Vidya Balan freaks out as ‘Dirty Picture’ goes overboard

Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 10:44 AM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Thinking man’s actress Vidya Balan got the shock of her life when she was asked to wear low neckline, hot pants and petticoats as part of her costume for the role of Silk Smitha in Milan Luthria’s ‘Dirty Picture’.

While Vidya is ready to shed her inhibitions for the role of Silk Smitha, she freaked out when she saw sensual sketches of her wardrobe.

Apparently, low necklines, hot pants and petticoats were too hot to handle for the actress, who has to gain extra kilos for the role.

Shocked by the outrageous wardrobe, Vidya told Luthria that she needs to try all these outfits thirty days before the shooting, so that she get her comfort zone.

Talking to a daily, fashion designer Niharika Khan, who is handling Vidya`s outfits in ‘Dirty Picture’, the actress said, “I am working as fast as I can. There is bound to be a lot of skin show where her legs and stomach will be bare. The role has a graph where initially she will be wearing her usual clothes, later she becomes a star and then the downfall. So it`s an array of costumes I am preparing covering all three phases.”

When enquired the producer of the film, Ekta Kapoor said, “Well, there are two sizes that Vidya will be seen in. One is the thinner one, the other one is where she will have to put on weight.”

Meanwhile, Milan Luthria has asked Vidya Balan to prepare herself mentally and physically.

“Vidya Balan needs to get bolder in her performance and physicality. Bolder in body and in mind. This is not kid stuff we are doing. My film takes a naked look at all we`ve been whispering about. When Vidya asked me for the clothes, earlier than usual, I really wasn`t surprised. My job is to ease her into the character. And this is just step one,” said Luthria.