WATCH: Vidya Balan celebrates 10 years of ‘The Dirty Picture’
Vidya Balan left a mark in the industry with her impeccable acting skills in ‘The Dirty Picture .’ In the film, the actress essayed the role of Vijayalakshmi Vadlapatla, popularly known by her stage name, Silk Smitha. The ‘No One Killed Jessica’ actress also lived the role and played it brilliantly.
Now, as the film completes 10 years of its release, the ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ actress celebrated the iconic film. “An era where men ruled, she was the storm that feared no one. Inspiring and unapologetic, celebrating her legacy, celebrating 10 years of #TheDirtyPicture We will always miss you #BobbySingh @balanvidya @therealemraan @naseeruddin49 @tusshark89 @milan.a.luthria @rajat__aroraa @niharikabhasinkhan21 @ektarkapoor @shobha9168 @ruchikaakapoor #BalajiMotionPictures #10YearsOfTheDirtyPicture,” read the caption of the video.
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Even after ten years, Vidya’s bold avatar as Reshma aka Silk in the film is still much-talked-about among movie lovers. In the film, Vidya Balan aka Silk runs away from her rural home at a young age to nurture her dream of becoming an actress. The ‘ Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ won a National Award for Best Actress for her performance and the film was a huge box office success.
The film was directed by Milan Luthria and co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor. The screenwriter of the film was Rajat Aroraa. ‘The Dirty Picture’ also featured Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, and Tusshar Kapoor in pivotal roles.
It was released in the cinema halls in 2011. The super hit film was also the highest-grossing film led by a female protagonist at that point in time and also won three national awards followed by three Filmfare awards and six Screen Awards.