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'Bollywood is a place where meritocracy runs supreme.'

Bollywood actor Vidya Balan is known for changing the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema with her choice of female-oriented roles. She started her career as a television actor and crossed over to the Hindi film industry with 'Parineeta' in 2005. She has won numerous awards but has also dealt with body shaming and a string of failures.
She tells BBC's Devina Gupta about her journey in the Hindi film industry and how she deals with failures and criticism.

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11 minutes