In order to win extra boxes of Jim-Jam biscuits, Vidya Balan admitted that she had feigned begging for food.
One of the top Bollywood actresses is Vidya Balan. She is renowned for giving strong performances, choosing roles that are out of the ordinary, and having the capacity to give her characters depth and authenticity. She has since admitted that she once accepted a challenge by pretending to be a beggar outside a five-star hotel in Mumbai.
In order to win extra packs of Jim-Jam biscuits, Vidya, who will next be seen in the movie Neeyat, admitted that she committed the crime as part of a bet.
Vidya Balan revealed, “You know, we had something called the IMG, which is the Indian Music Group. They organize classical music concerts, and Indian classical music concerts every year. It’s a three-day festival, and it used to be all-nighters. It used to be amazing. I was on the organizing committee, well, actually I was a volunteer. We used to help organize everything, and then at night, once it was over, we would all go for a walk to Nariman Point.”
Vidya Balan added, “Once I got challenged. They told me to go to the coffee shop in Oberoi–The Palms and knock on the door asking for food. They told me, ‘Oberoi main jo coffee shop hain, ‘waha jaake tak tak karna aur dedo kuch khane ke liye.’ Main rahe actor unko woh pata nahi tha. I continuously knocked and you know how people get irritated, I have also done it so many times. I kept knocking saying, ‘Please I am hungry, I have not eaten anything since yesterday.’ After a while, they just looked the other way, and after that, my friend got embarrassed and said, ‘Please come away.’ But I won the bet.”
Talking about her love for Jim-Jam biscuits, she said, “The bet was Jim-Jam biscuits. Because our sponsor was Britannia for the concert, and we had lots of biscuits. But the thing was, if I do this, I’ll get an extra packet of Jimjam, and I got it.”
Anu Menon directed Neeyat, which featured Ram Kapoor, Rahul Bose, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami, Amrita Puri, Dipannita Sharma, and other actors.