Vidya has not smoked both on screen and in real life but she had to hold cigarette for her role as Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture. Sources said that she ended up smoking a few cigarettes by the time the director Milan Luthria okayed the shoot. It added that the shooting of the film had to be stopped for a few minutes, as the actress felt giddy after smoking.
The Dirty Picture, produced by Ekta Kapoor, is one of the most-awaited films of the year. It is based on South Indian glam doll Silk Smitha.