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Sana Khan's Dirty Picture fails to spark interest

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Bollywood actress Sana Khan has been trying hard to make it big in South films from a couple of years. The actress, who entered Tamil film industry with E, won ITFA Best Actress Award for her performance in Silambattam, but could not build a base for herself with that success. In an attempt to boost her career, she took the tough decision of stepping into the shoes of yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha in the Tamil-Malayalam versions of the movie. Unfortunately, she could not change the things around.

Silk Smitha's unofficial biopic was made in Bollywood starring Vidya Balan. With her marvellous performance and a lot of skin shows, the actress had single-handedly made it a commercial blockbuster and won several awards. Like the Bollywood, South Indian film industries also decided to make a film on Silk Smitha as she belonged here. Finally, Sana Khan was approached to star in the Malayalam film.

Looking at the success of Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture, Sana Khan was tempted to take up the Malayalam and Tamil version of Silk Smitha's biopic named Nadigayin Diary (Kollywood). But the saddest part of the story is that neither the film nor her performance won the hearts of the audience. Even the skin shows have failed to pull the crowds. What critics have to say about her performance? Read it on the slideshow...

Oneindia Writes...

Sana Khan doesn't have much to show except her skin, which she bares as if there is no tomorrow. While she is over-the-top in few scenes and rock solid in other, on the whole, you don't see a powerful performance that should have ideally stunned the audiences.

It would be an insult to Smitha if Sana was even compared to her because sensuality is not about baring everything.

Rediff Writes...

Though quite attractive, Sana Khan has failed to bring out the sophisticated sultry sexiness that was the trademark of Silk Smitha.

Well, what our readers say? Follow in the next two slides...

A Fan Writes

A reader named Raja writes, "Sana Khan is no match to Vidya Balan. The narration and her acting have played spoilsport."

A Fan Writes

A reader named Subramanya writes, "Disappointing. I expected the film to be good considering that the Hindi biopic was a remarkable film. But this is poorly made film."

Nadigayin Diary

Anthony Eastman, who introduced Silk to the Malayalam film industry, wrote the script for the film. "Based on real experiences that he shared with the actress, he penned the story with lot of detailing and, therefore, it is different from other versions," the director of the film had said earlier. But it has neither worked in Malayalam nor in Tamil.

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