Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Silk Smitha - Death, Story, affairs, Wiki, Silk Smitha photos, hot pictures


Silk Smitha story

Silk Smitha, the sultry actress and B-grade movie queen from South India, has a rags to riches story, which will be essayed by Vidya Balan for Dirty Picture. Silk Smitha’s real name was Vijayalakshmi, she was born on December 2, 1960. Her active period where she flourished as an item girl and seductress was between 1979 and 1996. Silk Smitha died at the age of 35 on September 23,1996 having committed suicide.

Silk Smitha also known as Silk Sumitha, was born in a poor family, in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh. Due to financial problems in the family, she had to drop out of school in fourths standard itself. She blossomed to grow as a sultry looking girl and she was constantly propositioned and physically ‘exploited’ by men, which is why Vijayalakshmi’s parents married her off at a very young age. However, the ill-treatment from her husband and in-laws made Silk Smitha leave her husband’s home and move over to Madras where she lived with her aunt.

Silk began her career as a touch-up girl to B-grade actresses in B-grade films and then got break in small character roles. Vinu Chakravathy, a director chanced up her in a flour-mill and found that she had potential for bigger things. He renamed Vijayalakshmi as ‘Silk’; his wife taught her English. The girl proved to be a fast learner and she even took dancing lessons from another teacher.

In 1979, Silk Smitha got a role in a Malayalam film called ‘Inaye Thedi’; her sex appeal found her a lot of takers who wanted to star as a cabaret dancer or vamp in their films. Soon, she began to get typecast in these films. In the same year in 1979, Silk got her major role in a Tamil film called ‘Vandi Chakkaram’ and the movie was a superhit. The character that she played was also called ‘Silk’, so Vijayalakshmi as she was known to everyone, changed her name forever to ‘Silk Smitha’. But her sensous appeal and dusky skin gave her only movies where she was to play the seductress, the vamp or the cabaret dancer, limting her choice in roles.

Silk Smitha began to drop her clothes to get more attention and attention she did get, as she became most men’s secret fantasy in the 80s as she flourished rapidly in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam cinema. Her dance numbers and bold sequences had men eating out of her palms, so much that they would buy tickets only to watch Silk Smitha. She was indeed a hot property who would outshine the heroine too. Silk Smitha truly was the first red-hot item girl, but then critics dismissed her as a cheap actress. Most of her subsequent movies had the softcore appeal while in some she would be a cheap version of a desi-Bond girl wearing bikinis and strutting her stuff .

Silk Smitha’s signature rolling of tongue, biting of her lower lip, looking at her lover in a trance-like manner through hazy, sultry eyes and her voluptuous figure had the junta rushing to the movies with a pretext of watching the film, while the real reason was to check her out. Silk Smitha would charge as much as Rs. 50000 per dance sequence and she would do two or even three sequences in a day. There was even a movie called Silk, Silk , Silk where Silk Smitha played a triple role. In less than 10 years of her entry, Silk Smitha had done 500 films which included A, B and C grade films.

But there was much more to Silk Smitha beyond her sex appeal, she was an accomplished actress too. Some of the best performances of Silk Smitha are in movies like Alaigal Oivathillai (1981) where she played the role of a neglected wife who is hurt by her husband’s infidelity. Writer Jerry Pinto says, “Watch Silk Smitha’s sequences and you will find a sense of lingering sorrow. It’s almost as if there were two Silk Smithas there: One watching her own self dance, detached and dispassionate about being put through these calisthenics.”,

Layanam (1989) is one of the most famous adult films in India and it starred Silk Smitha in her sizzling best. The movie was dubbed in many languages across the country including in Hindi as Reshma ki Jawani (2002). Most people know about Silk Smitha’s sensuous yet brilliant performance as a woman who has a huge crush on Kamal Hassan in Balu Mahendra’s Moondram Pirai, which was remade as Sadma. Silk Smitha had fulfilled her dream of working with A-grade stars, she had brushed with the best of male stars in her time, Shivaji Ganeshan, Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi and Mithun Chakraborthy.

