A biopic will be made on the legendary Kollywood glamour actress Silk Smitha, without whom a film was considered incomplete in the 80s.
Ekta Kapoor, queen of television soaps and daughter of yesteryear Bollywood actor Jeetendra, is making this biopic in Hindi. When the astute producer decided to make a film on this actress whose personal life was rife with many depressing incidents eventually leading to her suicide in 1996, she had already decided Mallika Sherawat would play her on the screen. Well, who can match Smitha’s oomph factor other than Mallika! Except for the heroine, crew members and other details have not yet been decided.
There is no word yet on whether this biopic will be made in Tamil as well, as Smitha worked extensively in the Tamil film industry.
Smitha, who debuted in Vandi Chakram as ‘Silk’ and took the Southern film industry by surprise by her glamour, went on to act in 200 odd films in various southern languages. She grabbed Bollywood’s attention after Moondram Pirai (starring her with Kamal Haasan and Sridevi) was made in Hindi as Sadma. After that, she acted in a few Bollywood flicks too. Considered an epitome of Indian glamour as seen only in sculptures of olden days, Smitha ruled almost every male’s heart in the South.
But sadly, the beautiful actress failed to control her own life.