We Know Vidya Balan doesn’t shy away from going an extra mile to do justice to the characters she portrays in films. This particular trait of hers was put to test again when Milan Luthria- the director of her much- hyped upcoming movie The Dirty Picture- told her that one of the scenes in the film would require her to lock lips with Bollywood’s erstwhile serial- kisser Emraan Hashmi.
And while everyone thought she would put her foot down in refusal – her previous onscreen smooches notwithstanding – Vidya willingly agreed, the true professional that she is. It must be a refreshing change for Emraan surely, as some of his recent heroines, including newbie Prachi Desai, had refused to become a part of his long- list of onscreen kissers.
But, Vidya who had promised The Dirty Picture ‘s filmmakers that she would do everything possible to get under the skin of the character of Silk Smitha – the late southern siren whose life the movie seeks to depict – has no such hang- ups. Recent reports have confirmed Vidya’s dedication towards bringing to life the challenging and unconventional role, which necessitates much more than a little skin show by the actress.
Infact, Vidya didn’t even complain when she was asked to ‘light up’ for the movie. Despite being a non- smoker, she had to smoke nearly ten cigarettes before a particular scene was finally okayed by Luthria. The actress had started feeling uneasy after her fourth cigarette, but after a brief break, was back to shooting the scene again. Agencies