Veena arrives for shoot of Kannada version of DP

Bangalore: Controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik against whom a Muslim body had last year issued a `fatwa` and ex-communicated her for `objectionable` photos on the net, arrived here today for the shooting of the Kannada version of `The Dirty Picture.`

Speaking to reporters at the airport, Veena said she was excited to work in `The Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Hot Maga`. "I could not sleep overnight. I was so desperate to go into the cockpit and tell the pilot to speed up to reach Bangalore early," she said.

Veena said Bangalore was one of her favourite places in the country and that she was always was keen to come here. She said she had always received love from the people of India and was confident of winning the hearts of Bangaloreans before returning to Pakistan. "My message for Bangalore is love and peace," she said.

The Kannada version of The Dirty Picture will be shot in Goa and Karnataka and Trishul is the film`s director.

On December 22 last year, The All India Muslim Tyohar Committee in Bhopal had issued a fatwa against Malik and ex-communicated her for "objectionable" photos on the net and for degrading the sacred institution of `nikah` by signing a contract to choose a groom on a reality show.