Mumbai, India: India actress 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. On the other hand Humaima essayed the part of a strong woman who combats patriarchal society in Bol.
According to the official APSA website, 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).
The award function will be held in Brisbane on November 23.