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New Delhi, October 09, 2012
The actress might go 'dirty' in reel life, but she refuses to do so in real life. The actress recently surprised everyone by replacing the f-word with a beep while reading out a few passages during a book launch, reports Mid Day.

"At an event to launch a new book by author Munmun Ghosh, Vidya read a few passages from the text aloud for the audience. The audience was left a bit puzzled when the actress said ‘beep’ in between the reading," said the tabloid.

According to the tabloid, the actress told the author: “There was no way I was going to say those words!”

Wonder what the author had to say about this?

Ghosh told the tabloid: “Each individual has his set of rules for himself. Vidya stood by her rules.”

Vidya on Munmum Ghosh's book
"In a certain sense, I identified with the book. Not just through my personal experiences, but with what I have watched of people around me, especially girls in the media and the metros, whom I interact with all the time," Balan told PTI.

"There is so much pressure today on girls to have boyfriends. People look at you as if you are diseased if you don't have one. And you are made to feel depressed on special days. I have gone through it too," Balan added.

"I think the pressure to be a couple pushes so many people into wrong relationships. And that is the reason so many relationships are breaking today," Vidya says.

"I was single for a long time and was asked about it. I would say I enjoy being single. Also maybe because I led a full professional life, I didn't feel the pressure much. One must be free to choose," she said.  

SEXY IN SARI: Vidya Balan

About the book and author
The novel (Unhooked) is the story of three single career woman, their varied relationships with men and their quest for personal and professional fulfilment. Munmun's first book Hushed Voices was published in 2007 had delved into the lives of marginalised classes in Mumbai.

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