Vidya Balan's Weighty Issues For 'The Dirty Picture'
By MovieTalkies.com, 30 November 2011
Of late, Vidya Balan has become the talk of the nation with her raunchy dance moves and bold antics in Milan Luthria's The Dirty Picture. However, the curvy actress had to work real hard to get into the skin of her character. Balan, who is playing Silk Smitha in the movie, had to gain weight to resemble the South sex-siren.
It was a tough decision for Vidya, however being the professional that she is, Vidya agreed to put on a few pounds for the film. "I was asked to put on weight for the very first time in my life. It was a tough decision for me in the beginning as not just as actors, but today we are all very health-conscious. You don't want to look ungainly in anyway, but once I decided to gain weight, I just went the whole hog," revealed Vidya Balan.
And when quizzed as to what all did she indulge in to look more like her character, she said, "I ate all the food that I like, I love cream biscuits so I indulged. Had a lot of cream biscuits, mithai all that I ever wanted to have."
Though she had a free hand in savouring delicacies, Vidya made it a point to workout religiously. Shedding more light on the topic she said, " At the same time I didn't give up my work-out completely which is why there is voluptuousness but my body is not flabby. I kept working out but I kept it to a level where it was light so that I felt fit and at the same time was not losing weight or looking thin."
And you thought acting was a cakewalk…..