Shreya Ghoshal thrills
Popular playback singer Shreya Ghoshal treated Hyderabadis to an evening of soulful songs with the audience humming popular numbers.
At the packed Shilpakala Vedika on Saturday night, her rendition left the audience demanding more. The event was organised by The Hindu.
She sang several numbers on popular demand in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Ooh la la from Dirty Picture and Chikni Chameli kept everyone humming.
At a packet event, a section was seen dancing. With Jaadu hai nasha hai she put everyone into a trance.
The Hindu Shreya Ghoshal Live Concert Hyderabad
The Dirty Picture
The Dirty Picture is a 2011 Indian biographical musical drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles. The filmmakers have clarified that the story is not officially or literally based on Smitha alone, but on many of her southern contemporaries such as Disco Shanti. It also resembles the personal lives of other women in popular culture, including Hollywood actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. The film was directed by Milan Luthria and co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, after Ekta came up with the idea and asked screenwriter Rajat Aroraa to pen a story based on it.
Produced on a budget of ₹180 million (US$2.5 million), The Dirty Picture was released worldwide on 2 December 2011 (the anniversary of Smitha’s birth), in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil versions. Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor played lead roles Upon release it was a critical and commercial success, with Balan receiving the highest accolades for her performance; she was called “the hero of the film”. In addition, the film has received widespread praise for portraying women as powerful, contributing something unique to a typically male-dominated society. The music was composed by Vishal Shekhar with lyrics written by Rajat Aroraa.
The Dirty Picture grossed ₹1.17 billion (equivalent to ₹1.9 billion or US$27 million in 2019) worldwide and received several awards, most of which were won by Balan for her portrayal of Silk. It won three National Film Awards including Best Actress, three Filmfare Awards and six Screen Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Box Office India declared the film Super Hit after its fourth week.
Hyderabad, Aug.19 – thehindubusinessline.com