It’s final now. After weeks of speculation and dilly-dallying, the makers of the Tamil remake version of the Bollywood super-hit film The Dirty Picture have finally decided as to whom to cast in the role essayed with aplomb by Vidya Balan in the original version which resulted in her bagging the coveted national award for ‘best actress’.
The film is based on the life and times of ‘Silk’ Smitha, Kollywood’s eternal ‘item girl’, who enjoyed the status equal to that of a successful frontline heroine before committing suicide to end her life in a tragic manner in the mid-nineties. In her peak, Smitha has paired up opposite the likes of superstar Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Sathyaraj, Prabhu, Vijayakanth and K. Bhagyaraj.
Petitions which were filed against the making of The Dirty Picture were quashed and the film ultimately ended up as a high-grossing film at the box-office. The kind of response the film elicited from the audiences has made more and more produces think seriously about remaking the film in their respective regional languages.
Nayanthara, who is on a comeback trail in Tamil films, has been chosen to play the lead role in the film, has reportedly demanded and has been assured of a huge sum for the film. It is said that she has agreed to act in many sexy and ‘steamy’ sequences.