In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Vara Prasad says that his family came to know through news reports that The Dirty Picture portrays his sister in an obscene way. Her family has learned that they made the film based on inputs given by an alleged boyfriend of Smitha in Chennai.
Vara Prasad further says that neither producer Ekta Kapoor nor director Milan Luthria have contacted his family before doing the movie The Dirty Picture. He asks, “What right do the producer and the director have to make this film, without the family's consent?"
Meanwhile, Vara Prasad Confirming that he has sent a legal notice to the makers of The Dirty Picture. "There still has been no response from their side. We are now going to send a second notice in a couple of days through a High Court lawyer in Hyderabad. If they go ahead with the release, we will be compelled to initiate proceedings," the Mumbai Mirror quotes him as saying.