NEW DELHI: Vidya Balan's dare bare show in The Dirty Picture has bagged her a nomination in the best actress category at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs), for which Pakistani actress Humaima Mallick is also in competition for her role in Bol.
Vidya played southern sex siren Silk Smitha in the Ekta Kapoor produced movie, which won her accolades. Humaima essayed the part of a strong woman who combats patriarchal society in Bol.
They are competing alongside names like Korean actress Cho Min-soo (Pieta), Russian actress Darya Ekamasova (Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman) and Philippenes-based Nora Aunor (Thy Womb), according to the official APSA website.
India has other nominations too at the APSAs, scheduled in Brisbane Nov 23.
Acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stands a chance to win the prize for achievement in direction for his crime thriller Gangs Of Wasseypur, and Manoj Bajpayee is nominated in the best actor category for the same movie.
The Children's Film Society of India's Gattu, about a nine-year-old street boy obsessed with flying kites, is nominated in the best children's feature film.
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if anyone has any doubts about vidya's acting caliber, they should watch "Kahaani". mind boggling performance. Vidya showed her skin in "dirty picture" as the role demanded it. Vidya has versatility as an actor.
One time wonder Humaima malik does not stand a chance and should drop out from this contest gracefully.. this one time Humaima got a chance to be nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs)after her first movie, whereas vidya got this chance after acting for several movies.
need i say more :)
Abdus Sattar Eidhi does not have to do all this if there was no so much hatred among Pakistanis. Kill hatred and you don't need any Eidhi. Eidhi has done nothing to change the status quo.
@Khan: "Ma’am I thought you’re experience enough to read the story before commenting .. What does this award has to do with her Munna Bhai MBBS etc movies? They’re nominated because of one movie each Bol vs Dirty Picture."
Thank you for your feedback. As I stated earlier, I have not seen Bol, so I cannot compare the two actresses or say Vidya is better than Humaina or who should get the award. However Ayesha - whose statement I was responding to - made a statement about Vidya that" she rose to fame with skin show". This is the part I am disputing because she did NOT rise to fame with skin show.
I hope that clarifies what I was saying. Regards,
@sid: So when next time India is taking part in Cricket WC, Are all Indians going to say India should lose? .. I guess that's illogical to demand just like you're in your comment. Any one who gets nominated for some award has shown some achievement in their life regardless of their nationalities, so best of luck to both Humaima & Vidya, IMO Vidya better actress no doubt but if you were to compare their acting based on the said movies then definitely Humaima from the Bol as VB's acting was amazing but more raunchy. As far Nobel prize nomination goes, I believe you were referring to Abdul Sattar Edhi, a living legend a humanist, better than billions of other people, who served other human regardless of their belief, caste or economic status at a time when he himself was no body and even now after many decades, owns hundreds of ambulances (biggest network in Asia), employes thousands of workers and owns a few helicopters (none for his personal use) and yet sleeps on floor, wears a couple of simple dresses, carries and washes dead when passers by close their nose of the smell.
Loved vidya in Parineeta.
best of luck Humaima
Although Humaima is good, I have to honestly say Vidya is better although I support Pakistani actors trying to make it big around the world as they have it immensely harder.
@gp65: Ma'am I thought you're experience enough to read the story before commenting .. What does this award has to do with her Munna Bhai MBBS etc movies? They're nominated because of one movie each Bol vs Dirty Picture.
Anybody of the 2 can win the award; but I feel the BOL actress stands a better chance as BOL is a sensitive movie with an universal message.
I havent seen either movie but vidya is hot so go vidya!
Vidya it is.
The title " India's Vidya to Compete with Pakistan's Humaima" made me laugh. Ideally it should have been Pakistan's Humaima to Compete with India's Vidya, considering the fact that Vidya has acted over 2 dozen mainstream movies spanning over 8 years, with top notch actors, ranging from Parineta, to recently released The Dirty Picture. Where as I had read some where that this was Humaima's debut film. So you judge for your self, who is the senior of the both and who should be used as a yard stick to be judged. And finally who would be competing against whom. LOL... Rgds P
This is not a beauty contest. This performance based.
Vidya balan will win this hands down. her performance is The Dirty picture was very good(She won a national word for this role) and not to forget her previous roles in Lage Raho munna bhai, Parineeta(She won Filmfare awards for her debut), Ishqiya..and Kahaani was outstanding.
One time wonder Humaima malik does not stand a chance and should drop out from this contest gracefully..
humaima n only humaima
Pakistanis as usual.........they should win the noble prize, there actress should win and all other are rubbish,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i bet when they loose they will say Zionist RAW conspiracy...............
Who is humaima? Never heard of her. Is she a tv actress?
@ayesha: ",Vidya rose to fame by exposing and intimacy"
You have obviously not seen Lage Raho Munnabhai and Parineeta her first 2 movies. There was not an inch of skin show in those or for that matter the movie earlier in the same year No one kiled Jessica. Vidya is a true actress who can get into the skin of the character she is performing.
I don't know about Humaina and she maybe a great actress , so I cannot compare but just running down Vidya without facts seemed unfair.
humaima,meera,veena malik,and somme paris hilton of pakistan.......they should be thrown back to their so called land of pure...i mean it just raises to many security concerns...laila khan type..remember guys..
Humaima did better in Bol than VB in Dirty Picture.
Humaima Malik's performance in Bol was way better than that of Vidya's in TDP,Vidya rose to fame by exposing and intimacy,While Humaima has done it on the basis of her acting skills and phenomenal performance in Bol,Humaima deserve to win..
Hate vidya !:@
The award isn't for the most beautiful but for a better actress. & everyone knows who that is.
@Asma: dude she puts lots of make on her...
Humaima all the way!
Humaima looks so pretty. Killer smile.