Vidya Balan replaced by Priyanka Chopra at IIFA awards

Tampa Bay (US), Apr 26: Amidst speculation that Vidya Balan is expecting a baby, Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has replaced her at the last minute to promote Indian cinema at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.

Vidya, 36, who visited the US last month to promote Indian cinema on the IIFA multi-city promotional tour, was supposed to participate in a session.

“Vidya cancelled her plans at the last moment. We have not been told the reason for this (cancellation), the management might know. Now, we have Priyanka for this session,” sources told PTI.

Vidya was also going to be part of an IIFA Master Class Panel with Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey. But there is no clarity whether she will attend it.

Speculations are rife that she is pregnant and that is why she has decided to opt out from the award ceremony.

When asked about the same, the source says, “We don’t know anything about this.”

Vidya is married to UTV-Walt Disney MD Siddharth Roy Kapur. She has been spotted wearing over-sized outfits in an attempt to hide the baby bump.