Vidya Balan demands to read a book before launching it

Oct 05, 2012, 08:55 IST | Kunal M Shah

When a star signs a film, he or she is given a bound script. When Vidya Balan was approached to launch a new book by author Munmun Ghosh, the actress demanded to first read the book before giving her green signal

Our source says, “Ghosh had approached Vidya with an SMS request. After that she promptly sent the book to her and the actress read it. She accepted the request to launch the book and read excerpts from it. And she will be doing this out of her pure love for good literature and her conviction in the substance of the novel.

Vidya Balan

Vidya says, “In a certain sense, I identified with the book, not just through my personal experiences, but with what I have watched of people around me, especially girls in the media and the metros. There’s so much pressure today on girls to have boyfriends. People look at you as if you are diseased if you don’t have one.”

About the book...
In Unhooked, Munmun Ghosh explores the metro phenomenon of intellectual mating between the sexes and its repercussions. 

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