The Dirty Picture’ is the most anticipated film of 2011 that stars Vidya Balan who essays the role of southern sex symbol Silk Smitha. On October 17 the makers put up a video of the making of the red hot poster. The tragic life and death of Silk Smitha, the sex siren who became an inseparable part of South Indian cinema will no doubt make for interesting viewing.
The phenomenal response to the trailer of The Dirty Picture has prompted its producers to consider a sequel to the biopic. The bold yet classy poster and trailer have strongly shattered that myth. When the film was announced long back, there was speculation about it being a serious biopic. With the shoot nearing completion, The Dirty Picture will shortly head into post-production to make it for a December release. Music-packed, humorous and unabashed, ‘The Dirty Picture’ traces the controversial romances of Smitha. The film will be released on December 2 on the birth anniversary of controversial actress Silk Smitha.
Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan have been cast opposite each other for the first time. Born Vijayalakshimi in to a poor family in Eluru in Andhra Pradesh, she left school early, driven to become a movie star. Going in with her aunt in Chennai, she soon found a sponsor who re-named her Smitha. After garnering much notice and acclaim with her first major role in the Tamil movie, ‘Vandi Chakkaram’ in 1979, Smitha assumed the name Silk, after the name of her character. She was a big South Indian sensation, known for her bold and daring erotica on celluloid. Film makers could not imagine releasing a film without a titillating song or cameo by Smitha. She was every film maker’s lucky charm.
Smitha’s most popular role is ‘Layanam’ (Malayalam, 1989) directed by Thulasidas. In fact ‘Layanam’ became so famous that it was remade in Hindi as the controversial ‘Reshma Ki Jawani.’ Balan who has stood her own in heroine oriented films like ‘Parineeta’ and ‘Ishqiya’ now has the tough task of breathing life into Silk Smitha’s complex and tragic journey from poor village girl to popular soft porn actress.
Hot Pics of Vidya Balan, the first look from the making of ‘The Dirty Picture’ poster…