Ekta Kapoor's 'The Dirty Picture' turns eight today. The film starred Vidya Balan in the lead is one of the path-breaking roles she portrayed in Hindi cinema. The film that is known for its bold content and notorious songs today has completed successful eight years of release. The film is based on the life of an adult star Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her erotic roles created a buzz in the Bollywood film industry and made headlines for numerous things related to the film.
Interestingly, the film and the role is considered as one of the celebrated roles portrayed by Vidya Balan till date. Through the film, she proved that the hero of the film can be a heroine. She broke the stereotype of male-oriented films in Bollywood. The film that also featured Tusshar Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Naseeruddin Shah won Vidya a National Film Award in the Best Actress category for her outstanding role.

Today, as the film completed 8 years of its release, Emraan Hashmi took to his Instagram handle and shared the film's poster. He wrote, "8 years of the dirty picture .. how time flies😃 . #thedirtypicture."

This was the one women-centric film that broke the box office records by entering the Rs.100 crore Box office numbers.