Yes, I gained 12 kgs for 'The Dirty Picture': Vidya Balan

Added by harini on Dec 02, 2011

Not only Vidya Balan’s bold portrayal of Silk has grabbed the attention but also Vidya Balan’s weight gain has been a topic of debate. Putting rest to this topic Vidya Balan confirmed that she did infact put on 12 kgs to look her characters part.

“Yes, I gained 12 kilograms for this film because this girl belongs to the South film industry and the actresses were mostly wholesome out there, especially the dancing stars. So, I had to put on weight. Initially, I was a little apprehensive and I did not want to put on so many kilos, but then I realised that if I don’t do it, I wouldn’t be doing justice to the role. So, then I went ahead and put on 12 kilograms,” she said to a leading daily.

Vidya Balan also said that she not only had to gain weight for the role but also has to prepare herself mentally to a character as bold as brazen as Silk.

“It’s an extremely bold and brazen character. Silk is a girl who wants to make the most of every moment in her life and that was something I had to imbibe in me. So, there was no other kind of preparation, it was more of mental preparation. Reading the script and then discussing it with the writer and director, they would discuss about the attitude of the character, her child like behavior and then she is considered a sex bomb, so mainly we discussed the part of how to maintain a balance. It was just mental preparation and nothing else,” said the versatile actress.

The movie is directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor and will release tomorrow.

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