Silk Smitha’s movies list


Year Film Role Language
1979 Inaye Thedi Malayalam
1979 Vandi Chakkaram Silk as bar girl Tamil
1981 Alaigal Oivathillai Tamil
1981 Seethakoka Chiluka Telugu
1982 Yamakinkarudu Telugu
1982 Moondram Pirai Headmaster's wife Tamil
1982 Sagalakala Vallavan Tamil
1982 Pattanathu Rajakkal Tamil
1982 Theerpu Tamil
1982 Thanikattu Raja Tamil
1982 Ranga Tamil
1982 Sivantha Kankal Tamil
1982 Parvaiyin Marupakkam Tamil
1983 Moondru Mugam Tamil
1983 Paayum Puli Tamil
1983 Thudikkum Karangal Tamil
1983 Sadma Soni Hindi
1983 Thai Veedu Tamil
1983 Prathigna Malayalam
1983 Thanga Magan Tamil
1983 Khaidi Telugu
1983 Jeet Hamaari Soni Hindi
1983 Jaani Dost Laila Hindi
1983 Attakkalasam Malayalam
1983 Eettappuli Rani Malayalam
1983 Silk Silk Silk Tamil
1983 Soorakottai Singakutti Tamil
1983 Gudachari No.1 Telugu
1983 Roshagadu Telugu
1984 Challenge Priyamvada Telugu
1984 Rustum Telugu
1984 Neenga Kettavai Tamil
1984 Vaazhkai Tamil
1984 Prachanda Kulla Kannada
1985 Ottayam Bhagyalakshmi Malayalam
1985 Revenge Geetha Malayalam
1985 Chattamtho Poratam Telugu
1985 Shri Datta Darshanam Telugu
1986 Raakshasudu Telugu
1987 Aalappirandhavan Tamil
1989 Miss Pamela Malayalam
1989 Layanam Malayalam
1989 Andru Peytha Mazhaiyil Tamil
1989 Adharvam Ponni Malayalam
1989 Pick Pocket Tamil
1989 Sonthakkaran Sudha Tamil
1990 Avasara Police 100 Tamil
1990 Sunday 7 PM Malayalam
1990 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu
1991 Aditya 369 Rajanarthaki Nandini Telugu
1991 Thalattu Ketkudhamma Tamil
1991 Chaithanya Telugu
1991 Thambikku Oru Paattu Tamil
1991 Idhayam Tamil
1992 Naadody Malayalam
1992 Halli Meshtru Kannada
1992 Antham Telugu
1993 Sabash Babu Tamil
1993 Bava Bavamaridi Telugu
1993 Mafia Malayalam
1993 Ulle Veliye Tamil
1993 Alimayya Kannada
1993 Rakshana Telugu
1993 Muta Mestri Telugu
1994 Oru Vasantha Geetham Tamil
1994 Vijaypath Hindi
1994 Palnati Pourusham Telugu
1994 Maro Quit India Telugu
1995 Spadikam Laila Malayalam
1995 Thumboli Kadappuram Malayalam
1996 Lucky Man Tamil
1996 Coimbatore Mappillai Tamil
1996 Subaash Tamil

Silk Smitha death


Silk Smitha was found dead in her Chennai apartment, having committed suicide. The cause of her death is not known, it may have been her disillusionment of getting failure as a film producer which she had tried her hand on the previous year, an unrequited love or alcohol dependency.
At 11.30 morning on September 23, 1996, Silk Smiha was found dead in her home in Saligramam, hanging by a rope from the ceiling fan of her bedroom. She had left a suicide note in which she had written that she was frustrated with repeated failures in her life and so she was taking the extreme step.

Cause of Silk Smitha's death


Silk Smitha’s popularity began to wane by mid 90s. She had a live-in boyfriend who had promised to start her luxury life from scratch and lured her into producing films. If reports are to be believed, Silk Smitha’s two movies that she had produced flopped and she was in debt for Rs. 20 milloin while the third one was stuck due to loss of funds.
Silk Smitha could not reconcile to the fact that she was back to her impoverished day that she never wanted to go to, after she had reveled in luxury. She did get the odd film over, the last one beign a movie called Subaash, a Tamil film, that released two days before her death.
The police directed examining doctors to send a part of Silk Smitha’s body parts to forensic scientists to find out if there were traces of poison in her body, she might have been poisoned before hanging her by the fan; they felt. A post-mortem report on Silk Smitha revealed a large amount of bananas and chocolates in her stomach.

