Veena Malik in remake of The Dirty Picture

Veena Malik

Veena Malik

Producer Venkatappa has signed on Malik to essay the role of Silk Smitha in his film titled Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. To be directed by Trishul and starring Venkatappa’s son Akshay in the lead, the film aims to be a more realistic take on the life of the late actor, claims Times of India.

When asked if the producer has procured the remake rights from Ekta Kapoor, he said, â€œThere’s no question of acquiring any rights. The Dirty Picture was made, the makers claimed that the film was not about Silk Smitha, but we all know it is. Ekta did not get the rights to make a film on Silk from the late actor’s family. So why should I pay her to make a film on Silk, when we can have a better take on the subject. I want to make a better film than The Dirty Picture,” says Venkatappa.

Meanwhile, Veena Malik admitted that she was so moved by the strong script that she couldn’t say no. â€œI fell in love with the role”.

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