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Beauty & the beat

She’s sensational, bold, centerfold, and has recently surpassed Salman Khan’s world record for receiving the maximum number of kisses on her hand in a span of one minute. Controversy’s child Veena Malik was in Chandigarh on Saturday with actor-singer Inderjeet Nikku, producer Angad Singh and director Harpreet Matharoo to announce her upcoming Punjabi film — Eh Dil Da Mamla.

brunch Updated: Mar 03, 2013 10:08 IST
Prateek Walia

She’s sensational, bold, centerfold, and has recently surpassed Salman Khan’s world record for receiving the maximum number of kisses on her hand in a span of one minute.


Controversy’s child Veena Malik was in Chandigarh on Saturday with actor-singer Inderjeet Nikku, producer Angad Singh and director Harpreet Matharoo to announce her upcoming Punjabi film — Eh Dil Da Mamla.

Dressed in black and orange, when in town, the raving beauty was oozing confidence. Born and brought up in the Punjab province of Pakistan, she has a special attachment with the Indian Punjab as well. “The kind of attachment I have with Punjab can’t be described in words, but since the time I have landed here, I have been blushing,” says she.

Though she featured in Punjabi movie Pind Di Kudi (with Sarabjeet Cheema) in 2005, she considers Eh Dil Da Mamla her debut Punjabi movie. “My career picked up in 2010 after Big Boss, so I consider this to be my Punjabi debut,” says Malik.

Talking about her role and the script, she says, “The movie will have everything, from romance to drama, and I am playing the role of a Punjabi girl who is confused between the two guys.”
On being asked if incidents such as slaying of Indian soldiers and hanging of Afzal Guru scare her, she bravely answers, “I have come to India after completing all legal formalities and I’m an artiste; why should I be scared? Besides, I believe justice has been served in Afzal Guru’s case.” Ask her for her take on the reality of reality shows and she says, “When you are given scripted tasks with about 120 cameras at a variety of angles pointed at you, the chances of being ‘real’ are minimal. I would, however, still love to be a part of any reality show that comes my way.”

Given a chance to work in a movie in her native country, Veena would gladly accept, says she.
“I am a free bird, I can go and work in any corner of the world but it is indeed sad that the Pakistani movie industry never picked up. I do hope that it does in the future,” says Malik.

Inderjeet Nikku

Known for his stylish turban worldwide, Inderjeet Nikku, who is already shooting for two movies — Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya (lead debut film) and Mere Yaar Kaminey — would start shooting for his third movie (Eh Dil Da Mamla) on March 8.

After spending 17 years in the music industry, he did a cameo in Carry on Jatta. His debut film as the lead actor, however, will be released in the next few months. Giving a sneak peek into the role, he says his character and his friend fall in love with the same girl in the film. Nikku would also be composing five out of seven songs for the movie. The movie that also features Mangi Mahal and Rai Jujhar, and would be shot at various locations, including Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala and some locations abroad.