Mumbai, June 7 -- She faced rejection from filmmakers, was criticised for not being a typical leading lady and was the subject of many rumours. But today, Vidya Balan is a shining example of how to make it big in Bollywood without buckling under pressure.
In the wake of Jiah Khan's suicide on June 3 that shocked the film industry, the actor opens up about the travails of being famous. Vidya says, "It's not just about the pressure an actor feels. We also hear statements such as 'You've got to score so many marks', 'Do such-andsuch in life' or 'Reach that level' in everyday life."
Vidya feels pressures are greater on women in Bollywood. "There's pressure on women to be a certain way, do certain things. Everything around is geared towards making you feel not good about yourself. If you are a certain weight