Vidya Balan portrays the southern siren Silk Smitha in the movie. Vidya Balan has never exposed as much – but in the first look of “The Dirty Picture”, inspired by late southern sex icon Silk Smitha’s life, she has painted a perfect picture in an itsy-bitsy red blouse matched with luscious red lipstick.
Cast: Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor.
The actress stands undaunted even as three men – Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi – get too close for comfort in the poster, which was released on social networking sites Friday.
Sex icon Silk Smitha was a popular item girl who captivated millions.
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.