Silk Smitha affairs


Silk Smitha had a string of lovers and some of them were producers, directors and even A-grade actors who were besotted by her. Director Velu Prabhakaran confessed that he had an intimate relationship with Silk Smitha and had cheated on his girlfriend for her. Director Vinu Chakravarthy who was already married, had a secret relationship with Silk Smitha as well

Silk Smitha's boyfriend speaks up


Years later, when Ekta Kapoor decided to make Dirty Picture, a biopic loosely based on Silk Smitha, her boyfriend director Vinu Chakravarthy who had given her the first break says, "It was I who created the phenomenon of Silk Smitha through my film Vandi Chakram way back in 1980. I wrote the script in 1976 and chiseled the character 'Silk' for almost three years before we took off in 1979.

Smitha, aka Vijayalakshmi, assumed the name Silk subsequently, as her character in the movie became so popular. 'Silk' is my creation and anyone who makes a film on her should take permission from me.I want to go through the script or else I will raise an objection when they apply to the Censor Board.This is because it is my genuine concern that Silk Smitha should not be projected in a demeaning way. I would gladly work for free if they approached me."

He also feels that Vidya Balan does not suit the character of Silk Smitha. He said, “"Vidya has a sad face and the main attractiveness of Smitha lay in her large, inviting eyes. This is missing in Vidya. Deepika or Aishwarya would be better."

Producer Ekta Kapoor was quick to respond, “Vinu is talking rubbish. To begin with, how can he cast aspersions on my casting? Vidya is such a fine actress. Has he seen how broad her range of emotion is on screen? And Vidya certainly doesn't have a sad face.I don't know how Vinu looks, but there's an age-old saying 'peele ko peela dikhta hai'. Besides, silk was made by worms, not Vinu"

She believes that Vidya Balan is best suited for the role of Silk Smitha. "Casting is not about selecting people who resemble certain characters in physical appearance. Today Indian cinema has changed completely.

It's all about being on screen what you are not in real life. Does Vinu know that the sexy actress and fashion model Charlize Theron had a stunning physical transformation when she played a serial killer in Monster (2003), a performance that won several awards? Who is this Vinu to object? Who is he to decide? If he was Silk Smitha's blood relative, I can understand. It's a very bad case of hallucinations.I am definitely not showing him the script. I know what I am doing. And I certainly don't need to appoint Vinu on my film. I don't need his services, free or otherwise."

Silk Smitha photos

Check out the pictures of Silk Smitha and also let us know if Vidya Balan suits Silk Smitha's character












67 comments:

nisha said...

i hav seen this movie dirty picture. vidya balan is a correct & absolute choice

Anonymous said...

she is so good and too much sexy,you can called 2nd silk.vidya can heart fail any one.

Anonymous said...

nice movie & vidya balan is too good

Anonymous said...

I agree it's an challenging and riskly character for Vidya Balan. However she doesn't appeal like Silk Simtha.. Where Silk is having specular looks(Eye catching physic) as Vinu told, people use to stare at her unknowingly for sometime!!! that is the of her growth in very less time in film industry.

Anonymous said...

I watched this movie. Vidya is good in potraying Silk's character even not 100%. Vidya was equally hot as Silk.

Anonymous said...

vidya rocks i saw d movie character well played by vidya though physically not so appealing

Anonymous said...

vidya is superb......her acing in the film is mind blowing...noone can do better than her....

Anonymous said...

Vidya's acting and character play is very good...She looks sexy but in her way not like silk...Silk features are different

Anonymous said...

Vidya was a bad choice for this movie.She tried her best however her physic was not that great to match Silk.Above all, Vidya's eyes were not the right ones to fit in Silk's bedroom eyes.WORST!!!!!! Vinu is right, may be becos he has observed and adored Silk so well.

Anonymous said...

she was far better dancer than so called stars or super stars especially her eyes and dialogue delivery is very sexy , the dirty picture is a tribute to her. from the story it is noted that so called big Andhra hero's & stars did not help her in bad times. there are so many B grade actresses suffered and suffering a lot in film industry in both south and north. women should be very careful in this indutry.

dev said...

just finished watch Dirty Picture.. Even, vidya is playing the role of Silk, i only see Silk on screen.. Vidya done well in her own way.. no one can replace silk. Even, Silk have the sadness in her face.. u can see that in above pictures.. Silk is always Silk.. This movie is really a tribute to her... only the heroes roles are still puzzling me.. i like the last character.. He is such a dear to her. who is he in real life?

Anonymous said...

sad thing someoneone picturising a movie like this-you dont have any rights

Anonymous said...

deeply pained by the film dirty picture

harsha said...

boy friend had made 1000 films !!!
I guess the 100 Rs hit with bullet in to 1 rupee coin stunt will be rajini kanth(surya-kanth)

Anonymous said...

