The title of Veena Malik's forthcoming Kannada movie Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga has been in trouble ever since the film hit the floors. Ekta Kapoor, who produced Vidya Balan starrer The Dirty Picture, had objected the title and wrote a letter to Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce to restrain the makers from using the title.
According to Ekta Kapoor, the makers of Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga did not take the remake rights of The Dirty Picture and without getting her permission, they could not remake the film. Later, director Trishul reacted to her claims by saying that the upcoming Kannada film was not a remake of the Vidya Balan starrer film and it was a different take on Silk Smitha's life.
However, Ekta Kapoor was not happy and she objected the usage of 'Dirty Picture' in the title, as it was branded by her production film. As both films have the stories on Silk Smitha, it was not appropriate to have similar title. Hearing this case, the Bombay High Court recently restrained the Kannada filmmakers by granting an interim injunction on the use of the words 'Dirty Picture' till November 9.
The argument put up by Ekta Kapoor's legal counsel was that The Dirty Picture has a good brand value in the market and he accused that the Kannada filmmakers were attempting to use this to gain a brand for their film. He also claimed that the director of Veena Malik starrer film has not shared their script even after sending several notices. However, the case is up for hearing today (November 9).
Fan of Veena Malik? See her 'Dirty Pictures' in the slide.
Veena Malik's Dirty Picture also features newcomer Akshay, Tamil actor Parthiepan, Srinivas Murthy, Sadhu Kokila and others. It is directed by Trishul and produced by Venkatappa.
Talking about the film, Veena had said, "All these days, I was waiting for a good role and now I have got it. I really liked my role in Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga."
She added, "I have already watched Hindi film The Dirty Picture and I have also gone through Silk Smitha's life. Now, doing justice to the given role is my job."
Veena Malik is also learning Kannada and doing her best to learn the language. "I am making an attempt to learn Kannada. I finish this film and I would talk to you in Kannada," she claimed.
Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga was launched officially on June 13. It is based on the real life story of yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha.