Mumbai, April 5: Bollywood actor Vidya Balan is to wear hot pants, low necklines and petticoats, as part of the costume for her role as Silk Smitha in Milan Luthria’s film, says a media report.
Milan Luthria’s Dirty Picture is produced by Ekta Kapoor. The report said, Vidya Balan sort of freaked out when she saw the sketches of what she needs to wear for the portrayal.Hot pants, low necks and petticoats (without the saree that Vidya is so fond of) got a bit too hot to handle for the lady.
Also, she would have to wear these outrageous outfits after she gains some extra kilos on her thighs and other areas that the role requires, which left the actress gob smacked.
A little shaken with the initial sketches, Vidya Balan has told Luthria that all her outfits need to reach at least 30 days before she starts shooting, so that she can try and get comfortable in them.Fashion designer Niharika Khan, who is in charge of Vidya’s outfits in Dirty Picture, has pulled out all stops to comply with Balan’s order.
The designer confirmed, “I am working as fast a 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 asked about Sabyasachi not designing for Vidya in the film, she added, “Well, Milan wanted me in the film. So, I can’t comment on that.”Confirming this, Ekta 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.”Milan Luthria wants Vidya Balan to get bolder, physically and mentally.
Luthria said, “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,” added Luthria.