Mumbai: Vidya Balan has not agreed to expose for a painting for acclaimed artist M.F. Hussain, says a close friend of the actress.
"The story is fabricated to damage her reputation and it hasn`t gone down well with the actress who has always maintained a dignified stance both in her personal and professional life," said the friend.
Hussain finds Vidya`s persona especially her face very sensual and cultured and a newspaper reported that she will bare all for his painting.
But Vidya, who will feature in Ekta Kapoor`s "Dirty Pictures", has always maintained she would take up projects only with an aesthetic sense.
"The news is absolutely hysterical. We are in the month of February and not April. Vidya has always maintained a dignified image and is one of the most respected stars in the industry. The reports are fabricated by parties with vested interests and if ever Vidya does decide to get a painting done, it will strictly be her face. Hope this puts an end to the speculation," said the friend.