First look of The Dirty Picture, southern siren Silk Smitha's biopic, starring Vidya Balan is out. Vidya is clad in a skimpy red blouse with three men- Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor- drooling over her.
Sex icon Silk Smitha was a popular item girl who captivated millions. The actor was found dead in her Chennai apartment in 1996. It was challenging for Vidya to step into her shoes, by her own admission.
The film, directed by Milan Luthria, will be released on December 2 which is Smitha's birth date. Ekta Kapoor (producer) refers to her as one of the muses in the film. Ekta told HT: "It's a beautiful coincidence since she is one of our muses, along with other Southern actors like Shakeela, Nylon Nandini and Polyester Padmini."
"My film is not inspired by any one of them, but is a reflection of an era when they used their sexuality to carve a niche for themselves in the male-dominated South film industry. Many frowned upon them, but they were survivors and their power over the masses cannot be denied," she added.
The Dirty Picture is touted to be Ekta's boldest film till date leaving behind Ragini MMS, Shor In The City and Love Sex Aur Dhokha.