Hot Pakistani Bollywood Actress Veena Malik Promotes ‘Zindagi 50-50’ Movie in Kolkata

By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN

Veena Malik in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 15 (Washington Bangla Radio): Veena Malik promoted her upcoming film “Zindagi 50-50” in Kolkata with style. The actress has been promoting her film across several cities like Jaipur, Ahmedabad and her visit to Kolkata is part of this promotional tour. The film is slated to release on 24th May, 2013.

Veena Malik in Kolkata

The press meet took place at Hotel O2. Her entry in the room created quite a frenzy among the photographers and she obliged by posing for them. In a golden colored hot pants and lime sleeveless top, she looked smart and sexy.

Addressing the audience Veena said “I am glad to visit this city and also meet my fans. I am playing a challenging role in the film Zindagi 50-50. I am playing the role of a prostitute named Madhuri. This is a challenging role for me especially because I am always tagged with the terms hot and sexy. I do not feel that I am hot. I am also grateful to get such a role in this stage of my career.” The actress has been doing extensive research on the subject to understand in details the role that she has to portray in the film. “My character is realistic rather than bold” said the actress. The actress prefers shooting in real locations rather than on the sets. The film is essentially a tragedy and does not merely focus on boldness and sex. The actress feels she will be able to capture the minds of the audience with her performance in the film.

The story of the film revolves around Rupa (Supriya Kumari) who is a housewife, Madhuri, a prostitute and Naina (Riya Sen) a struggling actress. Rupa’s husband Birju (Rajan Verma) dreams of having a house. Rupa breaks all limits to fulfill the dream. Madhuri who is a prostitute by profession understands that life should be lived on the basis of needs and not desires. Naina the struggling actress understands that not everyone can be successful in life. The film is a story of special dreams of a common man. The film has a three part narrative. The first part belongs to the sex worker, the second to the auto-rickshaw driver and the third to the struggling junior artist.

Veena Malik in Kolkata

The actress clearly denied the rumors regarding the MMS scandal involving her and stated that it was a song from her upcoming film which had been presented in such a manner. The actress who enjoys bold photo shoot however believes in a combination of quantity with quality. The actress feels that she is lucky to have got the support from Bollywood despite been an outsider. Mumbai 125 Km, Daal Mein kuch kala hai and the Kannadian version of “The Dirty Picture” are the other projects in her kitty.

Veena Malik in Kolkata

The actress voiced her desire of working with the three Khans of Bollywood. She admired Saif’s style which she attributed to his royal blood. Salman’s Dabang style and Shah Rukh’s romance are the other favorites. A little bit of all the three Khans is the preference of the actress.

Veena Malik and Rajan Verma in Kolkata

The film directed by Rajiv S. Ruia has Arya Babbar, Rajpal Yadav, Murli Sharma in the other roles. The music of the film has been done by Amjad-Nadeem and Vivek Kar. Eminent singers like Bappi Lahiri, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bharadwaj, Mika Singh have lent their voices for the songs.

The actress surprised the press when she denied that she did not know Riya Sen. She introduced all the other characters in the film and also highlighted on the good work each of them has done. But she stayed clear of even naming Riya Sen.

Rajan Verma in Kolkata
Rajan Verma

When asked Veena smartly said “I have no scenes with her and I don’t know her. Who is she?” Rajan Verma came to her rescue immediately. If this is a publicity stunt, then it is a good one. But if things are sour between the two actresses, it surely shows.

Zindagi 50-50 will release at the end of this month and we have to wait and watch to see how it succeeds in giving us a glimpse of the bitter sweet truths of life.