Mumbai, March 3 (): Actor Vidya Balan has been making public appearances with a fake baby bump to promote her forthcoming release, “Kahaani”.
After playing a bold and brazen actress in her previous film “The Dirty Picture”, Vidya takes a totally different route with her role in Kahaani.
Vidya Balan is set to portray a pregnant woman called Vidya Bagchi in Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani, who travels from London to Kolkata searching for her missing husband.
Seven months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist.
She slowly realises that nothing is what it seems. In a city soaked in lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband – for herself and her unborn child – even at the cost of her own life.
Vidya Balan has been doing the rounds of almost all of North India mock searching for her missing husband with a fake baby bump.
The fake baby bump that the actor is sporting in the film and for the promotions is a temporary portable stomach made of rubber weighing about 2kg.
“Why not,” she argued back, hands resting on the faux pregnant belly, and continued, “Today, promotion of a film is as challenging and important as making a good film. Also, I enjoy promoting my movie by carrying its character to the masses.”
The actor says that it not only gives her the pregnant look but also the weight and gait of a pregnant lady.
“After literally living in this attire for two months during the shoot of Kahaani, I’ve almost started sitting and walking like a real pregnant woman, and sometimes during the promotions, people even mistakenly offer me a chair, thinking that I am actually pregnant!” adds Vidya Balan.