Vidya Balan, who will essay the role of Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture, says that portraying the southern seductress will not be a difficult job for her.
"I don’t think it is difficult to portray a real-life character like Silk Smitha. People know her through her work, through films and songs," said Vidya.
However, the actress said it would be challenging to portray characters of prominent personalities.
"It would be challenging if I play a character based on Indira Gandhi as people know her mannerisms and you can’t go wrong for a person of this stature who was a Prime Minister. She continues to be a prominent and respectable person. Even in that case to play Amitabh Bachchan would be challenging," she said.
"With Silk Smitha, it is going to be more of my personal interpretation than her impersonation," she added.
Portraying real-life characters is not a new thing for the Ishiqiya girl, who played Sabrina Lal in her previous film No One Killed Jessica.
In Milan Luthria’s The Dirty Picture, a biopic based on the life and death of Silk Smitha, Vidya would be seen in a complete different avatar, alongside Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah.
"The film is an ode to the life of the southern sexy siren Vijay Lakshmi, better known as Silk Smitha, and her journey to stardom followed by her sudden demise," the actress said. (PTI)