The Dirty Picture Trailer

Vidya has bowled all over with her risqué avatar in The Dirty Picture, but it has taken a toll on her health as she was recently hospitalized due to exertion. The movie, initially set to release on Silk Smitha’s birthday, has been postponed. Meanwhile, enjoy the Stills.

"The poster and the logo of the film has a very 1980s feel to it because the movie is set in that period. We will be launching the first trailer of 'The Dirty Picture' in Mumbai August 30," Girish Johar, head of acquisition and distribution, Balaji Motion Pictures, told IANS over the phone from Mumbai.

The film is set to release Dec 2, the birth anniversary of Silk Smitha, who became a symbol of sensuality after featuring in bold and semi-nude roles. Later, financial crises and personal problems took a toll on her life. It is this moving story that has been captured in this latest offering by Ekta Kapoor. In tune with the period that the movie is set in, the Balaji unit has chosen to launch the first trailer at Galaxy, a single screen theatre in Mumbai.

"It is because the movie has the 1980s charm of Indian cinema, we chose not to go to any five star hotel or a multiplex to launch the first teaser. The theatre will be set up in a way that reminds people of good old times," said Johar.

A source told Mumbai Mirror, "The producers wanted a U/A for the trailer. They wanted the promo to be shown with as many films as possible starting with Pankaj Kapur's Mausam, which is expected to hit the theatres next week."

So what exactly were the objectionable scenes? The sources told the tabloid, "A lovemaking scene between Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah in the car has been removed. Certain abusive words in Shah’s dialogue have been muted.

The unedited version of the trailer, however, is still available on net. Balaji Motion Pictures’ CEO, Tanuj Garg told the tabloid, "The Censor Board felt that a few scenes and words in the trailer might not be appropriate for television and for people watching a U/A film in cinemas. On the other hand, we were clear that we needed a U/A. Hence, we complied with their requests."