and received several awards, most of which were won by Balan for her portrayal of Silk.It won three National Film Awards including Best Actress, three Filmfare Awards and six Screen Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.Silk slowly builds a name for herself in the industry and goes on to do many more sexually charged films with Suryakanth, which catapults her into stardom.She gains many male fans and, in a short time, becomes immensely rich and popular as a Southern sex symbol.
Silk develops a liking for him, after she realizes that he is the first man who loves her for more than just her body and sex appeal.
Box Office India declared the film Super Hit after its fourth week.
A day before her marriage, Reshma (Vidya Balan) runs away from her rural village, hoping to become a star in Chennai.
During a phone conversation with Silk, Abraham becomes alarmed when she asks him to bid farewell to everyone for her.
He rushes to her house, and finds her lying in bed dead from a sleeping pill overdose, along with a suicide note written by her.