Vidya Balan has recently alleged that Jisshu Sengupta “showed attitude” by not chatting with her on their first meeting. He didn’t even smile at her properly, she added.
According to reports, The topic came up during a recent Instagram live chat featuring Vidya and her Shakuntala Devi co-star Jisshu. At one point within the conversation, Vidya claimed in jest that when filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh introduced her to Bengali star Jisshu, he “showed attitude,” didn’t speak to her or smile at her properly.
Jisshu promptly denied the allegation. Laughing his heart out, the actor said that Vidya often says this ahead of others just to tug his leg! He added that if he had not spoken to her on their first meeting, it had been because he was “scared” –she was Vidya Balan, after all.
Vidya Balan praised Jisshu’s role
Vidya, of course, had praised the future for Jisshu’s negative act in Srijit Mukherji’s Bengali film, Rajkahini, which was later re-made in Hindi as Begum Jaan, incidentally starring Vidya.
The film, directed by Anu Menon, also stars Sanya Malhotra and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles. It’ll release on Amazon Prime Video next month.
Jisshu Sengupta and Vidya Balan are going to be seen as husband and wife in Shakuntala Devi. Within the upcoming film, Vidya Balan essays the role of Shakuntala Devi, who was also referred to as a “human computer.”