News|November 17, 2011 1:06 pm

Censor Board is asked to clear stand on ‘The Dirty Picture’

For the film ‘The Dirty Picture’ a film based on south actress Silk Smitha whos real name was Vijayalakshmi, Justice Vilas V Afzalpurkar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court has asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to state its stand regarding stalling the release of the film,

The Dirty Picture is a biopic on South Indian actress Silk Smitha, she became popular for playing roles , who became popular for playing sleazy roles, this film is produced by Balaji Telefilms featuring Vidya Balan as the lead lady with male co stars Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor,

The Dirty Picture is directed by Milan Luthria releasing on 2 December 2011.

The younger brother of Silk Smitha, Vadlapatla Naga Prasad has asked the censor board not to clear the film for release. He has claimed the character played by Vidya in the film portrays Smitha as a woman of loose morals through indiscriminate sex scenes.

He also charged the filmmakers for showing obscene scenes rather than showing the true picture of Smitha, he said,

The filmmakers hadn’t even spoken to him to get to know the real Smitha. Prasad insisted that her private life was different from what it is being portrayed in the film.

According to Prasad, he claimed that he had served a notice to the censor board asking it to not certify the film at all,

B Mayur Reddy the counsel for the censor board told court that they had not received any such notice. The judge, while asking the petitioner to serve a copy to the counsel, directed censor board to clear its stand within a week and deferred the case to coming Wednesday.