The promotional trailer of the movie The Dirty Picture gives ample view of Vidya Balan's sensuous look in the film, which is set in 1980s. The video throws light on the colourful life of Silk Smitha (played by Vidya) in this period. It hints on Vidya's smooching and kissing with Naseeruddin Shah. It introduces the roles played by Emraan Hashmi and Tusshar Kapoor.
However, The Dirty Picture is inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha. The movie is all about her love story with a director. It is also expected to document the tragedy behind the mask of the sex symbol, who provided titillation to thousands of viewers but died a lonely and tragic death.