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Ekta Kapoor slams Silk Smitha's boyfriend

None  New Delhi, February 22, 2011
First Published: 13:13 IST(22/2/2011) | Last Updated: 13:25 IST(22/2/2011)

The soap queen turned filmmaker has lashed out at Vinu Chakravarthy who wanted Ekta to show him the script of her upcoming biopic on the Southern sensation before going ahead with the movie. She has rubbished his claim that he created the phenomenon of Silk Smitha saying, "silk was made by worms, not Vinu."

Vinu had reportedly said, "It was I who created the phenomenon of Silk Smitha through my film Vandi Chakram way back in 1980. I wrote the script in 1976 and chiseled the character 'Silk' for almost three years before we took off in 1979. Smitha, aka Vijayalakshmi, assumed the name Silk subsequently, as her character in the movie became so popular. 'Silk' is my creation and anyone who makes a film on her should take permission from me."

He went on to add, "I want to go through the script or else I will raise an objection when they apply to the Censor Board. This is because it is Ektamy genuine concern that Silk Smitha should not be projected in a demeaning way. I would gladly work for free if they aproached me."

Vinu also felt that Vidya Balan was not the right choice for playing Silk Smitha as she had a "sad face".

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Ekta Kapoor is far from amused by his aspersions. She's also ready to go to court if required.

She told Mumbai Mirror, "Vinu is talking rubbish. To begin with, how can he cast aspersions on my casting? Vidya is such a fine actress. Has he seen how broad her range of emotion is on screen? And Vidya certainly doesn't have a sad face."

Dirty Picture would see Vidya Balan and Tusshar Kapoor sharing a lot of steamy scenes.

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