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Vidya Balan as Silk Smitha in ‘The Dirty Picture’ movie by Ekta Kapoor

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan will be playing the role of infamous tamil actress Silk Smitha in Ekta Kapoor's next film based on the life of Silk Smitha, Indiaglitz reports. The biopic on Silk Smitha is titled ‘The Dirty Picture’.

Milan Luthria, who is currently making Once Upon A Time In Mumbai for Ekta's banner will be directing this film. The producer claims the film will not focus on the sleaze but the tragedy behind unfortunate sex symbol.

Vidya Balan however hasn't confirmed the news.

Silk Smitha one of the heart-throbs of the youth in South Indian cinema became popular through her glamorous appearances in softcore films. Her original name was Vijayalakshimi and hailed from Andhra Pradesh.

Silk Smitha has acted in over 200 Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and a few Hindi films.

Her noted films include Yamakinkarudu, Moondru Mugam, Khaidi, Challenge, Layanam, Nadodi, Sphadikam , Moondram Pirai , Adharvam

Silk Smitha was found dead in her apartment at Chennai in 1996. As per unconfirmed reports she commited suicide due to financial problems.

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