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Vidya Balan Becomes Coolie for a Day
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Vidya Balan, having essayed versatile roles through the course of her career, recently played a real-life coolie for an upcoming tv show, Mission Sapne.

With Mission Sapne, 10 carefully chosen people's prayers get answered when a celebrity lives a commoner's professional life for one day, learning their skills along the way. The celebrities will have to pull out all the stops with their talent, wit and star persona to ensure that business does even better. The money earned by the celebrity will then be multiplied by 100. This amount will then be handed to the person by the celebrity.

Vidya Balan chose to support Manju, Rajasthan's first female coolie. True to Manju's profession, Vidya Balan went out of her comfort zone to turn coolie for a day, where she actually helped people unload their luggage.

Vidya with producer Smruti Shinde joined anchor Sonali Bendre on the sets of the show to hand over the amount generated to Manju and her family.

Adds producer Smruti Shinde, Director of Sobo Films "Vidya Balan epitomizes woman empowerment in every sense and redefined the way women were perceived in Indian cinema. That made her the ideal personality to support Manju, Rajasthan's first female coolie".


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