Rebellious and uninhibited Reshma lives an impoverished lifestyle with her mother, Ratnamma, in 1980s South India. She is an ardent fan of film actor, Suryakant, and her one ambition in life is to meet and act with him. She runs away to Madras, and like, hundreds of young women, lines up outside Jupiter Studios to try and get noticed. With her plain, next-door-girl looks, she gets ignored but as fate could have it she is given a chance to play a minor role after she manages to sneak into the studios. The role exploits her as a sex symbol, driving males to the cinema houses to absorb her movements and beauty. Virtually overnight she, now renamed Silk, becomes a sensation, and together with the aging superstar, Suryakant, the one she had always fantasized about, she sizzles the silver screen with her sex appeal. Suryakant's brother, Ramakant, an author, is smitten by her - so much so that he would like her to opt out of movies altogether, so that he could marry her. But the rebellious ...
2 December 2011 (India)
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $341,767
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Since Silk Smitha was known to be a heavy smoker, Vidya Balan, to get into character, began smoking cigarettes regularly. She smoked almost a pack and a half a day. Sometimes before filming scenes she would smoke up to ten cigarettes consecutively, to get ready to get into character on set. After the end of the film though she quit. See more
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Referenced in Bhoothnath Returns
Ooh La La
music by Vishal-Shekhar lyrics by Rajat Arora
performed by Bappi Lahiri
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