What a burden! Vidya Balan carries 45 kg boy on shoulder (Film Snippets)


New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Who says acting is easy? Not when you have to carry a boy weighing 45 kgs on your shoulders. Just ask actress vidya Balan, who had to go through the exercise for her film "Paa" -- and ended up falling.

"In a scene, Vidya had to shoot with a child who is playing the younger version of Amitabh Bachchan in 'Paa'. The scene required Vidya to carry him on her shoulders," said a source.

"Vidya weighs 45 kgs and so did the boy. Vidya carried him on her shoulders nevertheless. Suddenly there was this loud thud and people saw that she had lost balance and fallen on the ground along with the boy. The actress still completed the shot," added the source.

"Paa", slated for a Dec 4 release, revolves around a father-son relationship. While Abhishek Bachchan plays the father, Amitabh Bachchan will be seen as his son who is suffering from a rare disorder called progeria.


Rajkumar Santoshi - a must for every actor: Ranbir Kapoor

Bollywood's current hearthrob Ranbir Kapoor, who plays the male lead in Rajkumar Santoshi's recently released hit romantic comedy "Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani", is all praise for him and says that the filmmaker is an institution in himself.

"It was great that I got to work under Mr. Santoshi who is an institution in himself. Every actor should work with him at least once because the amount of confidence he instills in an actor is amazing," Ranbir told IANS.

Santoshi has helmed films like "Ghayal", "Damini", "Pukar" and "The Legend of Bhagat Singh", among others.


Neil says he's lucky to work with award winning directors

Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who has taken an unconventional route in Bollywood and acted in thought-provoking movies, says he had been lucky when it came to directors.

"I'd been lucky when it comes to my directors. I've had the opportunity to work with three National Award winning directors - Kabir Khan, Sudhir Mishra and Madhur Bhandarkar," Neil told IANS.

The actor also says that he was lucky to have worked with Sriram Raghavan in his debut film "Johnny Gaddar". Neil earned rave reviews for his strong performances in the film that released in 2007. Later he impressed with his work in "New York" and "Jail".