Anushka Shetty turns down ‘The Dirty Picture’ remake

Southern babe Anushka Shetty has refuted media reports that she’ll be playing the lead role in the Tamil and Telugu remakes of the Bollywood flick, The Dirty Picture – a bio-pic on the late actor Silk Smitha

The spokesperson of the south actor who was last seen in Vijay’s God’s Own Child  says, “Anushka has not signed the film. She is at present busy with a host of Tamil projects, including the Vikram-starrer Thaandavam, directed by Vijay, Selvaraghavan’s Irandam Ulagam with Arya and Alex Pandian which has Karthi in the lead.”

A few days ago, there was a buzz that The Dirty Picture was to be remade in South Indian languages and that Anushka has been roped in to play the lead role originally played by Vidya Balan. Interestingly, there were also reports last week that Sneha would be signed for the Tamil version of Kahaani, another Vidya Balan-starrer. However, Sneha, too, said there were no such plans.