Veena Malik, Pakistan’s answer to Rakhi Sawant, is back with her latest publicity stunt. After a nude picture of her appeared on the cover of FHM magazine’s December issue, the starlet claims the photograph is morphed.
“That’s not me. I have never done such a photo shoot. My manager and legal team will deal with this matter and will take action. I do not want to talk about the issue any further,” she said.
Mail Today carried a story accompanied with pictorial evidence of the magazine cover in question on Saturday. The cover photograph of Veena, 33, shows the actress posing in the nude and covering her modesty with her arms. A tattoo on her left arm says ‘ISI’.
The December issue of FHM.
No sooner did the news spread, reports coming in from Pakistan indicated the moral police in her country are fuming over the photo shoot.
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It is said that authorities in Pakistan are planning to look into this matter seriously and take strict action against Veena for not only posing in the nude but also for projecting the nation’s intelligence bureau ISI in a wrong way.
The magazine also contains an interview where she speaks on ex-boyfriend and cricketer Mohammad Asif, and her career in showbiz. While Veena is denying posing in the buff, the magazine has officially claimed to have a video of the photo shoot as well as emails sent to them from her personal ID confirming the shoot.
A section of the industry suggests Veena is now refuting posing for a nude shot because she fears attracting more trouble in Pakistan.
Rumours also suggest that this could be Veena’s way of hogging the limelight with her new reality show, Swayamwar season 4, coming up.
Veena has already irked some sections of Pakistani fundamentalists for agreeing to do the show. Reportedly, she has been paid over Rs.3 crore to select her dream man on Indian television. She is no stranger to controversies and her antics on Bigg Boss season 4 did little to alter her image.
FHM editor Kabeer Sharma clarifies…
We shot for the December cover of FHM with Veena Malik on November 23 at a studio in Aramnagar in Versova, Mumbai. I was personally present at the shoot with our lensman Vishal Saxena and a team of around eight people including a stylist, a makeup artist and editorial assistants. At least ten other people who were outside the studio were also aware of the shoot.
The shoot commenced around noon once Veena arrived and we wrapped up by 6.30 pm.
In fact, we had shot two options for the shoot. The first was the one that appears on the FHM cover of December. The other, where Veena poses nude with a grenade in between her teeth, was deemed slightly explosive, so we rejected it.
We had approached Veena directly instead of going through her publicists and most of the correspondence was done via emails.
While shooting for the photo-op Veena seemed very happy and comfortable. In fact, we shoot with celebs regularly and I must say she was one of the celebs who have been easier to shoot with. She was very comfortable with her sexuality. She has been in fabulous shape lately and the photo-op certainly compliments her look.
Every detail including the ISI tattoo concept had been clarified to her and we went ahead with the shoot only after she okayed it.
Finally, on November 29, she mailed to me saying, “I have seen n im happy with the pictures we shot on 23rd ov november for FHM. looking forward to the cover (sic).”
At FHM, the biggest lifestyle magazine here, we do not need to resort to controversy. It is also our policy not to give out video of photo shoots as evidence, especially of nude shoots for obvious reasons.
Veena has said she does not want to continue talking about this any further. For us, it is another beautiful cover.
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