The Dirty Picture

The Dirty Picture is a 2011 Indian biographical 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. The film was directed by Milan Luthria and coproduced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, after Ekta came up with the idea and asked screenwriter Rajat Aroraa to pen a story based on it.

Reshma Vidya Balan is running away from her house to Chennai, a day before her marriage. She is insulted by the casting director for being unattractive and useless after trying to get a role in a film. Determined to convince him she spontaneously grabs the role of a side dancer. However, she dances with whips and using erotic movements which annoys the films director, Abraham Emraan Hashmi. He edits out Reshmas entire dance sequence from the film. The film fails at the box office much to the dismay of the producer Selva Ganesh Rajesh Sharma, who later offers Reshma a song in his upcoming film, and suggests that she now be referred to as Silk.At the first shoot Silk dances with Suryakanth Naseeruddin Shah , her childhood idol. Silk seduces him by offering a longterm sexual relationship. Meanwhile, Abraham proposes a new film to Selva Ganesh and is keen to cast Suryakanth. However, Suryakanths suggestion of adding spice and sex to make the film more commercially viable angers Abraham. Silk goes on to do many more erotic and sensual films with Suryakanth. She gains many male fans and within a short span of time, becomes immensely rich and popular as the Southern sex star. ........

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