Silk Smitha’s biopic planned again by Pa Ranjith
After his back to back collaborations with superstar Rajinikanth in Kabali and Kaala, director Pa Ranjith is working on a web-series which is a Biopic on Silk Smitha.
The director is working on the biopic of Silk Smitha, the most controversial South Indian actress in the 80s. The untitled Biopic will be aired in a popular OTT platform as web series. As of now, Pa Ranjith is writing the script of the biopic and also planning to produce it but yet to take the final call on directing the series as per news reports all over.
From 2011 itself, the Silk Smitha again became a Cult in the eyes of all the Film makers around the Nation. Balaji Motion Pictures produced Dirty Picture featuring Vidya Balan in the lead and it was widely publicised as the biopic of Silk Smitha.
However, later director Milan Luthria clarified that the film is inspired by various incidents happened in the lives of glam actresses of 80s, including Disco Shanti. Other than Dirty Picture, the makers of the Kannada film titled Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga starring Veena Malik, and the Malayalam film Climax starring Sana Khan had also claimed to have represented Silk Smitha’s story.
Ranjith claims and feels that none of the filmmakers authentically portrayed Silk Smitha’s story on the big screen and he is said to have interacted with many filmmakers who had worked with her during her heydays. Only time will tell, what new Pa Ranjith will show the viewers in his Silk Smitha biopic