It was reported earlier that actor Emraan Hashmi would be seen as Vidya Balan's husband in the film Kahaani. But the role is reportedly essayed by TV actor Indraneil Sengupta. The makers of the movie have kept his identity secret and they want everyone to watch the movie to know about him.
Talking to PTI, Sujoy Ghosh Said, "If I put a known face (for husband's role), it acts as disadvantage for me because I can't give him that kind of footage on screen. The reason why I did not put a known face is that with a known face there are lot of expectation. Also you have to understand I don't have stars lined up after me as my last two films were flops...so whatever stars I get, I work with them."
The director says he is fortunate to have Vidya Balan act and Amitabh Bachchan singing a song in Kahaani. He declines to reveal the identity of Vidya Balan. "All I can say is that the husband is a normal actor. In five minutes...you will know who the husband is," PTI quotes him as saying.
Talking about Vidya, Sujoy Ghosh said, "Vidya was the only choice for the film. Kahaani became only due to Vidya. As I always wanted to work with her during Salam-E-Ishq times." He added, "Vidya is a kind of actress whatever role you tell her to do...be it an 18-year-old girl or a blind or a mad woman... you just tell her what role she has to do and she does her own research. If she likes the role, she will take care of it.”