Instagram is all about throwback pics. Today, a celebrated actor took to the picture/video sharing app to share one such throwback photograph, which is absolutely unrecognisable. Apparently the photo is from the only play, the 38-year-old actor was ever part of and is the actor’s first ever role. The caption read, “”My 1st role ever…in the only stage play I have ever done called Dhungpatpatadhundipokoruppopotorpo,” reads the caption (points if you can pronounce that). So who is that under the heavy beard, moustache and half-moon spectacles?”

You want to know who is it? Well, it is…don’t be surprised..it’s Vidya Balan.

My 1st role ever…in the only stage play ive ever done called Dhungpatpatadhundipokoruppopotorpo….👻.

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Yes, the unrecognisable picture of the actress comes from her theatre days, which was much before her television debut with the popular show, Hum Paanch and her 2005 hit movie Parineeta that kickstarted her Bollywood career. A look at this picture and no one will be able to guess that she is the same one who featured in successful movies like The Dirty Picture and Kahaani.  (ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh to get his own wax statue on his birthday – view pics)

On the work front, Vidya busy shooting for the role of sassy radio jockey Sulochana in Tumhari Sulu, that is scheduled to hit theatres in December. Helmed by Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu is also said to star Neha Dhupia and Manav Kaul in pivotal roles.Meanwhile, the versatile actor is also seen returning as the ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which is slated to take place between August 10 and August 22.