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How does Vidya compare with the real Silk Smitha?

Last updated on: August 30, 2011 16:25 IST

How does Vidya compare with the real Silk Smitha?

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The promo for Milan Luthria's much talked about biopic on the late seductress Silk Smitha is out and already creating much buzz.

Now that we've seen Vidya Balan -- who plays Silk -- sport the knotted blouses, suggestively heave her bosom and generally be the free-spirit that Silk Smitha came to be known as, we revisit the original sex symbol here through some of her performances.

Click through the videos, and tell us how Vidya compares with the real Silk Smitha!

In this video featured here, Silk Smita dances for Chiranjeevi, the protagonist who's born to a cop dad but lands up in a gangster's house in his formative years, in the 1984 film Goonda.

Click here to have a look at Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture trailer


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The Dirty Picture releases on December 2, Silk Smitha's birthday. The southern actress rose to fame in the early 1990s with her titillating song sequences and provocative moves.



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Clad in white, yet again, Silk Smitha is seen here in the 1994 Telugu comedy Alibaba Aradajanu Dongalu.

The actress's life journey was cut short when she died mysteriously at the age of 35 in 1996.


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This is the first time that the late actress's life story has been adapted for a film and Vidya has been hailed as an unlikely choice for the role, given her good-girl image.

Seen here with superstar Rajnikanth, Silk Smitha dances seductively, dressed in a sequined black dress in the film Adukku Malligai.



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Vidya sure has surprised us with whatever we can gather from the trailer. She's uninhibited and shows promise in the role.

Silk Smitha dances in Tamil film Patti Sollai Thattathe.



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The southern belle also appeared in Hindi films periodically. Here, we see her in Jeetendra and Jaya Prada-starrer Patal Bhairavi.

Now only time will tell if Vidya does justice to the firebrand of a woman that Silk Smitha was in real life.

Do YOU think Vidya will match up to Silk Smitha? Tell Us!


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