‘Dirty Picture’ in Kannada excites Veena MallikMay 24th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Mallik has started work on the Kannada version of “The Dirty Picture”, saying the film is packed with glamour and sentiments that will allow her to show her talent.
The Kannada version is also titled “The Dirty Picture”. It is produced by Venkatappa and directed by Trishul.
“I am quite excited to be part of the film. I have heard the story and it looks quite interesting,” Veena said Thursday.
“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 was here to attend the promo and photo shoot of the movie.
Producer Venkatappa’s son Akshay will play the male lead in the movie and the shooting will start soon.
Venkatappa told IANS that he will not face any date issues with Veena as all the problems relating to her visa have now been cleared.
Starring Vidya Balan, the Hindi version was an unofficial biopic on southern sex symbol Silk Smitha. It was a runaway success at the box office and won Vidya her first National Award.
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.”
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