Vidya Balan was "shocked and thrilled" to land the role in Milan Luthria's biopic Dirty Picture that chronicles the tragic life of the ultimate sex symbol in South Indian cinema - Silk Smitha.
"I loved the script and was almost shocked that they (Milan and Balaji) thought of me. I was shocked and thrilled because she is so unlike me. Silk Smitha's sexuality is on your face. It is almost offensive," Balan said in an interview.
"Dirty Picture is an apt title for the movie. It is reflective of our perception of her. We feel that she could not have made a pretty picture," she added.