ghosh to sign his ‘Kahaani’s’ star Vidya Balan, the rumor mills around the town are buzzing that he has signed Kangna because of Vidya’s alleged pregnancy news.

Media reports say Vidya Balan has been spotted frequenting a suburban hospital and if they are to be believed, she has been consulting a doctor regularly. But the hospital staff has been instructed not to give out any details about her visits.

The actress, who married UTV’s head Sidharth Roy Kapur in 2012, was even spotted wearing relatively loose-fitted maxi dresses  during the promotions of her last release ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’.

According to reports, this case has reignited the issue of no pregnancy clause in Bollywood. While many Bollywood veterans believe that the clause is valid others don’t.

Mukesh Bhatt, who is producing ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’, starring Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi, was quoted as saying, “It is mandatory to have a no-pregnancy clause as the actress needs to show her commitment towards a project. It is a healthy clause and is needed in today’s times.” Bhatt’s film is scheduled to go on the floors soon.

But now with reports of Vidya Balan’s alleged pregnancy, the fate of the film is uncertain. He said he had met the actress before she left for the US and would meet her once she returned to India next week. “I don’t think Vidya is pregnant. She would’ve told us if she was expecting. I have complete faith in her, she will not keep anyone in the dark. And even if she is pregnant, I am happy for her,” he added.

The veteran actress, Hema Malini, in an interview to a Mumbai daily, “Today the no pregnancy clause should be made mandatory, but only for a certain time period, say a maximum of six months. If the artiste gets pregnant before the film goes on the floors, she should inform the producer. But if the film gets delayed for other reasons, then it’s wrong to expect the actress to wait. She can’t be held responsible in such a situation.”