Vidya Balan is pitted against pakistan’s Humaima Malik as both the beauties have been nominated in the best actress category for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Vidya Balan has been nominated for her role in The Dirty Picture whereas Humaima Malik has been nominated for Bol.
In the Ekta Kapoor’s film The Dirty Picture, Vidya had played the character of Silk Smitha – a yesteryear southern sex diva. On the other hand, Humaima Malik was seen portraying a tough woman who fights the patriarchal society in her movie.
There is competition from other quarters for Vidya. The Korean actress Cho Min-soo has been nominated for Pieta. For Once Upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman, there will be the Russian actress Darya Ekamasova in the fray.
Anurag Kashyap has also been nominated for his recent film Gangs Of Wasseypur.