If reports are to be believed, Veena Malik demanded the script before discussing about the film. After going through it, she was impressed and gave nod instantly to act in Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. The makers of the film convinced her to act in the Silk Smitha's biopic by paying Rs 85 lakhs, which is the highest ever paid amount for an actress in Kannada film industry.
However, it is believed that Nayantara got Rs 50 plus lakhs for Upendra's Super, which is now the second best paid remuneration in Sandalwood and she is followed by Ramya, who receives Rs 40 lakhs.
Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga is produced by Venkatappa and also features his son Akshay in the lead role. The Kannada movie is not a remake of Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture as it is a different take on Silk Smitha. The shooting of the film will take off on May 12.