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Ekta Kapoor making a biopic on Silk Smitha

MUMBAI: Ekta Kapoor is all set to make a biopic of sex siren Silk Smitha and has aptly titled it Dirty Picture.


According to Kapoor, the film could be touted as India‘s version of international film Boogie Nights that was based on the story of a young man‘s adventures in the Californian porn industry of the 1970s and 80s.


"Dirty Picture could be India‘s Boogie Nights, a film that shocked the sensibilities of people," Kapoor has been quoted as saying.


Silk Smitha was born as Vijayalakshmi, but she found her new name following the success of her Tamil film Vandi Chakkram in which she had stunned audiences with her oomph quotient. Her character in the film was named Silk following which she derived the name of Silk Smitha.


The actress went on to become a symbol of sensuality after doing bold and semi-nude roles. She even tried her hand at producing movies but gradually, after getting sidelined by younger actresses, financial crisis and personal problems, her life ended.


Directed by Milan Luthria, the film has Vidya Balan playing the title role.

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