Vidya Balan begins shooting for Dirty Picture

Milan Luthria, the director of actress Vidya Balan’s controversial next film, Dirrty Picture came up with an innovative way to clear her apprehension over her bold and sexy role in the film which is based on the life of actress Silk Smitha, who was famous for her bold show skin. She was also accused by purists of promoting nudity on the silver screen. Naturally, Vidya dithered to figure out how she would bring alive Silk Smitha’s sexuality on screen.

Sources say that Milan advised her to watch flicks like Chicago and Burlesque which portray women with strong and overtly sexual body language. While Vidya plays a bold character in the film, she apparently wanted to make sure everything on the sets went on smoothly from day one. After preparing for almost two months for her role by attending various workshops with all actors, Vidya was finally confident to begin. But she made sure she started it on an auspicious note. The actress, who is a spiritual person by nature wanted to start the first day of the shoot by holding a small puja on the sets.

Meanwhile, actor Tusshar Kapoor, who is playing one of her love-interests in the film was apparently super-nervous on his first day at shoot. Tusshar was not required on day one so when he came to the sets on the next day, he was introduced to actor Naseruddin Shah, who also plays an important part in the film.
Tusshar, says the source, has always been a huge fan of Naseer and his films and on meeting him, he was tongue tied.

Though he wanted to go up to Naseer and talk, he stood rooted to the spot like a star-struck kid. But this didn’t last too long because Naseer’s wife, Ratna Pathak Shah came to his rescue. Ratna who has earlier worked with Tusshar in Golmaal Returns, is familiar with Tusshar and knows him personally as well. She made it a point to introduce Tusshar to her husband and only after that did Tusshar relax and started to shoot. A source who was present on the sets says, “Tusshar is a big fan of Naseerji and wanted to break the ice between them. Since he hasn’t interacted with Naseer at all, he felt it would be awkward to just go up to him and introduce himself. That is when Ratna came and introduced the two of them and soon the duo was spotted chatting away to glory and discussing films.”

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