Silk Smitha

  • I don't follow industry rules, says Milan Luthria 11-08-2013 12:53 PM

    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...
  • FIR against Vidya Balan for 'indecent' exposure 18-12-2011 11:18 AM

    Hyderabad: Police today registered an FIR against actor Vidya Balan following a complaint by an advocate who alleged she had posed for 'indecent' photographs on the posters and promos of the film 'The Dirty Picture'. The complainant, Sai Krishna Azad, a practising lawyer, had last month approached the Nampally court...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' continues to rule the BO 06-12-2011 12:08 PM

    Mumbai: It wasn't very long ago when actress Neha Dhupia famously said that in India, only sex and Shah Rukh Khan sells. Since then Aamir and Salman's films have done much better than Shah Rukh Khan's. But looking at the opening weekend's box office numbers of 'The Dirty Picture', one...
  • Snapshot: Silk Smitha shakes a leg with Rajini 02-12-2011 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Sexy southern star Silk Smitha is back in news, thanks to Vidya Balan's 'The Dirty Picture'. Born on December 2, 1960, Silk is still remembered for her sensuous onscreen avatars. She starred in almost 450 films in different languages. In the following picture, Silk Smitha is seen dancing...
  • Friday Release: Can 'Dirty Picture' meet the hype? 01-12-2011 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: Movie enthusiasts have been waiting for the first public display of 'The Dirty Picture' since the arrival of its initial teasers. Vidya Balan's avatar as an ambitious actress has taken everyone with amusement. Initial reactions to the film have started to pour in and most of them are...
  • AP HC to decide on 'The Dirty Picture' today 01-12-2011 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday will give its verdict on the writ petition filed by Silk Smitha's brother against the makers of 'The Dirty Picture'. The film ran into trouble when Silk Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad objected to the way she's been portrayed in the...
  • Silk is sexy, desirable, but not sleazy: Vidya 29-11-2011 01:53 PM

    Bangalore: It's just her characters that change, swing like a pendulum rather. One day she's a mother to a progeric child, and then she's a 70s sex symbol. But Vidya Balan the person thankfully remains the same. She still greets you with a disarming smile and speaks with characteristic patience...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' not inspired by Smitha: Ekta 18-11-2011 01:18 PM

    New Delhi: After running into controversies, lead actress Vidya Balan and producer Ekta Kapoor of 'The Dirty Picture' talk about the film. Speaking exclusively to Rajdeep Sardesai, the duo said that the film is not inspired by Silk Smitha, but a recreation of that era. Here's the transcript of the...
  • Smitha's brother drags 'The Dirty Picture' to HC 16-11-2011 09:38 AM

    Hyderabad: The makers of Vidya Balan starrer The Dirty Picture have been dragged to the Andhra Pradesh High Court by the brother of south Indian actress Silk Smitha. Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad filed a writ petition in the High Court, alleging character assassination of her sister, and saying that...
  • Makers say 'Dirty Picture' is not a formal biopic 04-11-2011 06:34 PM

    Mumbai: The makers of Vidya Balan starrer 'The Dirty Picture' have clarified that the film is not a formal biopic. "With reference to the legal notice received and the ongoing speculation about the film, Balaji wishes to clarify that 'The Dirty Picture' is the romantic journey of a fiercely ambitious...
  • Silk Smitha's kin sues 'Dirty Picture' makers 04-11-2011 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan, Tusshar Kapoor, Emran Hashmi and Naseeruddin Shah starrer The Dirty Picture has got into a legal mess. The film is based on Southern actress Silk Smitha's life. Media reports claim, her brother V Naga Vara Prasad has sent a legal notice to producer Ekta Kapoor and...
  • Silk Smitha was exploited: Vidya Balan 04-11-2011 11:48 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who essays the role inspired by southern sexy siren Silk Smitha in her forthcoming film 'The Dirty Picture', says, as Silk was bold and fearless, she was exploited in a wrong way. The Milan Luthria directed movie chronicles the life of controversial South Indian actress Vijayalaxmi,...
  • Snapshot: New poster of 'The Dirty Picture' out! 24-10-2011 11:27 AM

