In an interview with India Real Time, Mr. Luthria talks about the idea behind the movie, why he cast Ms. IRT: How did you come up with the idea of the film? ML: It was an unusual choice, because people expected me to make a male-dominated film, after my previous movies.
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Available on. E ver since word about The Dirty Picture started getting around, it was termed as a biopic on late southern siren Silk Smitha. The Dirty Picture is one of the most awaited films of the year Yes, there has been an amazing buzz all over the world. It's a tremendous response to a film that does not have a superstar cast or Rs 50 crore budget. I won't deny the fact that I used sex as a marketing tool, but at the end of the day, I have made a good film with some great performances. V idya Balan is a superstar, isn't she? How would you equate my film with the business that was generated by films like Bodyguard and Ra.
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Like Nylon Nalini or Polyester Padmini. So we found a slice of life which was unique. There were ingredients which excited me. Yes, it is a very brazen, bold life — an extra who carved a niche for herself in a male-dominated industry. I like the fact that there were men who were superstars at that time, they would wait for months so that they could put a song by her in the movie. There were a lot of beautiful women around at that time, so why her.
The Dirty Picture is a Indian biographical musical drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha , a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles. The filmmakers have clarified that the story is not officially or literally based on Smitha alone, but on many of her southern contemporaries such as Disco Shanti. It also resembles the personal lives of other women in popular culture, including Hollywood actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. Box Office India declared the film Super Hit after its fourth week. A day before her marriage, Reshma Vidya Balan runs away from her rural village, hoping to become a star in Chennai. 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. However, she dances in a sultry manner, using erotic movements which annoys the film's director, Abraham Emraan Hashmi.