Wonders never cease. Vidya to play sexy sexy Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 09, 2010)

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Believe it or not, Vidya Balan will soon play  the doomed sex bomb Silk Smitha. Sounds incredible? But producer Ekta Kapoor’s  biopic on Silk Smitha titled The Dirty Picture will not focus on the sleaze but the tragedy behind the mask  of the sex symbol who provided  titillation to thousands  of viewers but died a lonely and tragic death.

Producer Ekta Kapoor says, “I’ve been waiting for almost two years for the script to be ready. Now my writer Rajat Arora has finally put the finishing touches to the story of a woman who defied all conventions to become a sensation in the South but eventually committed suicide. Let me tell you, this will be  my most exhilarating and powerful production ever. It’s about women’s empowerment and the loneliness behind stardom.”

Ekta has signed Milan Luthria, who is currently directing Once Upon A Time In Bombay to direct The Dirty Picture. Reliable sources confirm that Vidya will be playing the lead in this purported study of stardom, exploitation and self-destruction.

Vidya says, “Yes, Milan Luthria has come to me with the film that you’re talking about. But it’s too early to speak about it at the moment.”

Director Milan Luthria says, “It would be premature to reveal on record who’s playing the lead. But yes, I’m directing The Dirty Picture for  Ekta Kapoor. I More >