Sri Rama Sene, the ring wing outfit, has protested against the
casting of Pakistani actress Veena Malik who is making her debut in
Kannada with Dirty Picture: Silk
Sakkath Maga. It has also urged the movie bosses to find a
replacement for her.
The protesters, led by Sri Ram Sene President Pramod Muthalik,
shouted slogans and sought to know why the makers of Dirty
Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga had cast her when there are many
talented Indian actresses who can fit into the role. The Hindi
version of the film, which was an unofficial biopic of southern sex
symbol Silk Smitha, starred Vidya Balan in the lead role.
Last year, All India Muslim Tyohar Committee in Bhopal had
issued a fatwa against Veena and ex-communicated her for
'objectionable' photos on the net and for degrading the sacred
institution of 'nikah' by signing a contract to choose a groom on a
Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga is based on the real
life story of yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha and it also features
Tamil actor Parthiepan and newcomer Akshay. Senior actor Srinivasa
Murthy is playing an important role in the movie. However, it is
not a remake of Hindi movie The Dirty Picture.