>Vidya Balan has signed in to portray the biographical sketch of the controversial Tamil film actress Silk Smitha in Milan Luthria’s film ‘The Dirty Picture.’
Vidya, who recently went backless for a magazine cover page, has trodden on this bold rendition of the saucy character from the pages of real life. However, before commencing the shoot, Vidya is desirous of making a detailed research about the background and work of Silk Smitha.
Vidya is trying to amass as much information as possible about the late actress by having a rendezvous with her close and dear ones. Of course, Vidya doesn’t wish to get into any controversy by essaying a falsified image of the actress.
This won’t be Vidya’s first biographical character. She plays Sabrina Lal in the upcoming ‘No One Killed Jessica’ which is based on the real life story of Jessica Lal murder case. For that role, Vidya had sought permission from the family of Jessica. And herein, too, Vidya wishes to get the approval and the nod of Silk Smitha’s family.
Born in 1960 as Vijayalakshmi, Silk Smitha did some 200 odd films and gained recognition for her bold and raunchy avatar. Also dubbed as a semi-porn actress, she passed away in 1996 at a young age.