DIRTY PICTURE

  • Vidya Balan, the boss of Bollywood: In 'Bobby Jasoos', she proves again that she does not need a male lead to shine July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: We don't want Vidya Balan to work with any of the Khans. No seriously, because as an actress Balan shines only when the film has her as the central character. Or so has been the trend. The latest, 'Bobby Jasoos' once again reiterates that an actress of Balan's...
  • Vidya to promote 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' on 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain' February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan will make an appearance on popular TV show 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain'. This will be her second stint on the show. Vidya first featured on the show to promote her film 'The Dirty Picture' and gave some tips to Priya, the female protagonist of the show, that...
  • Acting is what I live for, says Vidya Balan October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: She loves campaigning for causes, but National Award winning actress Vidya Balan has no intention of stepping out of the arclights to make it a fulltime career because acting is what she lives for. Besides, she feels the country is currently 'very disillusioned with politics and politicians'. "I am...
  • Ekta Kapoor and Milan Luthria to be third time lucky? August 13, 2013

    After collaborating successfully on "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai" and "The Dirty Picture", producer Ekta Kapoor and director Milan Luthria are hoping to be third time lucky with this week's "Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara". ...
  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it casting Vidya Balan as sex siren Silk Smitha in 'The Dirty Picture' or helming Emraan Hashmi shed his serial kisser image in 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai', director Milan Luthria says he loves casting his actors against their established image. Luthria, who has made eight films...
  • I wrote to Satyajit Ray that I would love to work with him: Vidya July 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Desperate to act in films since her childhood days, Bollywood star Vidya Balan had once written to legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray requesting him for a role. "He was not keeping well then. I wrote to him saying please get well soon and I would love to work with you...
  • 'Ghanchakkar' star Vidya Balan wows Navjot Singh Sidhu June 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Cricketerturnedpoliticianturnedcommentator Navjot Singh Sidhu praises Vidya Balan's flexibility to get under the skin of any character. Siddhu said, "Jis rang mein use daal do, usi rang mein woh poori tarah se rang jaati hai (She manages to get under the skin of any chacrater)." Vidya visited the sets of Colors'...
  • Vidya Balan is a phenomenon and I admire her: Vivek Oberoi June 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi feels women keen to empower themselves and be successful should take inspiration from actress Vidya Balan, who has set an example for others with her journey. Vidya's career graph has been interesting after making an impressive Bollywood debut with period love story 'Parineeta' in 2005, she made...
  • Like 'The Dirty Picture', even 'Ghanchakkar' is bold: Vidya Balan June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: "I am enjoying being married," says Vidya Balan, adding that marriage neither put the brakes on her prize winning acting career nor does it have any bearing on the kind of roles she would choose in future. Worklife balance is possible for the actress because the 'Parineeta' girl has found...
  • Vidya Balan's 'Silk' in 'Dirty Picture' now a case study? March 19, 2013

    Vidya Balan won a National Award for portraying southern siren and soft porn actress Silk Smitha in her film 'The Dirty Picture'. She won wide acclaim for taking on a role that many of her contemporaries would have shied away from. The role of Silk is now a case study...
  • Ekta wants to set a new trend of Rs 200 cr films January 20, 2013

    Noida: Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor says she is now in a position to make a gritty action film like 'Shootout At Wadala', adding its time to kick start a new trend of movies doing Rs 200 crore business. "Today, every film does Rs 100 crore business... even a film which earns Rs.95...
  • Noted cinematographer Bobby Singh dies at 38 December 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Cinematographer Bobby Singh, who has worked on films like 'Gangster' and 'The Dirty Picture', died Tuesday following an asthma attack in Goa, actor Sanjay Suri said. He was 38. He is survived by his wife Radhika and fiveyearold son Sumer. Singh's body will be taken to Ahmedabad where his parents...
  • How Vidya Balan defied the norms with her marriage December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a time when Vidya Balan was working as Radhika Mathur in TV soap 'Hum Paanch' and was patiently waiting for her big break. Such time could test the patience and guts of anybody but she was determined to make her presence felt. Vidya was getting dropped...
  • I'm still kissing in my films: Emraan Hashmi November 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi is in no hurry to shed his 'serial kisser' tag as the actor, who has managed to reinvent himself with films like 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Shanghai', likes his bold image. Starting his journey with eroticthrillers like 'Murder', 'Zeher', 'Kalyug' and others, Hashmi moved on to try different...
  • Vidya Balan: I'm nervous about my first comedy October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: After playing intense roles in 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Kahaani', actress Vidya Balan says she is nervous to step into the unfamiliar territory of comedy with 'Ghanchakkar'. The 34yearold actress is reteaming with Emraan Hashmi for the comedy thriller, being directed by Rajkumar Gupta of 'No One Killed Jessica'...
  • Veena Malik wants to work in Bhojpuri films October 22, 2012

