Controversial Pakistani actor Veena Malik will be seen grooving to salsa beats for a new ad for aphrodisiac product Stay On and says that the dance form gives her “exhilarating freedom”.
“Dancing is my passion and salsa is a new thing for me. I am quite nervous and excited about this project. Salsa is like good music, it elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom,” Malik said in a statement.
The dance has been choreographed by Longinus Fernandes, known for choreographing “Jai Ho” for Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire and “Pappu Can’t Dance Saala” for Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Naa, and he is impressed with the way the actor has performed.
“Veena is crazy about dancing. She is a good dancer and has the skill to adapt a dance move and present it beautifully. She is a dancing star,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malik has a host of films in her kitty. She has finished shooting for Mumbai 125 km, Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai and Zindagi 50-50. Currently she is filming Rajani Ki Toh Lag Gayi and soon she will start working on Supermodel with Ashmit Patel.
She has also been signed on for the Kannada version of The Dirty Picture, about which the actor has said, “I am quite excited to be part of the film. I have heard the story and it looks quite interesting.” Adding that, “As the lead heroine, I will get a lot of opportunity to perform. The director has packaged the film very well with glamour, sentiments and all other ingredients.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2012.