Vidya is such a good actress!! Here, Ekta is not potraying the physical structure of Silk's real life. Ekta is trying to convey the life story of Silk which has been shown extremely well in this movie. However, the male charaters are a bit confusing as to who is who?? Excellent work, Ekta!!!! Not a very easy job....

Anonymous said...

fabulous i saw the movie and its not out of my eyes i feel grief about the poor girl though she played any kind of characters but iam a fan of her now.

Anonymous said...

Vidhya is realy very2 gud actress she act very brilliantly in dirty

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Anonymous said...

Shweta Menon should have played Silk Smitha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shweta_Menon

Anonymous said...

You CHEATERS, people can take anyone's (slik smitha) life story without get any permissions and then without shame u can tell public and court "this is not a story about silk".....
stupid moron!!!!!

Anonymous said...

to those who said, Vidhya fits Silk's character, should really see Real Silk Smitha's movie... Her sensuous face and flattering eyes were plus and these things are minus to Vidhya. Though she has done a good performance, it doesn't mean she can be Silk at any cost. Ektha is a funny lady, may be she should take for Saas kabhi bahu thi's sequel... she must hold her tongue before she speaks abt a legendary and eldery person.

Anonymous said...

so sad . For silk's death

fadi said...

vidya is a good selection for silk's role. while Silk life is just like story that hurts too much. Every man saw him with their lusty eyes but there was a hissen story behind her life. My warm feelings r with hr. May her soul peace in rest.

Anonymous said...

wowwwwwwww
vidya has done a good job as silk........
but silk was silk.

Anonymous said...

vidya does not suit

Anonymous said...

vidhya is good looking
but silk looks so good that she ignites u.........

Anonymous said...

vidya is perfect ..another option for silk smitha is bipasha bt a very big no to ash n dipika

Anonymous said...

we all miss u SILK...:'(

sanjay jalgaon said...

there was no issue that how vidya played her role ? but it is good that ekta brought silk on every ones eye so every one thinks that how silk was great ? its another things that all older knows silk but its good that new ones also knows silk now its always true that no one take a seat of silk . she was different and would be to end of earth . miss u silk

Anonymous said...

i wtchd d movie , i thnk bips vl do btr thn vdya , iam a grt fan of vidya bt i dnt lik vdya as silk n screen ..

sreekalagopi said...

i have the film dirty picture.thanks vidya..amazing perfomence

sreekalagopi said...

i have seen the film dirty picture.vidya..amazing perfomence.but u r not silk.

Anonymous said...

vidiya and silk both are bitch...

Anonymous said...

What audacious lies.....and utter highway robbery by Indians....Dirty picture is a copy of the hollywood movie boogie nights.....

silk's life story my foot....

kiran.pandu said...

silk smitha was a foolish girl,
and in that days i'm is there i was married her. she missing me.she was a really foolish girl.any one have any deb'ts dont take dessisons to die live confidently god has giving her's mercy i miss you silk

Anonymous said...

nice movie.

silk fan said...

nice movie.. every one is good, only d situation and environment moulds them. feel sad about silk. i like her boldness. the movie is good. vidhya gave d best. but who the last hero in real life? want to know tat good heart

Anonymous said...

without taking permission, how can one make a film on other's life. In this movie, only onscreen story of silk smitha might be real. The makers of this film really do not know her personal life. Personal life shown in this movie might be ekta kapoor's. She is a real bitch and dirty who takes other's life for granted and makes movies on them. Better she make film on her personal life and name it as dirty or ugly personalty and all would love to watch that stupid woman's life.

Unknown said...

Well,vidhya doesn't look like silk. But to be honest vidhya was better looking than silk. And her acting was stupendous. People do criticize the director for casting vidhya but those people will be having their mouth shut by now because of the movie's grand success in the box office and also the national award that vidhya received.

Unknown said...

Vidhya does not look like silk but the way she portrayed her was stupendous in the movie. There are people who criticized the director for casting vidhya but now those people will have to have their mouths shut because of the movies grand success in the box office and also the national award received by vidhya.

Anonymous said...

Solid sentence "every one is good, only d situation and environment moulds them", its true man...

Anonymous said...

Silk, may ur soul rest in peace!

Anonymous said...

"The main attractiveness of Smitha lay in her large, inviting eyes. This is missing in Vidya. Deepika or Aishwarya would be better." what a observation, I agree with ViNu who is the creator and destroyer of SiLK. (n.a)

Anonymous said...

