Sujoy Ghosh's nail-biting thriller Kahaani starring Vidya Balan was a huge success. The film made on a modest budget, went on to become one of the highest grossers of 2012. In fact, it even won three National Awards.
However, post the film, later in June 2016, there were reports
about Vidya not being on talking terms with Sujoy due to some
misunderstanding while the news of the film's sequel continued to
do the rounds.
At that time, the actress was quoted saying, "We were not
talking to each other due to, I don't know, some kind of
miscommunication. But I think with Sujoy and me, it is
understandable because we either get along famously or we don't.
So, we should just focus on today."
But like they say, nothing is permanent in showbiz. Soon, we
heard that they patched up and Vidya came on board for Kahaani 2.
But do you know that it was Vidya who broke the ice and walked up
to the director?
In an interview with Spotboye, the actress narrated an
interesting incident about how she bagged the film.
She said, "Sujoy and I, we weren't talking since one-and-half
year. Humare beech mein yaa to bohot dosti hoti hai yaa bohot
jhagde hote hai. Actually after Kahaani we were supposed to do one
more movie: Durga Rani Singh, but then I fell ill and had to leave
it, so I told him to go and make it with someone else. At the very
same time, I had also signed up for Humari Adhuri Kahaani. I tried
to get off that film too, but Mahesh Bhatt told me that he could
wait as he was running behind schedule by 6 months. I didn't quit
HAK and I think that ticked off Sujoy.
One fine day, I happened to walk into Costa Coffee (Khar) and I
saw him. I was hesitant to talk to him but eventually decided to
break the ice. I went and tapped him and said "Hi Sujoy, do you
remember me? I've worked with you, we did a film together called
Kahaani and he shot back: 'Weren't you that pregnant woman in the
film?' and we both burst out laughing. We quickly reconnected and
he offered me Kahaani 2."
Finally all's well that ends well! The film is slated to release on 2nd December, 2016.