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Vidya Balan not aware of replacing Aishwarya Rai in Durga Rani Singh

PTI 30 Oct 2015, 13:40:23 IST

Mumbai : National award-winner actress VidyaBalan says she is "not aware" if she has replaced AishwaryaRai Bachchan in Sujoy Ghosh's "Durga Rani Singh".

Vidya, 37, recently met her "Kahaani" director andpatched up after their apparent fallout post the 2012 hitthriller.

There were reports of Ghosh having offered her the biopic"Durga Rani Singh", which Aishwarya was supposed to be a partof.

"Not aware of that," the actress told reporters here, atthe opening ceremony of 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival,when asked if she had replaced Aishwarya in the project.Before Aishwarya, the film was offered to Kangana Ranaut.

Ranaut will be next seen in the role of a 1940s actressin Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming drama "Rangoon", alongsideShahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.
On the occasion, the 28-year-old "Queen" star said herrole was "physically demanding" in the love-triangle."The role is physically demanding, with things likeriding, belle...It is tough," Kangana said.

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In "Rangoon", she plays an actress who is romanticallyinvolved with her mentor. The film is set in the 1940s duringthe World War II and is about three characters- a superstar,her mentor and a soldier.