The first look of Ekta Kapoor's film The Dirty Picture, based on Thundering Thighs Silk Smitha, has been released. In the film, Vidya Balan is playing the sexy siren of the Eighties. Silk Smitha was a popular item girl who captivated millions. The actor was found dead in her Chennai apartment in 1996.
In the film Vidya Balan is clad in a skimpy red blouse with three men- Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor - drooling over her.
The film, directed by Milan Luthria, will be released on December 2 which is Smitha's birth date.
Producer Ekta Kapoor told Hindustan Times: "It's a beautiful coincidence since she is one of our muses, along with other Southern actors like Shakeela, Nylon Nandini and Polyester Padmini."
"My film is not inspired by any one of them, but is a reflection of an era when they used their sexuality to carve a niche for themselves in the male-dominated South film industry. Many frowned upon them, but they were survivors and their power over the masses cannot be denied," she added.
The Dirty Picture is touted to be Ekta's boldest film till date leaving behind Ragini MMS, Shor In The City and Love Sex Aur Dhokha.