Why has Vidya Balan turned down offers of making appearance at Navaratri events?

For many Bollywood artistes, festivals are a big opportunity to make lots of dough. But Vidya Balan seems to be an exception. The actress has rejected a few invitations from Navratri organisers seeking her presence at garba events.

Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan

“Over the last one month, organisers from Ahmedabad, Surat and Pune have approached Vidya for dandiya nights in Gujarat. They were willing to give her a hefty cheque for an appearance. However, she has rejected all offers and in fact, suggested that they could spend the money towards social causes, including children’s education and sanitation campaigns,” informs a source close to the actress.

It is said that Vids had accepted a Dahi Handi invitation last year only after the organiser agreed to make donations for the treatment of girls battling heart ailments. “She has been trying to convince organisers to do the same for Navratri too,” adds the source.

Vidya was unavailable for comment, but her spokesperson confirmed the news.

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