    Patna: Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who is on her maiden visit to Bihar, has expressed her desire to work in regional Bhojpuri films. Malik, 28, who had come to Patna to inaugurate a restaurant on Bailey road today, said she has seen and heard a...
  • Vidya, Humaima to compete at the APS Awards October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan's dare bare show in 'The Dirty Picture' has bagged her a nomination in the best actress category at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs), for which Pakistani actress Humaima Mallick is also in competition for her role in 'Bol'. Vidya played southern sex siren Silk Smitha in...
  • Heroine: Not another of Bhandarkar's realistic films September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Normally, Madhur Bhandarkar is perceived as a filmmaker who tries to remain close to the apparent reality; however this strategy doesnt work all the time. The style that Madhur has adopted since Chandni Bar (Trishakti is a forgettable film), has so far worked for him, except in Aan...
  • '7aum Arivu' and 'Vazhakku Enn 18/9' in Oscar race September 18, 2012

    It is a great pleasure for Tamilians to know that the list of movies nominated for Oscar includes two films from the Tamil industry. '7aum Arivu' directed by AR Murugadoss and 'Vazhakku Enn 18/9' directed by Balaji Sakthivel are nominated from Kollywood. The film federation of India (FFI) has chosen ten...
  • Vidya Balan to prove housewives aren't boring September 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who plays a homemaker in 'Ghanchakkar', says her character will dispel the notion that housewives are boring. "I play a Punjabi housewife in 'Ghanchakkar' and hopefully, I, with this one, will put to rest the notion that housewives are boring. That's a very huge misconception and I...
  • Audiences relate to my bold image: Emraan Hashmi September 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Having started his journey in Bollywood with eroticthrillers, which earned him the tag of the serial kisser, actor Emraan Hashmi says he has no plans to shed his bold image because the audience loves him that way. Post 'The Dirty Picture', Emraan's filmi graph has taken a new turn with...
  • Director Trishul wants Pakistani actress for song September 2, 2012

    'Dirty Picture Silk Sakkath Maga' is back in news as director Trishul gets ready to shoot for two item songs for his film. The latest from the team is that they are planning to bring in another Pakistani actress to do an item number. "We have finalized on two Pakistani...
  • Dirty Picture: Is 'Silk Smitha' too dirty for TV? August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Is showing a kiss on television really a big deal now? Is Vidya Balan aka Silk really too hot for television? Finally, director Milan Luthrias award winning film The Dirty Picture was aired on television on August 26, 2012. After 56 cuts, the Central Board of Film Certification...
  • 2012: Bollywood portrays dark side of stardom August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: What is life like behind the arclights? What compromises do women make in their journey to stardom? Do the glitz and glamour come for a price? From Shyam Benegal to Milan Luthria, filmmakers down the decades have tried giving insights to the questions asked by obsessive fans. It's a...
  • Finally, 'The Dirty Picture' premieres on TV August 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Ekta Kapoor's 'The Dirty Picture', which was declared inappropriate by the information and broadcasting ministry for primetime TV viewing, is finally set for its small screen premiere on Sony Aug 26. It will be showcased twice in the day once at 12 p.m. and then at 8:30 p.m., Sneha...
  • Heroine: 'Fashion 2' or 'Dirty Picture' sequel? July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: From a high on fame Bollywood actress to a shattered, insecure young girl, lately launched trailer of the Hindi film 'Heroine' gives a glimpse of an actress' reel and real life. Director Madhur Bhandarkar's new film shows the rise and fall of a Bollywood actress Mahi. Kareena Kapoor...
  • Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum: Ekta miffed with CBFC July 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Ekta Kapoor is again at loggerheads with the censor board over her forthcoming film 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum' for its adult content. The filmmaker feels "we are going backward". Ekta has already sold the satellite rights of 'Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum'. After 'The Dirty Picture' was barred from...
  • Poonam Pandey may appear in Kannada 'Dirty Picture' July 20, 2012

    Looks like the makers of 'Dirty Picture Silk Sakkath Maga' are not letting Rama Sene leader Pramod Muthalik get off them so easily. Even after the recent issue of Veena Malik, who plays the lead in the film, the makers have pushed themselves further to bring in Poonam Pandey...
  • Some called 'Dirty Picture' soft porn: Director July 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Expectations are bound to be high for a director who delivered one of last years biggest blockbusters in BTown. But with success comes responsibility and the filmmaker understands that to the T. More so when 'The Dirty Picture' (TDP) is still making news. This time around, its bon voyage to...
  • 'Parineeta' to 'Kahaani': Why is Vidya ignored? July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: For some time now, Bollywoods revered and coveted 100 crore club has been storming centre stage. Across all media channels especially publications and magazines this subject has been blitzing the mind space of one and all suggesting that this is the ultimate...