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'Dirty Picture' Is Not Vulgar And Sleazy: Vidya

PTI 30 Aug 2011, 21:34:09 IST
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Mumbai, Aug 30: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who essays the role of yesteryear South Indian sex symbol Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture', says the movie is not vulgar and sleazy.

Directed by Milan Luthria, ‘The Dirty Picture' is a biopic based on the southern seductress Vijaylakshmi, better known as Silk Smitha.

“The movie is not vulgar and sleazy. Though some might fill little hesitant or difficult to digest the movie but I am sure as a woman one might agree,” Vidya told reporters here after the first teaser of the film was launched here.

The movie shows the journey of the southern siren to stardom followed by her sudden demise at a young age. “I think I have never enjoyed playing a woman in films...except this.  In this film there are several shades of a woman,” she said.

Vidya would be seen in an alluring avatar in the movie.

Produced by Ekta Kapoor, ‘The Dirty Picture' also stars Naseerudin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor.

On romancing three men, Vidya said, “It was fantastic working with all of them. I have worked with Naseer sahab and he is very encouraging without being blatant about it. About Emraan I thought he does not smile and talk but later did.. I felt he is different. Tusshar is a positive and wonderful co-star.”

Vidya says it were the filmmakers who had trust in her.

“I don't know how Milan and Ekta could have thought of me for this film. I thank Milan and have followed his vision,” she said. PTI