    A new poster for Milan Luthria's 'The Dirty Picture' picture is out. Vidya Balan, who essays the role of southern sex symbol Silk Smitha, poses provocatively in the poster as Naseeruddin Shah looks on. 'The Dirty Picture', which also stars Emraan Hashmi, will hit the theatres on December 2. The...
  • Watch: 'Ooh La La', Vidya's raunchy item number 21-10-2011 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: The first song from The Dirty Picture was released on October 21 and Vidya Balan lives up to expectations of thousands with her chest-heaving rendition of Ooh La La - Tu Hai Meri Fantasy . Wearing a shocking pink, bead-embellished bodice, Balan plays southern sex symbol Silk Smitha...
  • Vidya Balan's 'Dirty Picture' kisses upset beau 20-10-2011 12:55 PM

    Mumbai: Vidya Balan's lip-locks in The Dirty Picture hasn't gone down too well with her beau, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, the CEO of a corporate production-distribution studio. Word is that when reports of the star's smooch fest sequences with co-stars Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor appeared, the man in her life...
  • Will there be a sequel to 'The Dirty Picture'? 27-09-2011 11:02 AM

    New Delhi: 'The Dirty Picture', the most anticipated film of 2011 that stars Vidya Balan who essays the role of southern sex symbol Silk Smitha, might have a sequel if people find it uplifting, director Milan Luthria said. The phenomenal response to the trailer of The Dirty Picture has prompted...
  • The Dirty Picture: Who was Silk Smitha? 31-08-2011 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: 1982 was a great year for southern actor Smitha who had nine releases lined up. She followed up the year's performance with 13 releases and no one was complaining despite repetitive characterization. Her fan following did not bother about the same basic storyline and just wanted their diva...
  • Will 'Dirty Picture' be Vidya's career best? 30-08-2011 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: It has taken actor Vidya Balan six years, but the versatile actress has established herself in the film industry as someone who can pull off listless scripts and cerebral roles deemed difficult for a mainstream actor to do. Her upcoming film 'The Dirty Picture', based on the life...
  • Dragonflies disrupt Vidya-Tusshar's kiss 05-08-2011 01:58 PM

    The cast and crew of Ekta Kapoor's The Dirty Picture is back in Mumbai, but it seems they haven't finished all the portions to be filmed at Ramoji Rao Film City in Hyderabad. One important scene that involves a passionate kiss between Vidya Balan and Tusshar Kapoor remains. It will...
  • 'Dirty Picture' hits screens on Silk Smitha b'day 04-08-2011 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: Balaji's keenly awaited multi-starrer 'The Dirty Picture' starring Vidya Balan in the lead role, will be released on December 2 on the birth anniversary of controversial actress and southern sex symbol Silk Smitha. Music-packed, humorous and unabashed, 'The Dirty Picture' traces the controversial romances of Smitha. Emraan Hashmi...
  • First look: Vidya Balan in 'The Dirty Picture' 10-06-2011 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: The first look of Vidya Balan as Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture is out. Directed by Milan Luthria, the film chronicles the romantic journey of the erstwhile screen sensation, Silk Smitha. Asked about her new look Vidya remarked, "Silk gave men sleepless nights. Silk is every woman's...
  • Choosing Vidya has been the best decision: Ekta 16-05-2011 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: Saucy, sensational and shocking - that's how producer Ekta Kapoor defines her most special project Dirty Picture, which she feels could be touted as India's version of international film Boogie Nights, based on the story of a young man's adventures in the Californian porn industry of the 1970s...
  • Naseer eager to play a lech in 'Dirty Picture' 08-02-2011 03:11 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah is tired of playing a saint and is excited about his role of a lech in Milan Luthria's Dirty Pictures. "I'm sick of playing a saint. A do-gooder. And with Milan at the helm, I am sure he'll extract great work from me as an...
  • The Dirty Picture: Vidya Balan plays Silk Smitha 10-11-2010 09:09 AM

    Mumbai: The life and times of one of South India's biggest sex symbols, Silk Smitha, will now be portrayed on the big screen by actor Vidya Balan. The tragic life and death of Silk Smitha, the sex siren who became an inseparable part of South Indian cinema will no doubt...
  • Gear up fans; Silk Smitha's coming to charm you 15-11-2007 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's career longevity and his remarkable achievements make him a class apart, according to the legendary Sir Vivian Richards who reckons that the Indian maestro has set benchmarks that no other contemporary cricketer can come anywhere close to. Richards said Tendulkar has survived for so long in...