Vidya Balan goes incognito in Varanasi
September 17, 2012 10:48 IST
Vidya Balan did not take her car and instead opted for a cycle rickshaw.
It appears that the temptation to resist the famous Banarasi paan is not everyone's cup to tea! And who knows it better than Vidya Balan.
The actress who was in Varanasi last week for a brand endorsement had a sudden urge to eat the famous paan and buy some Banarasi saris while at it. Given the heavy security around her, Vidya Balan thought of a simple plan to go incognito in her little adventure.
A friend of the actress said: "Vidya was staying at a five-star hotel when she expressed her desire to go to the local market and buy some Banarasi sarees. She was also keen to eat the famous Banarasi paan. However, her staff cautioned her that she would be mobbed and it would be a tough task to travel to the local markets without being recognised."
That's when Vidya Balan apparently came up with the idea of sporting a traditional dress and covering her face with a dupatta.
She chose not to take her car that was given to her and instead opted for a cycle rickshaw.
Her friend added: "She took one of her staff members along on her secret trip. She not only shopped but also managed to eat a paan without being recognised."