The Dirty Picture

  • Vidya to promote 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' on 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain' 20-02-2014 05:11 PM

    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,...
  • Acting is what I live for, says Vidya Balan 04-10-2013 01:05 PM

    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 full-time career because acting is what she lives for. Besides, she feels the country is currently 'very disillusioned with politics and politicians'. "I...
  • 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...
  • I wrote to Satyajit Ray that I would love to work with him: Vidya 14-07-2013 03:16 PM

    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 21-06-2013 10:30 AM

    Mumbai: Cricketer-turned-politician-turned-commentator 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...
  • Vidya Balan is a phenomenon and I admire her: Vivek Oberoi 17-06-2013 03:46 PM

    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...
  • Like 'The Dirty Picture', even 'Ghanchakkar' is bold: Vidya Balan 07-06-2013 03:35 PM

    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. Work-life balance is possible for the actress because the 'Parineeta' girl has...
  • I'm still kissing in my films: Emraan Hashmi 07-11-2012 02:55 PM

    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 erotic-thrillers like 'Murder', 'Zeher', 'Kalyug' and others, Hashmi moved on to try...
  • Vidya Balan: I'm nervous about my first comedy 30-10-2012 10:17 AM

    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 34-year-old actress is reteaming with Emraan Hashmi for the comedy thriller, being directed by Rajkumar Gupta of 'No One Killed...
  • Veena Malik wants to work in Bhojpuri films 22-10-2012 11:00 AM

    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 lot about Bhojpuri films and...
  • Marriage not on my mind now: Vidya Balan 05-01-2012 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who is reportedly dating Siddharth Roy Kapoor, says she would love to settle down but wedding is not on cards anytime soon. Grapevine had it that the 'Dirty Picture' star would tie the knot this year. When asked about it, Vidya said, "My career is going...
  • Vidya Balan most wanted to perform at events 05-01-2012 01:27 PM

    Mumbai: With the start of the season of awards shows, Vidya Balan's name has appeared on the list of most wanted actresses to perform at the events. In fact, an industry veteran reveals that till last year, Vidya was never even considered for such shows. Our source points out, "While...
  • Vidya relieved her parents loved 'Dirty Picture' 02-01-2012 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: Even though Vidya Balan, who turned a year older day before, is basking in the success of her latest film 'The Dirty Picture', the actress is more relieved that her parents liked her bold performance. She went against her image to put on a cigarette-smoking, cleavage-baring act in...
  • Vidya bags best actress for 'The Dirty Picture' 31-12-2011 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Ekta Kapoor's 'The Dirty Picture' has been named best picture, while Vidya Balan has been adjudged best actress for the same film at The Eighteenth National Media Network Film and TV awards. The awards, instituted by National Media Network and Akhil Bharatiya Swatantra Patrakar Avom Lekhak Sangh, an...
  • Vidya enjoys enviable position in films: Naseer 29-12-2011 07:57 PM

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah, who worked with Vidya Balan in two films -- 'Ishqiya' and 'The Dirty Picture', believes that his co-star now holds an enviable position in the Hindi film industry. "She is a marvellous actress. She has been very brave, not just worked very hard but she is courageous...
  • 'The Dirty Picture' most viewed on phone in 2011 28-12-2011 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Thanks to Vidya Balan's oomph, content related to 'The Dirty Picture' got grabbed maximum eyeballs on the mobile platform, while controversial Poonam Pandey took away the lion's share of views among models, says a survey. The findings have been announced by Vuclip, an independent mobile video company. Among...
  • 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...
  • 2011: Vidya Balan leads Bollywood's female pack 17-12-2011 05:33 PM

    New Delhi: Women-centric themes added power to the Bollywood platter this year and the leading ladies impressed with their boldness and intense acting. Actresses like Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif gave the industry's menfolk a run for their money. IANS lists the top 10 actresses who swept the...
  • Vidya Balan open to good scripts from the South 12-12-2011 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan says she won't mind working in southern language movies if she comes across a good script. "If I get a good script, I would be more than happy to work in Telugu, or a Tamil or a Malayalam film...I've got many scripts and offers over...
  • 'Dirty Picture' collects Rs 52 cr after week one 10-12-2011 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The huge promotional drive seems to have worked in favour of 'The Dirty Picture'. The film has shown a great promise at the box office. So far, the film has fetched more than Rs 50 crore, a difficult feat to achieve by any standard. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh...
  • B-Town woman power: Vidya, Ekta carry the baton 09-12-2011 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: Head-turners, showpieces and glamour girls are some of the common descriptions used for actresses in male-dominated Hindi filmdom. But feisty producer Ekta Kapoor and her discovery, the bold and talented Vidya Balan, have proved to be game changers with 'The Dirty Picture'. " 'The Dirty Picture' had a...
  • My productions are not gender-biased: Ekta 08-12-2011 07:33 PM

    Mumbai: Television baron Ekta Kapoor, known for making women-based soaps, clarifies that it is the story and not the protagonist that decides her choice of projects. "I don't have any gender biased preferences... My whole idea is that if it is a nice enough story to be told, then it...
  • Now Khans can add 'Balan' to their names: Vidya 08-12-2011 07:26 PM

    Mumbai: Riding high on the success of 'The Dirty Picture', actress Vidya Balan, who has taken everyone by surprise with her bold potrayal of her role inspired by South siren 'Silk Smitha', says the reigning Khans of Bollywood can now use 'Balan' as a suffix to their names. "I feel...
  • Court asks police to book Vidya for obscenity 08-12-2011 05:51 PM

    Hyderabad: Controversies continue to dog 'The Dirty Picture' with a city court directing police to book actress Vidya Balan for posing for indecent photographs on the film posters and promos. Nampally criminal courts ordered the Nallakunta police station in the city to book a criminal case against the Bollywood star....
  • 'Dirty Picture' gets the cash registers ringing 06-12-2011 01:42 PM

    Mumbai: "It's a super hit!" That's the verdict of the trade circle about 'The Dirty Picture', which released on Friday. Said to have cost producer Ekta Kapoor under Rs 20 crore, the Milan Luthria film has made money for everyone associated right from Anil Thadani who acquired the distribution rights...