This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Vidya Balan has time again managed to bag roles which any other actress would give her right hand for. Whether it was the sensual performance in Parineeta, or playing the bold and sexy woman in Ishqiya or playing mommy dearest to Amitabh Bachchan himself in Paa. So when casting for a film based on a strong yet sensual woman is being done, it’s hardly a surprise that Vidya Balan seems like an obvious choice. Sure enough then Ekta Kapoor’s next film, that chronicles the life of the infamous actress Silk Smitha, is into pre- production, the lead is being discussed and the buzz is that it’s Miss Balan herself who will play the dare all Silk Smitha in the film. Unlike what seems to be the obvious, the film does not revolve around the sleazy image that this late actress got stuck with, instead it’s about how the industries complexity, stress and the eventual loneliness that led to her death. Silk Smitha was a south siren, a cult figure that defied conventions and made it on her own, circumstances and alcohol drove her to what is believed to be a death by suicide. Milan Luthria, who is currently making Once Upon A Time In Mumbai for Ekta’s banner will be directing this film. Vidya Balan however hasn’t confirmed the news. But one thing is for sure, if Vidya is the one who would be playing this part, the film is a winner already.
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