Posted Wed, August 31, 2011 1:43pm IST

Relax, she has given herself an image makeover. And we like it!

You know, I never really thought that Vidya Balan could make a convincing Silk Smitha. I mean, here we have a lady who always wears saris and salwar kameezes to the ritziest of events, trying to play a bosom-heaving, slinkily clad sex siren of the ’80s. Of course, after watching the promo, I can finally see why Milan Luthria chose her for the role. But the transformation we saw just the other day, at the launch of the trailer of The Dirty Picture, was not just onscreen. Vidya proved to us that she is much more than just a goody girl offscreen too. She dumped her saris for a pair of jeans and top – not very daring, you would say, but give the girl time – and very red lipstick. She also cracked some very funny one-liners. When asked how she felt acting with three different men, she said, “sone pe suhaga. Ek se mera kya hoga?” (It is icing on the cake. What would I do with just one?) As she explained, “I’ve never enjoyed being a woman more than in Dirty Picture.” Looks like Silk Smitha has made Vidya a better version of herself. Vids, we like this new version of you. Just don’t return to those totally pattu maami (silk-clad aunty) saris, okay?

Also read: Can Vidya Balan be the hot and sultry Silk Smitha?

Also watch: The Dirty Picture trailer