Veena Malik is giving some serious competition to Vidya Balan as she portrays the character of Silk Smitha with conviction. Be it short skirt, or sari, Veena manages to impress in the first photoshoot for the Kannada version of The Dirty Picture.
The Kannada version is titled The Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. It is produced by Venkatappa and directed by Trishul.
"As the heroine, I will get a lot of opportunity to perform. The director has packaged the film very well with glamour, sentiments and all other ingredients", Veena Malik said in an interview about her character.
Ekta Kapoor, who produced The Dirty Picture in Hindi under her banner Balaji Telefilms, is against the same title being used by Venkatappa.
Trishuli says his story is different. "I have written a fresh story and it has a lot of native elements that is peculiar to Karnataka. But I thought the title, The Dirty Picture, will suit the story very well. The title has been cleared by KFC and we are legally bound to use it for the film.
Veena Malik said: “I don’t mind being titled as South’s Vidya Balan.”