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Babumoshai Bandookbaaz: Bidita Bag on why Chitrangada Singh left the film mid-way

Pointing out that Chitrangada Singh has done several intimate scenes in her previous films, Bidita Bag says that this could not have been the real reason she quit Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. Bidita was signed for the role opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui after Chitrangada left mid-way.

bollywood Updated: Jul 24, 2017 22:26 IST

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Bidita Bag during the trailer launch of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
Bidita Bag during the trailer launch of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.(IANS)

Model turned actress Bidita Bag, who is all excited for Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, has said that she does not feel Chitrangada Singh left the film because of a few intimate scenes.

Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag during the trailer launch of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz in Mumbai.
Actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Bidita Bag during the trailer launch of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz in Mumbai. ( IANS )

Earlier, Chitrangada was working as the female lead in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, but she left the film claiming that she was not comfortable doing intimate scenes in the film.

“I don’t know the exact reason why she left the film but Chitrangada, in past, has done intimate scenes onscreen. So this could not be reason to leave the film midway, because as an actor you get the idea of your character when director narrates the film script to you,” said Bidita.

Bidita has now got the role and she feels no pressure. “I am aware that Chitrangada is a big star in the industry, but I am not feeling any kind of pressure replacing her in the film. I am also polishing my skills and working on my craft from many years. I am a popular face in fashion and modelling industry. I have also worked in Bengali films earlier,” she said.

“After couple of small movies, I was waiting for the right opportunity to mark my presence in Bollywood and I got this opportunity and I gave all my efforts to give justice to my character, and I don’t think that audience should also have any kind of issue accepting me as an actress,” she added.

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead role along with Jatin Goswami, Shraddha Das, Anil George, Bhagwan Tiwari, Murli Sharma and Divya Dutta in key roles.

Directed by Kushan Nandy, son of famous media personality Pritish Nandy, and written by Ghalib Asad Bhopali, the film is set to release on August 25.

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First Published: Jul 24, 2017 18:55 IST

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