MUMBAI: Balaji Motion Pictures’ The Dirty Picture will release on 02 December, 2011. The release is being timed with Silk Smitha’s birthday, which is being essayed by Vidya Balan in the movie.
The Dirty Picture traces the bold, controversial and emotional romances of Smitha. Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan have been cast opposite each other for the first time.
Vijayalakshimi (her actual name) was born in to a poor family in Eluru (Andhra Pradesh), she left school early to become a movie star. Going in with her aunt in Chennai, she found a sponsor who re-named her Smitha. After garnering notice and acclaim with her first major role in the Tamil movie Vandi Chakkaram (The Wheel) in 1979, Smitha assumed the name “Silk,” after the name of her character.