'We padded Vidya Balan', says designer Niharika

In Milan Luthria’s ‘Silk Smitha’, Vidya Balan looked fuller, curvy and sexy. She gained few kilos for the film to look healthy but apart from that her costume made her looked seductive. Her outfit was designed as such that she looked sexy and raunchy. Vidya’s outfit was designed by fashion designer Niharika Khan, the designer of ‘Band Baaja Baraat’.  

Speaking about Vidya’s get-up and extra flab, she said, “That I don't know, but yes, she put on weight and then lost some too. In some scenes, we padded her, we used prosthetics. Her body has taken a great toll and she fell ill in between too”.

Speaking about Niharika’s favorite outfit, “There is a small gold skirt with a tight choli with a purple stone in it. Vidya wore it for the Ooh La La song. That's my favourite because it looked fantastic on her. At first, it looked so terrible that I almost fainted. Then we reworked it, and when we got it right, it was exciting”.

Vidya looked seductive in ‘The Dirty Picture’ and this won’t be possible without Niharika Khan’s effort.