Written by Agha Majid
It raised a lot of skeptical eyebrows, when the scandalous Pakistani actress Veena Malik, signed a project that Nikitha Thukral had supposedly rejected. Nikitha had claimed that she declined the film as the story, it revolved around a commercial sex worker. However, when Veena finelly did make her appearance in Bangalore, after getting all the mandatory permissions she needed to be in the city, she stated that, that was not the case at all.
Veena stated, "I am not playing a prostitute in Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga. When director Trishul first approached me, he said that his film would be based on the life of the late actor Silk Smitha. He even gave me a copy of the entire script in English. I read it and gave her nod to the project only when I was completely convinced about the film."
Further more she added, "I haven't seen any of her films and don't intend to either. If I do watch her films, chances are that it will influence or inspire my performance. I don't want that. I want to have Veena Malik stamped all over the character."
Apart from all that, Veena was also asked to gain some weight for this project; "I have been asked to gain at least 5kg for the role. The problem is that for my Bollywood projects, I am required to remain thin and waif-like. After the photo shoot I will get back to Mumbai and return a couple of weeks later to start work on the film. Hopefully, by then I will be in the shape the filmmakers want me to be," she said in response.