Vidya Balan refuses to gain weight

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2011, 20:04 PM IST

Kolkata: Presenting her own interpretation of the voluptuous Southern siren Silk Smitha`s tragic life in the bio-pic `Dirty Picture`, actress Vidya Balan has turned down the director`s request to gain weight for the role.

"For the first time, my director and producer told me to put on a little weight. But I don`t want to. With an Indian face and an Indian body structure, I will manage it. If I increase it for this film, then I will also have to reduce it afterwards," Vidya said here.

Producer Ekta Kapoor and director Milan Luthria had asked her to put on some weight as the late actress Silk Smitha was famously voluptuous.

PTI