Pakistani actress Veena Malik, set to sizzle in the Kannada version of hit Bollywood film The Dirty Picture, aims to go a step ahead of Vidya Balan's act in the original. She maintains the two films are different.
"I have not seen the The Dirty Picture in Hindi, though I have heard that Vidya Balan has delivered an awesome performance in the film. But I really want to go one step ahead in my performance in this film," said Veena.
The actress, who rose to fame in India after her stint in controversial reality show Bigg Boss 4, says it is unfair to compare the two films.
"Please don't compare the Bollywood film with the Kannada film that I am doing now," said Veena.
This is her first Kannada film, and she is confident it will be appreciated.
"My first Kannada film has a good package of entertainment and sentimental scenes. I'm sure I will entertain the audience with my performance and at the same time they would also feel sorry for the trials that my character undergoes in the film.
"I will win the hearts of Kannadigas through this performance. I like the role," she added.
Veena said she can relate to her role in the film, adding, "This is a different story and it connects well with all the struggling young women who want to make it big in their respective fields.
"I was moved after hearing the story as there were many incidents which reminded me of incidents that happened in my life albeit in a different fashion."
The actress is even more excited as she has wrapped a "sexy" and "stylish" photo shoot for the film, insisting it will present her in a Marilyn Monroe style.
The film's lead actor Akshay, had also participated in the photo shoot. The film is produced by Venkateappa, while writer and director Thrishool is wielding the megaphone for it.
Veena hopes she is also offered good roles in other regional film industries down south.