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Silk Smitha: South India’s ill-starred film siren

Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha

Vijayalakshmi Vadlapati known commonly as Silk Smitha was an Indian film artiste who labored mainly within the South Indian languages. She joined the film industry being an extra actress, and first got observed on her role as “Silk” within the 1979 Tamil film Vandichakkaram. She grew to become a searched for-after ‘erotic actress’ within the eighties as well as in work spanning 17 years, she made an appearance in over 450 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.

Silk Smitha was the best sex siren of south Indian cinema within the eighties. The Dirty Picture, certainly one of the 2010 most-spoken-about Bollywood films and according to her existence, opens on Friday. Sudha G Tilak recounts the phenomenon of Silk Smitha. Continue reading