Follow the link for more information. A poster that features four people. From left, a man wearing a suit kneels down with a rose in his hand. The Dirty Picture is a 2011 Indian biographical musical drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, รูปภาพ 18+ South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles.
Balan for her portrayal of Silk. She fails to impress a casting director, and he insults her for being unattractive and unable to act. Determined to secure a role, she spontaneously auditions for the position of a background dancer. Enamoured with him, Silk gains his affection and attention by offering a long-term sexual relationship. Meanwhile, Abraham proposes a new film to Selva Ganesh and is keen to cast Suryakanth.
However, Suryakanth’s suggestion of adding sex and eroticism, to make the film more commercially viable, angers Abraham. Silk and starts to befriend her. Silk develops a liking for him, after she realizes that he is the first man who loves her for more than just her body and sex appeal. At an awards ceremony Silk is praised for her performance but is insulted by Suryakanth who tells her that she is nothing more than everyone’s “dirty secret”. To ease her heartbreak and the rejection from her family, Silk turns to alcohol and chain smoking. She gains weight, causing her to lose her status as a sex symbol. Silk approaches Silva Ganesh with an offer to produce a film together.
Ultimately, the audience and industry has lost interest in her, and the film fails. Abraham finds himself falling in love with Silk, even though he denies it first, as he struggles with this moral dilemma. During a phone conversation with Silk, Abraham becomes alarmed when she asks him to bid farewell to everyone for her. He rushes to her house, and finds her lying in bed dead from a sleeping pill overdose, along with a suicide note written by her. The film ends with Abraham’s narration, examining the life that Silk has led, and he questions whether the consequences she faced from her actions were justified or not. He concludes by realizing that we will never know if her way of life was right or wrong, or if we should judge her at all.
Silk, a rebellious and independent woman. She runs away from her rural home at a young age to nurture her dream of becoming an actress. She is uninhibited in expressing her sexuality. Naseeruddin Shah as Suryakanth, an aging South Indian superstar. He is involved in extramarital relationships and has a secret affair with the much younger Silk. Tusshar Kapoor as Ramakanth, Suryakant’s brother and a writer for one of his forthcoming films. He is attracted to Silk but, unlike his brother, is empathetic towards her.
Emraan Hashmi as Abraham, a director and the narrator of the film. He dreams of making critically acclaimed films. He initially hates Silk and her over-sexualisation of the film industry. Anju Mahendru as Naila, a journalist who writes sensationalist articles about Silk but secretively admires her courage. Mangal Kenkre as Ratnamma, a confidante of Silk. Ekta Kapoor launched the film with director Milan Luthria soon after their collaboration Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai became a hit. Kapoor has gone on record to add, “I would be surprised if I don’t get unbelievable critical acclaim for The Dirty Picture and a national award for my actress, Vidya Balan.
The film has one of the most well-written scripts I have come across and a lot of youngsters in my office have looked at it with great admiration. She wanted a first-time director to do it as it wasn’t a big canvas and they did not have a big budget, but when I read the story I was bowled over. I didn’t want anyone else directing it. When screenwriter Rajat Aroraa initially started working, taking cues from producer Kapoor, the scope of the film was much smaller, primarily looking back to the soft-pornography scene of the 1980s. As work progressed, the scope gradually widened to include the controversial romances of Smitha through a fictionalised biopic. After initial talks with actresses Kangana Ranaut and Bipasha Basu fell through, Vidya Balan was offered the lead role. Regarding the criticism that Balan’s character might evoke, Luthria clarified, “I wanted Vidya to know that what she’s doing is not crass or crude but can be shown aesthetically in a sensual manner with a touch of class.
What her character does, is not cheap. Next, Naseeruddin Shah was cast as an ageing South Indian superstar with “hideous wigs, dark glasses and painted-on mustaches”. Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi were next cast in lead roles. While it was known that Tusshar Kapoor would play the role of a script-writer and Smitha’s love interest, the nature of Hashmi’s role was unknown for a while.
Filming was to begin on 21 May 2011: a week after the release of Kapoor’s Ragini MMS. But due to production delays, it began a week later. Balan, a religious person, organised a puja on the sets before principal photography began. Director Luthria wanted to depict a sense of discomfort between the two lead characters, Balan and Hashmi, a “meeting of two completely different worlds”. So he didn’t allow them to interact and get comfortable with each other during film workshops ahead of the shoot. Balan promoting The Dirty Picture in Kolkata.