Mumbai: Earlier this week, South star Silk Smitha’s brother V Naga Vara Prasad issued a legal notice against ‘The Dirty Picture’ director Milan Luthria and producer Ekta Kapoor for making the believed biopic without any formal permission from the family.
However, Balaji Motion Pictures remains unfazed. They assert that their film is not based on anyone’s life.
“With reference to the legal notice received, Balaji wishes to clarify that ‘The Dirty Picture’ is the romantic journey of a fiercely ambitious starlet, who dreams of making it big on the silver screen. It draws inspiration from the strugglers of the ’80s,” said a spokesperson from the production house, in a statement.
To guide clear of any bewilderment, the makers have even added a disclaimer in the beginning of the film declaring it as an entire work of fiction.
The CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures Tanuj Garg said that “The film is the story of a woman’s journey to reach the top. Just because her (Vidya) name happens to be Silk, it doesn’t means it’s her story. There used to be countless girls in the 80’s. We have never stated in official terms that the film is a biography.”
This is the 2nd time Milan is facing legal complications with his films. Around the release of ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010)’, killed underworld don Haji Mastan’s family had raised objections to certain parts of the film.