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Veena Malik’s Dirty Picture

Minakshi Saini, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 18, 2012
First Published: 19:20 IST(18/4/2012) | Last Updated: 02:04 IST(19/4/2012)

After actor Vidya Balan, it’s now Veena Malik’s turn to get dirty. The Pakistani actor has signed the South remake of the blockbuster hit, The Dirty Picture, as the female lead.

“I don’t mind being titled as South’s Vidya Balan,” says Veena, who is currently shooting for the film, Supermodel, with actor Ashmit Patel in Fiji, Australia.

She will start shooting for The Dirty Picture’s remake on May 10.

Rumours were rife that Tamil actor Nayanthara and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma were also approached for the role of Silk. “I’m not aware of that. All I know is that I was approached and I agreed as I fell in love with the role. It is a female-centric film and a powerful role to make a debut in South Indian Cinema,” says Veena, adding that her upcoming Bollywood films — Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, Zindagi 50-50 and Mumbai 125 km — are all female-centric movies.

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