Mumbai: Balaji Motion Pictures, producer of 'The Dirty Picture', on Friday said the film is not a biopic or biography of anyone in the wake of a legal notice sent to it by the brother of late actress Silk Smitha on whose life the film was speculated to be based.
"The film is not a formal biopic or biography as is being speculated. It is a work of fiction and any character's resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental," a statement issued by the producer said.
"The film is the romantic journey of a fiercely ambitious starlet who dreams of making it big on the silver screen. It draws inspiration from the struggler's in the 80s whose indomitable spirit made them emerge triumphant and create a unique space for themselves in a male-dominated film industry," it added.
Silk Smitha's brother had reportedly sent a legal notice to Balaji Motion Pictures saying their family was not consulted during the making of the film which he claimed had portrayed the deceased southern actress in an "obscene" way.
The film starring Vidya Balan, Naseeruddin Shah, Emraan Hashmi, and Tusshar Kapoor is set to hit the theatres on December 2.