She oozed sensuality from every pore? but death seduced her into suicide. ‘Silk Smitha’, the late raging sex bomb of South cinema, will be given a new cinematic twist by Ekta Kapoor, no less.
Reportedly, Kapoor is readying to stun audiences with ‘The Dirty Picture,’ a bio pic based on the exploitative life and times of the ‘item girl’ who inspired other saucy imitations such as ‘Disco Shanti’ and ‘Nylex Nalini’.
“It’s taken me almost two years to get the script in perfect order,” states Kapoor in a media chat. “My story looks at a woman who defied all conventions to become a sensation in the South, but eventually committed suicide. It will be my most powerful production, as yet.”
Director Milan Luthria, currently in the midst of ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai’, has been pencilled in for the Kapoor production. “I was bowled over when I read the script,” admits Luthria in a media talk. “The story has everything and it is a mirror of our times.”
And now for the stunning role contender: Vidya Balan!! Her sensuality in ‘Ishqiya’ could be a factor which tipped the scales in Balan’s favour. “Milan did come to me with the script,” reveals Balan in a periodical. “But it’s too premature to say anything, as yet.”