Actress Vidya Balan, who has bagged all the awards this year for her performance as Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture
, has also won the prestigious National Award for Best Actress.
Vidya has already scooped up the Best Actress award at Filmfare, Screen, Stardust and Zeen Cine awards for her searing, uninhibited portrayal of the fallen Southern siren.
Pics: 59th National Awards: Winners
Vidya says she is still trying to believe that she has won the prestigious trophy.
"I want to believe it..long cherished dream has come true.... my first...I don't know what to say....I want to thank director Milan Luthira for giving me this film. This is really unbelievable...It is the biggest honour of the ocuntry...it is very speical...every award is special," Vidya, 33, told reporters after winning the award.
Produced by Ekta Kapoor, the unofficial biopic of the southern sex siren Silk Smitha not only rocked the box office and set the cash registers ringing, it also won the maximum popular awards.
"As the role is concerned, it really required mentally to be totally uninhibited...the film's success has opened a lot of opportunities especially the kind of roles for the female actors. It is very nice to see that the line between so called meaningful cinema and commercial has blurred," said Vidya who's next role is as a pregnant wife in search of her missing husband in Kahaani
, out on 9th March.
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