If you don't believe in life's coincidences, maybe you will do so after reading this. Bollywood Director Milan Luthria and actor Vidya Balan graced yesterday's races at the Mahalaxmi racetrack to promote their upcoming film Dirty Picture.
Bold Dancer crosses the finish line to win The Dirty Picture Trophy at
Mahalaxmi racecourse yesterday. Pic/Nimesh Dave
The film is reportedly based on the life of Silk Smitha, a bold dancer who made it to top in South Indian films after becoming famous for her sexy dance numbers.
There is a scene in the film that shows an out of form horse (owned by the heroine of the film) causing a stunning upset at astronomical odds by winning a race.
The Dirty Picture team sponsored a special race yesterday at Mahalaxmi, titled "The Dirty Picture Trophy", to promote their film, and coincidentally an out-of-form horse caused a stunning upset at astronomical odds and the name of the horse was Bold Dancer!
Bold Dancer (F Irani up) was easily available at 50 to 1 in the bookmakers' ring, and the tote paid Rs 340 for Rs 10 on the fluke horse.
Pesi Shroff-trained Cardinal (B Prakash up) won the feature race, Maharaja Of Morvi Trophy while the Geetanjali Juvenile Million was bagged by the Adil Dajee-trained Relic Hunter.