Veena Malik to play Silk Smitha in Kannada The Dirty Picture
April 20, 2012 14:44 IST
(New Delhi )
Pakistani actress Veena Malik has reportedly been signed up to play Silk Smitha in a new Kannada biopic, the role that netted Vidya Balan a National Award.
"Super excited to be the part of south film industry.....just signed "THE DIRTY PICTURE".....!!!" she tweeted.
Despite being titled Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga, the film claims not to be a remake of the Vidya Balan film, but an original script.
The film will be directed by Trishul and produced by Venkatappa, whose son Akshay will play the male lead opposite Veena.
The producer claims that his movie is a more realistic take on Silk's life, that he is making a film of his own rather than remaking The Dirty Picture, and that he believes his will be a much better film.
Venkatappa claims to have approached actors Nikitha Thukral, Charmee and Pooja Gandhi for the role before signing Veena.