Vidya Balan’s promotional activities for her next film, Begum Jaan are in full swing. It goes without saying that all the leading dailies want a piece of her. In one of her interviews, she confirmed that the one piece of clothing that she will in fact never wear is a Sabyasachi.
For those who are confused (and who vividly remember) is that about four years ago, Vidya Balan walked the red carpet at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival as a member of an illustrious jury. She did and still, makes India proud. But she was hammered for the kind of outfit she was wearing. A lot of unsavoury words had been used such as “drab”, “boring”, “ageing” and “matronly”.
Post this, she was nowhere to be seen as the designer’s showstopper since then. It was pretty odd back then to see the designer’s fashion show and not see the actress. Some kind of bad blood exists now?
Here’s what Balan had to say “I think Sabyasachi is one of the most talented designers in the country. I have worn him a lot but post Cannes (pauses)… I don’t know if I can call it a fallout, but we have not been in touch. Not that anything has happened, but… it’s unfortunate,”
She adds: “A lot was said about my fashion sense back then. However, with time, the acceptance of my own body and therefore the confidence that comes with it has only been growing,” she stated.
“It was a slow process. It started happening around Pa and Ishqiya. I have begun to care less and less about what anyone has to say,” Added the actress
A professional split was perhaps inevitable. But, not keeping in touch? There’s something more than what meets the eye.