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...
  • Should the legal age for drinking be 18 years? 31-07-2013 11:13 PM

    If you can vote, marry, drive a vehicle and even be sued at 18, why can't you be trusted to drink responsibly? CNN-IBN's Mumbai Bureau Chief Smitha Nair tries to uncover the mood of young Mumbaikers to bring to light their view on the contentious issue. ...
  • Biopic not easy to make: Tamil director 09-04-2013 06:57 PM

    Chennai: Biopics aren't easy to execute, feels Tamil director Anil, who is awaiting the release of his upcoming Tamil film , based on the life of late southern actress 'Silk' Smitha. "To make a film on someone without hurting anybody's sentiment is a herculean task. Biopics are a rarity in...
  • 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...
  • Vidya excited over the response to 'The Dirty Picture' 07-12-2011 05:22 PM

    Vidya Balan spoke to CNN-IBN at the HT Leadership Summit, about 'The Dirty Picture' and her wedding plans. ...
  • '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...
  • I enjoy and celebrate my body like Silk: Vidya Balan 03-12-2011 03:10 PM

    Actors Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar speak at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2011 about their films and Bollywood. ...
  • 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...
  • 'Dirty Picture' Director on Vidya, Naseer 02-12-2011 03:01 PM

    'The Dirty Picture' director Milind Luthria talks about his pet project, and on casting Naseeruddin Shah and Vidya Balan in the raunchy roles. ...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' gets mix reactions 02-12-2011 02:33 PM

    Some fans say the film is awesome and hot, while some say the story was not so good. ...
  • Friday releases: 'The Dirty Picture', 'Puss in Boots' 02-12-2011 08:08 AM

    The much awaited 'Puss in Boots' and Vidya Balan starrer 'The Dirty Picture' hit theatres this Friday. ...
  • 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...
  • The making of Vidya Balan starrer 'Dirty Picture' 30-11-2011 02:35 PM

    Catch all behind the scenes action of 'Dirty Picture' starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor. ...
  • 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...
  • Many told me not to do the role of Silk: Vidya Balan 24-11-2011 11:12 AM

    'The Dirty Picture' actress Vidya Balan said she took up the role of Silk despite many asking her not too. ...
  • Wasn't easy to prepare for 'The Dirty Picture': Vidya 22-11-2011 04:05 PM

    'The Dirty Picture' surely wasn't as easy as it looks, and Vidya had her share of stumbling blocks along the way. The movie is set to release on December 2. ...
  • Vidya Balan talks about 'The Dirty Picture' 19-11-2011 01:08 PM

    Bollywood actor Vidya Balan said that she enjoyed playing Silk in her upcoming movie 'The Dirty Picture'. ...
  • '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...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' runs into legal trouble 17-11-2011 01:51 PM

    Silk Smitha's brother Naga Vara Prasad has filed a writ petition at the AP High Court objecting to her portrayal in the film. ...
  • 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...
  • Sneak peek: 'The Dirty Picture' 12-11-2011 08:37 AM

    Despite protests from Silk Smitha's kin, the promos of 'The Dirty Picture' continue to create a lot of buzz among the audience. ...
  • Vidya performs at music launch of 'The Dirty Picture' 07-11-2011 09:05 AM

    Vidya Balan performed to one of the hit tracks of 'The Dirty Picture' during the film's music launch. ...
  • 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...
  • Vidya Balan becomes a 'bad girl' 04-11-2011 04:17 PM

    Watch Vidya Balan transform herself into yesteryears' vamps for a HT Brunch photo-shoot. ...
  • 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,...