Khans can add Balan to their names: Vidya Balan

Mumbai: Riding high on the success of `The Dirty Picture`, actress Vidya Balan, who has taken everyone by surprise with her bold potrayal of the role, inspired by late South sex siren `Silk Smitha`, says the reigning Khans of Bollywood can now use `Balan` as a suffix to their names.

"I feel blessed for so much of appreciation and gratitude. I am happy that I got the chance to work with good directors and I should not take credit for it. I have never been part of any race for the number one position or anything of that sort," Vidya told reporters here.

"It feels good that people are saying that `Dirty Picture` is not dirty. The film is a huge landmark for me," she said.

On being asked is she is the new female Khan in the industry, Vidya chuckled, "Well, the Khans can now add Balan at the end of their names, instead of me adding Khan to my name."

Reportedly, Kareena Kapoor also intends to get `dirty` with her upcoming film, `Heroine`, to which Vidya says, "I don`t think anyone can get dirty like this."

On whether she is the female version of Bollywood`s serial kisser Emraan Hashmi, Vidya says, "The idea is not bad. If girls are trying to outdo boys in all areas then why not in this way."