Sri Lankan beauty roped in for an item number in The Dirty Picture remake

The makers of The Dirty Picture in Kannada have been going all out, signing up glam girls from the region

First they roped in Pakistan beauty Veena Mallik to play a prominent role in the film. Now Sri Lankan beauty Aruni Rajapakshi has been roped in for an item song in the film. Shooting of the song featuring Aruni will begin soon.

Earlier, Poonam Pandey had been approached for the same song, but the producers later changed their mind, unsure about what her image would do for the film. So, Poonam was dropped and the search for another sizzling babe began.

Leena Kapoor who was caught in a controversy following her relationship with a Pakistan umpire was also considered for the role. Eventually, the director, Trishul, zeroed in on the Sri Lankan Aruni Rajapakshi for the role in The Dirty Picture remake. Aruni was crowned Miss Sri Lanka in 2008 and the model-turned-actor has acted in many Sinhala films.