'The Dirty Picture' is not based on Silk Smitha: Vidya Balan

Added by harini on Nov 29, 2011

Its just 4 days to go for the release of Vidya Balan ‘The Dirty Picture’. The actress is thrilled to have got to play a character like ‘Silk’ but insists that her character isn’t based on the famous 80’s dancer Silk Smitha.

“The film is primarily about dancing stars in the southern industry. I am named Silk because she was perhaps the most prominent of them all,” she says to a daily.

With this movie Vidya Balan has shed her classy and elegant look. She says that opportunity to play something new and script are what made her say yes to the movie.

“I loved the script! To play someone so different was a brilliant experience,” she says.

“I just absolutely love the retro look. Naseer sir and I had so many laughs when we played out situations which were typically from the eighties; the colourful sets, flowers, rolling down a hill,” she adds.

When asked how it felt to romance someone like Naseeruddin Shah in the movie, the actress said, ““Naseer sir was very supportive the entire time. It was interesting to watch him play this role. I forgot that he was Naseer sir, I only saw him as the lecherous, pompous superstar Suryakanth.”

Was playing ‘Silk’ a conscious decision, she says, ““Well, I am not consciously trying to give it a new definition, but if it’s happening, it’s great!” she says.

Being in the character, she signs off sayings, “Filmein sirf teen cheezon se chalte hain — entertainment, entertainment, and entertainment — aur main entertainment hoon (Films run on only three things — entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. And I am entertainment)!”

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