Actress Vidya Balan, who essays the role of southern sex siren Silk Smitha in her forthcoming film The Dirty Picture', says, as Silk was bold and fearless, she was exploited in a wrong way.
The Milan Luthria directed movie chronicles the life of controversial South Indian actress Vijayalaxmi, popularly known as Silk Smitha.
'In real life, Silk was ahead of her time. She took pride in what she did and was never ashamed in what she was doing. Silk was bindaas, fearless, open and wanted to live to the fullest. She believed in taking every opportunity and living every moment and was not bothered about what people talk or think. There was some childishness in her but she was fearless,' Vidya said.