Emraan Hashmi, who is cast opposite Vidya Balan in Milan Luthria's
upcoming film The Dirty Picture, says that he was in two
minds before accepting the film. Emraan was of the opinion that he
would get less screen space, as the film focuses more on the role
played by the actress.
The Dirty Picture is inspired by controversial south
Indian actress Vijayalaxmi, popularly known as Silk Smitha.
Speaking to PTI, Emraan Hashmi said, “Generally, I like playing the
protagonist. I am a very selfish actor. I don't like sharing screen
space with others. So, I had this thing in mind whether I should
take this film or not, as I'm not a protagonist and Vidya will get
more screen footage."
Emraan further added, “Then I thought, when I would see the
film, I would have regretted not being a part of a great film. I do
know that the role is not that substantial enough, like what I had
in Murder 2 or Jannat or Raaz. I liked
the space and the duniya (world) created in this film, so, for
those selfish reasons, I did the film."
The Dirty Picture takes us back into the era of 1980s,
especially the Tamil cinema and shows the highs and lows of an
actress-dancing star. In the film, Vidya essays the role of Silk
Smitha. Besides Emraan, Tusshar Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah are
also part of the movie, produced by Ekta Kapoor, that will release
on December 2.