• Publication date: February 16, 2018

The Dirty Picture

A semi biographical film inspired by South Indian actress Silk Smitha, recounts her troubled Love life and tragic downfall.

  • Publication date: February 16, 2018

The Dirty Picture

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 2011

MBC Bollywood:

February 17, 2018 01:00 (KSA) ~ February 17, 2018 00:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) While inspired by the real life of legendary South Indian actress Silk Smitha, famous for her erotic roles. However the filmmakers clarified that the film is not officially based on her alone, but a composite character made up of several south Indian actresses.

The story line starts with the introduction of Reshma who’s still living with her mom, and obsessed with movie star Suryakant with her only wish in life is to meet him and act along him in a film.

With her only her dreams as companion she flees home, en route to Delhi hoping to start her career in acting. By some turn of events, she is successful to be cast in a role that exploits her beauty and sex appeal. Overnight, she becomes Silk, the new sensation in the film business. Her dream came true, and she is now sharing the screen with her idol legendary actor, Suryakant.

Things get complicated when the brother of Suryakant, declares his love to her enraging the older brother who cuts from all his upcoming projects. This will prove the first step in a long and tragic fall from grace that will end in a terrible fashion.


  • Vidya Balan Reshma/Silk
  • Emraan Hashmi as Abraham
  • Tusshar Kapoor as Ramakant
  • Naseerudin Shah as Surya Kant
  • Rajesh Sharma as Silva Ganesh
  • Shivani Tanksale as Radhika
  • A.R. Mankandan as Photographer
  • Anju Mahendru as Nyla
  • Mangala Kenkre as Ratnamma

Directed by: Milan Luthria

Rating: NR