Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor had raised an objection over the Kannada movie Silk Sakkath Hot, which was earlier called as Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Hot Maga. It was said that the Kannada movie was a biopic on yesteryear actress Silk Smitha.
The Bollywood producer had made a biopic titled The Dirty Picture on Silk Smitha. The movie starring Vidya Balan was a blockbuster. When she heard of a biopic in Kannada that too with title Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Hot Maga, she objected assuming that the Kannada movie might be inspired from her movie.
But Venkatappa, the producer of Silk Sakkath Hot, had said that nobody has the official rights of Silk Smitha to make a movie on her life. Even Ekta Kapoor too did not take permission from Silk's family.
Ekta Kapoor, who wrote to Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce about the same, did not get favourable response from the Kannada film chamber. It made her to approach the court where she filed a petition claiming that the makers of the Kannada movie were using her brand to sell their product.
Hence, she requested the court not to approve Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Hot Maga. The court asked the makers of the film not to use 'Dirty' in the title and asked them to screen the movie to Ekta Kapoor, who had raised doubts about the content of the Kannada movie. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
The makers of Silk Sakkath Hot arranged a special screening for Ekta Kapoor a few weeks ago. The Bollywood producer watched the film with the help of a translator to understand the language.
Later, Ekta Kapoor realised that there was no connection to her movie. Her doubts on the Kannada movie being inspired from The Dirty Picture was also cleared.
Taking about the issue, actor Akshay said, "We went to Mumbai a couple of weeks back and showed her the film since she was doubtful whether the content was similar to The Dirty Picture."
What Ekta Told Silk Sakkath Team?
He continues, "I was confident about the content of my film and had no qualms in screening the film. She had come along with a translator and watched the film. She later informed that there is absolutely no resemblance to her film."
"Gladly, all the cases against the film is cleared. We hope the audience like the film," informs Akshay, who plays the lead opposite Veena. The film is releasing on August 2.
Ready To Release
With this development, all the legal issues related to Silk Sakkath Hot has been cleared. Now, the film is all set for the release.
Silk Sakkath Hot is releasing tomorrow (August 2) in Karnataka. It is releasing in about 140 screens in the state.
Silk Sakkath Hot
Silk Sakkath Hot stars Veena Malik and Akshay in the leads. Srinivasa Murthy, Sadhu Kokila and others are in the cast.