Even as her latest film The Dirty Picture is going great guns all over the country and elsewhere, its lead actress Vidya Balan might have to contend with a legal problem resulting out of a complaint filed by a Hyderabad-based advocate. Sai Krishna Azad has filed a case with the Nampalli Court vis-à-vis the film’s ‘vulgar’ content.
The film, which is the on-screen story of ‘Silk’ Smitha, Kollywood’s former ‘item girl’, has been well received by the public and has been declared as ‘super-hit’ by trade pundits. The film’s success has also managed to silence many of Vidya’s detractors who felt that she wouldn’t be able to do justice to the character as she was known more for her family-oriented roles than any glamourous roles.
In his complaint, Azad has said “The posters and advertisements of Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture appear very vulgar and cause great embarrassment to the women. As the posters have been splashed all over the city, womenfolk find it difficult to walk past them. I request the Hon’ble Court to direct the police to take suitable action against Vidya Balan for posing in such a manner and against the makers of the film.”
Taking up the case, the Court ordered the police to file cases against Vidya Balan and the makers of the film and conduct further investigation in the matter. As such, the police went ahead and filed an FIR against Vidya under various sections. When contacted, the police said that they would conduct formal investigation with Vidya in the matter.