Amazing performance by Vidya... but if we compare Vidya with Silk then there'll be disappointment, Silk'd attractive eyes & sexy physique but Vidya looks simple, innocent & beautiful lady.

Anonymous said...

vidya is the khan of the indian film industry.and i really appreciate ekta kapoor for choosing an appropriate person like vidya.if silk smitha was alive today she would have appreciated the whole dirty picture team.by the way the film has not portrayed silk just as an sex siren but also as an innocent and strong hearted person who did her job with that much passion.infact because of this film i learnt how a lady has to be strong and determined.vidya balan is my source of inspiration and so is silk.i feel very bad that silk is not with us today but vidya balan has revived it back and made everyone to feel the heat.vinu sir is absolutely wrong.

Anonymous said...

worst choice by ekta.....

Anonymous said...

Just love Balan as Silk...she did a fabulous job...n she looks much better than the original Silk...thats just my point of view....we all have different ways of looking at things....and Vinu u must have knwn her but just used her...so u dnt have a say in this....Ekta did the right thing....

Anonymous said...

vidyabalan is suited to this character

Anonymous said...

is rajinikanth is suryakanth or sivaji ganesan???wat is d mystery behind tiz ??

Anonymous said...

Vidya is nowhere near to Silk smitha. Smitha's eyes itself use to seduce ppl, whereas vidya tried the same with her entire body, still its vain.

Anonymous said...

Vidya has done justice to her role of SILK...no one can do that role be it Ash, Bips or Dip..it is this Industrywalla who dumped her to replace with Disco Shanti & Nylex Nalini, which led to take this extreme step..RIP

Anonymous said...

When I was a small girl,I heard that some South Heroine called Silk Smitha commited suicide but,years after it came in light after watching Ekta Kapoor's Dirty Picture that I looked into Silk Smitha's Biography,the life of a women is so torturing ,sacrificing,a women is not dirty but she is forced to be dirty in this world.There are thousands of Silk Smitha's in this world,Hats off to them.Gud job by vidhya Balan.

Anonymous said...

Vidya Balan has nice role in Dirty Picture She Has prove the silk smitha was the nice actress

Anonymous said...

Silk smitha life story is different from the film
''dirty picture''.however Vidya balan is rocking.

Anonymous said...

This film is NOT A REAL LIFE STORY of Silk. They have just taken the character of real Silk. But the events and story are purely fictious and imaginary.

If you had noticed in the beginning of the film it is written that "this film is purely fictious and imaginary" instead of "based on a true story"! However some events are inspired from real events of Silk Smitha but they also have been slightly manipulated.

Also this film portrays Marilyn Monroe who was in love with John F kennedy (portrayed but manipulated as a superstar by Naseeruddin Shah) who betrays her and then Marilyn who also fell in love with Kennedy's younger brother Robert Kennedy (Tusshar kapoor).

Anonymous said...

i have never watched any movie of actual silk smitha.but the way vidya acted in the movie no other actress could do that.....this roles were meant for strong women and not for heroines like aish kareena.....

Anonymous said...

vidya is pretty but her figure is not sexy.who told that
vidya have sad eyes.the eyes are very attractive.i think that it is not a story of silk smitha,but of ekta kapoor
as she is a bitch.i think that she was a stupid person.
however the film was good.but however the names of hero
and villians were edited,iam not HAPPY.i want to know
the truth.

Anonymous said...

silk toh silk hi banega!!! vidya just sizzles...

Aarti said...

Amazing performance by vidya... but silk s always silk..

Anonymous said...

Parka vi

Anonymous said...

Silk's soul would cry reading your terrible english. Learn english and then join or comment in any blog.
god bless you.

;-)

Anonymous said...

Vidya is very good bt silk is silk there r no substituted

Anonymous said...

If we talk about the role that vidya played she has done justice to that however I feel she only has a bulky figure that looks alike silk apart from this she has got nothing. Silk has beautiful deep eyes and vidya is no way near that.

Anonymous said...

Emraan hasmi

Anonymous said...

silk smitha nala ponu ava kasta patu munadi vandhava avaloda thiramaiku than ava silk i ms u silk

Anonymous said...

silk smitha nala ponu than ava kastapatu munadi vandhava avaluku thirama irku ava nalava than i mis u love u slk

Anonymous said...

Randy

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