MUMBAI: Pakistani actress Veena Malik, who has been roped in to play the lead role in the Kannada version of "The Dirty Picture", is not inspired by actress Vidya Balan’s Silk act in the original.
"When it comes to acting, I would not say I am inspired from Vidyaji because I have not seen her film, ‘The Dirty Picture’," Veena said at a photo shoot for her yet untitled debut music album.
"I was planning to see it but when I got the Kannada version of the film, I decided against it because I did not want my character to have any outside imprints. Everyone is appreciating Vidyaji and no doubt, she is a wonderful actress," she added.
Veena’s Bollywood debut film "Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai" is ready to release and currently she is shooting for "Mumbai 125 km" and "Zindagi 50-50".
Recently, she has been in the news for her intimate pictures with her "Mumbai 125 km" producer Hemant Madhukar that were splashed in the media.
When asked her about these, Veena said: "That was not from my PR (public relation) team. We were also surprised to see those pictures. I don’t know who clicked those pictures. But I would like to say, if going out with someone or having dinner means dating that person, then I think everyone is dating someone or the other."
She also added that she is "working with various people in India" and that she has a "very good working" relationship with them.
Veena would be seen with ex-boyfriend Ashmit Patel in "Supermodel."