When Vidya Balan spooked assistant

By Hindustan Times

Going by her onscreen roles, Vidya Balan doesn’t come across as someone who’d frighten people. But costume designer Niharika Khan’s assistant will disagree.

The story goes like this:

During a photo shot for a magazine at Mehboob Studio, Vidya decided to have some fun and designed a prank in connivance with her team members. The moment her unsuspecting target — the assistant — brought her clothes to the vanity van, Vidya started shouting maniacally. Surprised at the actor’s sudden outburst, the frightened crewmember didn’t know how to react. “The assistant got really scared. She immediately left the van and told Niharika about it. Later, Vidya asked the assistant to meet her again. This time around, she — like her character in Bhool Bhulaiyaa — started consoling her and apologising in a very eerie manner. The ass