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'The Dirty Picture' changed my life forever, says Vidya Balan (Lead, Correcting Para 3)

IANS  |  Mumbai 

When size zero became a buzzword for Bollywood, broke the stereotype around a conventional heroine's look by proudly flaunting her curvaceous figure in Milan Luthria's directorial film "The Dirty Picture".

As the film, which was based on the life of adult film star Smitha, has completed seven years on Sunday, Vidya, who rose to a spectacular amount of fame for the role of Silk, became emotional and penned a heartfelt post on the saying, the film changed her life forever.

"On December 2, 2011, 7 years ago, 'The Dirty Picture' released and changed my life forever. But everytime someone asks me how I did it, I don't know what to say? Perhaps because Milan made it so easy for me... He hand held me throughout and all I wanted was to do justice to 'Silk' and live upto the faith that had been placed in me by (producer) and Milan," the 39-year-old wrote.

Also featuring actors Tusshar Kapoor, and Emraan Hashmi, "The Dirty Picture" released in 2011. Vidya's uninhibited portrayal as Smitha won her a lot of praise and a National Award.

She thanked Luthria for making her "feel free as a bird" and thanked Ekta for giving her the 1990s hit sitcom "Hum Paanch" and a movie like "The Dirty Picture".

"Milan, however tells me, his big concern was that he should not let me down. Of course, he did not and not just that, he lifted me so high that I felt free as a bird... For that and for believing in me, thank you my dearest Ekta for 'Hum Paanch', may be there would have been no 'The Dirty Picture' for me without 'Hum Paanch'," she added.

Along with the post, Vidya also posted a picture with Luthria -- a capture from and Deepika Padukone's wedding reception here on Saturday night.



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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 20:48 IST