The Dirty Picture (2011)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 24 mins

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Sensual and insightful, this biographical drama film is inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles, and follows her journey that touched meteoric highs before falling into the abyss.
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as Suryakant
as Reshma
as Naila
as Abraham
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actress
as Selva Ganesh
as Raadhika
as Ramakant


Second Assistant Director
Assistant Director



Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Re-recording Mixer



Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Artist
Digital Compositor
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: The Dirty Picture (Telugu)
Reference: Bol Bachchan (Hindi)
Dubbed into: The Dirty Picture (Tamil)
Referenced in: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Hindi)
Referenced in: Chennai Express (Hindi)
Referenced in: Touring Talkies (Marathi)
Referenced in: Chashme Baddoor (Hindi)
Referenced in: Main Tera Hero (Hindi)
Referenced in: Kho Kho (Marathi)
The film is inspired by the life of South Indian actress Silk Smitha, who is noted for her erotic roles.

Vidya Balan gained 12 kilograms for the role in the movie.

Vidya Balan began smoking cigarettes regularly to get into character, since Silk Smitha was known to be a heavy smoker. She smoked almost a pack and a half a day. Sometimes before filming scenes she would smoke up to ten cigarettes consecutively, to get ready to get into character on set. She quit after shooting the film however.

Kangana Ranaut was offered the lead role but turned it down because she was tired of playing 'the girl on the verge of a nervous breakdown', after playing similar roles in Gangster (2006) and Fashion (2008).