Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who shocked the nation when her
topless pics appeared on a magazine, will be soon entering Kannada
film industry. The controversial girl will be starring in the
biopic of late sex siren Silk Smitha.
It may be recalled that there were reports of Nikita, Charmy
Kaur and Pooja Gandhi being approached to play the lead role in the
remake of The Dirty Picture, which was inspired by Silk
Smitha's lifestyle. However, they reportedly rejected the offers,
as they were not ready to do bold acts. Hence, now producer
Venkatappa has signed Veena Malik for Dirty Picture: Silk
According to him, Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga is
not a remake of Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture. He claims
that producer Ekta Kapoor did not take permission from the
yesteryear actress' family when they made the Bollywood film. As a
result, Venkatappa is also not keen to get the remake rights, as
the Kannada film will have a different take on Silk.
However, during her heydays, Silk Smitha shared screen-space
with top actors of Kannada like Vishnuvardhan, Shankar Nag,
Ambareesh, Ravichandran, etc.