Pakistani girl Veena Malik became a household name with Hindi reality show Bigg Boss. Her presence in the show earned a good name for herself among Indian audience. Using the opportunity, she decided to take a plunge into the Bollywood and made her debut in Gali Gali Mein Chor Hai where she did an item number.
Since then, Veena Malik has been trying hard to establish her presence all across India. This made her turn towards South film industries, which often prefers B-Town actresses. Her first step towards it came in the form of Silk Sakkath Maga, and in the process, she signed a few movies in other film industries.
When Veena Malik was signed for Silk Sakkath Hot, there were lot of uproar in Karnataka. Sri Rama Sene, a ring-wing Hindu group, raised objection for signing her for the Sandalwood movie. Her Pakistani nationality made Pramod Muthalik, the head of the organisation, threaten the makers of the movie. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Muthalik staged a dharna in Mangalore, claiming that the makers of the film should consider his threat seriously as the Hindu group won't let the movie hit the screens.
He went on to criticise Veena Malik in strong words and accused her of having connections with terrorist groups. He claimed, "Many actresses from Pakistan were earlier in the news for having connections with terrorist organisation."
Why Veena Was Signed?
Muthalik had claimed that the makers of Silk Sakkath Hot did not verify her background and he expressed his surprise as he still did not understand why the Pakistani actress was signed when there was a good pool of talent in India and especially, in Karnataka.
The Issue Died
Later, the issue died as the makers of Silk Sakkath Hot did not take the issue seriously. The makers went on with the shooting and completed as per their plans.
Silk Sakkath Hot is a biopic of sex symbol of 80s, Silk Smitha. But it is not a remake of Hindi movie The Dirty Picture, which starred Vidya Balan.
Why They Changed The Title?
It may be recalled that Silk Sakkath Hot was earlier titled as Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Hot Maga. But they changed the name of the film after The Dirty Picture producer Ekta Kapoor raised objection over the title.
Dirty, A Brand?
According to Ekta Kapoor, The Dirty Picture is a brand and as the Kannada movie too was made on Silk Smitha, she raised objection.
Makers Loses The 'Dirty'
Ekta Kapoor took the battle to the court and she won the case. The court asked the makers of the Kannada movie not to use 'Dirty' in the title.
Ready For Release
After clearing almost all the issues, Silk Sakkath Hot is now ready for release. Now, the Kannada movie will release on August 2.
'A' Certified Film
Silk Sakkath Hot has bagged 'A' certificate from the Regional Censor Board. Veena Malik's dare bare scenes have made the board to give the afore-mentioned certificate.
Silk Sakkath Hot
Veena Malik has paired up with newcomer Akshay in Silk Sakkath Hot. The film is directed by Trishul and produced by Venkatappa.