Vidya Balan fights online impersonator; calls on fans to report fake Instagram account

Vidya Balan took to her official Instagram handle on January 19 to address the issue and alert her fans about a fraudulent account operating under her name.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who has been a force to reckon with recently found herself in the crosshairs of an online imposter. Despite Instagram's continuous efforts to enhance security, fake profiles continue to plague social media platforms. Vidya Balan took to her official Instagram handle on January 19 to address the issue and alert her fans about a fraudulent account operating under her name.

Expressing her concern, Vidya shared, "Hello everyone. First, it was a phone number, and now someone is using this account @vidya.balan.pvt and reaching out to people as me. My team and I have, of course, reported it, but if you can do report the account as well, it will be of great help."

The imposter went beyond creating a fake account; they reportedly reached out to Vidya's friends and colleagues, attempting to deceive them by posing as the talented actress. In response, Vidya requested her followers not to entertain any communication from the fake account and urged them to report and block it to curb its reach.

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While Vidya Balan fights against online impersonation, exciting news emerged from the entertainment industry. A post on the official Instagram account of Applause Entertainment revealed the initial poster for their upcoming film, 'Do Aur Do Pyaar.' The poster features a unique ensemble cast comprising Vidya Balan, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Ileana D’Cruz, and Pratik Gandhi.

In the captivating image, Vidya embraces Sendhil, while Ileana leans on Pratik, promising a tale that will surprise, confuse, and consume audiences with love. Applause Entertainment's Instagram announcement read, "This season, let love surprise you, confuse you, consume you! #DoAurDoPyaar releasing in cinemas on 29th March 2024!"

Directed by Shirsha Guha Thakurta, the film is set to hit theaters on March 29, 2024. The collaboration of Vidya Balan, Ileana D’Cruz, Pratik Gandhi, and the charismatic Sendhil Ramamurthy has sparked considerable anticipation among fans, making 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' a must-watch cinematic experience.

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