Was worried about my parents reaction: Vidya

New Delhi: Even though Vidya Balan, who turned a year older on Sunday, is basking in the success of her latest film The Dirty Picture, the actor is more relieved that her parents liked her bold performance. She went against her image to put on a cigarette-smoking, cleavage-baring act in the film inspired by South siren Silk Smitha, and Vidya says she was worried about her parents` reaction while working on the film.

"I am ecstatic with all the compliments that have come my way even though the film`s release was a month ago. What touched my heart most was the acknowledgement coming from my parents."

"They said to me that within five minutes of The Dirty Picture, they forgot that the girl on screen was their daughter and instead took home Silk. It was a big relief when my parents said that since right through the film`s making, I was wary of their reactions," Vidya told PTI.

While the Milan Luthria-directed film is one of the biggest successes of 2011, the first woman centric one to do such huge business, Vidya says that the film was not intended to be such in the first place.