Mumbai, August 16 - Actress Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture
(2011) holds a special mention in one of the boldest woman-centric films in Indian cinema. The Milan Luthria-directed film broke many stereotypes and went on to become a big hit at the box office, at a time when woman-centric films were hardly on the scene.
"The Dirty Picture", apart from becoming a commercial success, also won multiple accolades, including three National Film Awards one for Best Actress. It has been over a decade since the movie was released but it is still remembered for opening the door for woman-centric films. Now, according to peepingmoon.com, the sequel to "The Dirty Picture" is in the making without Vidya Balan.
It is said that producer Ekta Kapoor has been planning a sequel to the movie and she has finally cracked an idea for the same. Kanika Dillon has reportedly been attached to write the script for the sequel along with a male writer. Ekta and her team at Balaji Motion Pictures are all excited about this special project and plan to take it to the floors in the first quarter of 2023.
Meanwhile, even before the script is locked, Kriti Sanon and Taapsee Pannu have reportedly approached Ekta to consider them for the role in "The Dirty Picture 2", but Ekta has requested them to wait until the writing is finished. Ekta is said to have asked Kangana Ranaut to do the movie, but she reportedly denied it as she doesn’t want to disturb her righteous image.
The story of "The Dirty Picture 2" will reportedly be independent and will have nothing to do with the original film.