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Vidya Balan dumps David Dhawan

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Vidya Balan has walked out UTV Motion Pictures' Hook Ya Crook directed by David Dhawan and starring John Abraham. Says a source close to Vidya, "Vidya is not doing UTV's Hook Ya Crook. Also Vidya felt that after Salaam-E-Ishq, she and John needed to do a film which had substantial roles for both.

She had reservations as Dhawan's heroines don't have much to do except sing, dance and look glamorous. She voiced her concern to the director who promised to make changes in her role. Vidya wants to do more women-oriented roles."

But when David came back to Vidya with the same role with a few minor alterations, Vidya opted out. The source adds, "Vidya doesn't want to protest too much as she doesn't want to upset David, so she has quietly opted out though the producer and David are insisting that Vidya is still doing it."

Vidya, who is currently in Wai shooting, was unavailable for comment. Her spokes-person confirms, "Vidya is not doing the film but it's because she doesn't have the dates." Vidya's other projects include Pa with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan and a Sanjay Leela Bhansali production and Vishal Bhardwaj's production Ishqiyaan.

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