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  • | March 19th, 2013

    Vidya Balan’s character in The Dirty Picture now a case study

    Vidya Balan’s character in The Dirty Picture now a case study

    The babe created waves with her role as Silk in the film. And that has not just impressed fans, but also academicians of a reputed institute who have incorporated her character as a case study
    Vidya Balan’s character in The Dirty Picture, modeled on the sexy Silk Smitha, set a trend of sorts in Bollywood. VB was an inspiration for other B-town babes to experiment with edgier roles. Click here to read more

  • | August 2nd, 2012

    Katrina Kaif vs Kareena Kapoor: New endorsement war!

    Katrina Kaif vs Kareena Kapoor: New endorsement war!

    Paints giant Berger has approached both beauties to be brand ambassador. Who will finally clinch the deal?
    With a major emphasis on brand endorsement, Kolkata-based Berger Paints will rope in a top Bollywood actor as brand ambassador for its Silk range of emulsions and have a budget of Rs 35 crore for TV commercials, a top company official said Thursday. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Vidya Balan in ‘The Dirty Picture’: Will Bollywood have more ‘real women’ like her?

    Vidya Balan in ‘The Dirty Picture’: Will Bollywood have more ‘real women’ like her?

    It’s naive to believe that the success of The Dirty Picture will radically enhance female clout in the Hindi film industry
    Game-changer. That’s the word I’ve heard most often with reference to the Ekta Kapoor-Milan Luthria-Vidya Balan juggernaut, The Dirty Picture, which steamrolled the box office, making over Rs 52 crore in week one. Incredibly, the film opened better than hero-led projects such as Singham and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Vidya oozing sexuality 1980s-style got more first-day, first-show viewers than Hrithik Roshan’s chiselled many-pack abs.
    The Dirty Picture is a woman’s story. It has a superb lead actor, old-school dialogue-baazi, and, critically, no A-list male stars to prop up the narrative. Yet, it defied Bollywood naysayers and became one of the year’s biggest successes. Which has led many industry observers to ask: does the film pave the way for more women-centric stories? Is Bollywood going to create more fleshed-out female characters? Are we going to see more ‘real women’ and fewer assembly-line Barbie dolls? Click here to read more

  • | February 1st, 2012

    Who are these gorgeous women?

    Who are these gorgeous women?

    Blimey! That’s Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir kapoor. The two seem to be highly inspired by Chikni Chameli and Silk. No wonder they look so comfortable donning the garb of these item girls
    Giving all the sexy women a run for their money, King Khan and Ranbir Kapoor regaled the audience with their thumkas at the recent Filmfare award function. Apart from shaking a leg with some of the hottest beauties in B-town, the two also broke into a sensual number which instead of raising temperatures, rose the decibel level of laughter amongst the audience. Click here to read more

  • | January 12th, 2012

    Vidya Balan: It was not tough to play a pregnant woman

    Vidya Balan: It was not tough to play a pregnant woman

    If she effortlessly essayed the role of a sex symbol in The Dirty Picutre, it was a cakewalk to play a pregnant woman in search of her husband in Kahaani, says Vidya Balan
    “It was not tough at all. During our college life, we used to do all the nautankis and these stand-up items. And my favourite role would always be of a pregnant woman. So the walk and all came to me very naturally,” said Vidya. The actor ruled Bollywood as Silk last year in The Dirty Picture and it seems she wants to take it forward with Kahaani as she is aggressively promoting the movie. If she dressed like her character for the promotion of The Dirty Picture, the actor appeared with a baby bump at the Kahaani promotional event. Click here to read more

  • | December 9th, 2011

    Vidya Balan takes a crack at Kareena Kapoor!

    Vidya Balan takes a crack at Kareena Kapoor!


    With each success the ‘dirty’ lady seems to be pushing the envelope not just acting wise, but in attitude too. And we love it!
    Vidya Balan has never been squeamish about saying what she wanted to say. And with each film of hers that does well, she seems to gain more confidence and more chutzpah. Which means that she gets more outspoken and shows a whole lot more of what B-towners call ‘attitude’. But along the way, she tends to stick to her image in the movie she is promoting, with not just her fashion statement, but her demeanour and language as well. Click here to read more