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Posted by Zyana Irani on September 19, 2011

While talking about her upcoming flick, the actress stated that she never loved playing a woman as much as she did in this Milan Luthria’s venture.

"I've never enjoyed being a woman more than in The Dirty Picture. It celebrates a woman like a rainbow in all her colours,” Vidya told the reporters.

Vidya, who has always been considered as a talented actress but never a bombshell, couldn’t believe when the makers of ‘The Dirty Picture’ had approached her for the project in which she had to portray the South hottie Silk Smitha.

Talking about how she prepared herself for playing a sultry siren, the actress said, "I don't know how Milan could have thought of me for this film. Before starting this film, I told Milan that I want you to hold my hands and guide me through the film. I just knew that I had to trust Milan completely. And I can say it is so worth it.”

Vidya continues to shoot despite high fever
According to sources close to the film unit, Vidya Balan continued shooting for a song sequence for ‘The Dirty Picture’, despite suffering from high fever.

For the song in question, the actress had to shoot while staying in a lotus pond for over 3 - 4 hours and this made Vidya sick.

However, the hard working actress, who was in no mood to give up and waste the dates of shooting, despite the fever, continued to shoot.

An insider revealed, "The song was being shot in a lotus pond and it was on a tight schedule. Filming had to be wrapped up within two to three days, as those were the only dates available. It required Vidya to stay in the pond for over four to five hours during the sequence.

"Vidya started feeling ill on the first day itself as she was in water for so long. She developed high fever. Though director Milan Luthria asked his leading lady to take a breather, she was keen that the shoot continue."

‘The Dirty Picture’ to showcase Vidya’s bold side
Helmed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor, ‘The Dirty Picture’ will be showcasing Vidya’s bold side.

In the flick, Balan will be portraying a character similar to that of the South sex siren Silk Smitha.

The trailers of the film itself might have left moviegoers gearing up to catch Vidya’s sexy avatar on Dec. 2.

Besides Vidya, the movie also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Tusshar Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi in pivotal roles.

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