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AP High Court orders Censor Board to clear stand on The Dirty Picture

Justice Vilas V Afzalpurkar of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, on Wednesday has directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to state its stand regarding stalling the release of Ekta Kapoor's The Dirty Picture.

The Dirty Picture is said to be a biopic on South Indian actress Silk Smitha, who became popular for playing sleazy roles. Smitha, whose real name was Vijayalakshmi, acted in over 400 films over a span of 17 years. The actress allegedly committed suicide a few years ago. The Dirty Picture is produced by Balaji Telefilms and stars Vidya Balan reportedly playing a role based on Silk Smitha. The film directed by Milan Luthria also stars Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor and is due for release on December 2, 2011.

Vadlapatla Naga Prasad, the younger brother of the late actress, has asked the censor board not to clear the Vidya Balan-starrer for release. Prasad has claimed Smitha's character, played by Vidya, portrays her as a woman of loose morals through "indiscriminate sex scenes". He has charged the filmmakers with filling the film with unrealistic and obscene scenes rather than trying to portray the true picture. He said that the filmmakers hadn't even spoken to him to get to know the real Smitha. Prasad insisted that her private life was different from what it is being portrayed in the film.

Although Prasad claimed that he had served a notice to the censor board asking it to not certify the film at all, B Mayur Reddy, counsel for the censor board, told the court that they had not received any such notice. The judge, while asking the petitioner to serve a copy to the counsel, directed censor board to clear its stand within a week and deferred the case to coming Wednesday.

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