With her racy magazine cover, Pakistani actress Veena Malik has inflamed her homeland. She says Pakistan needs to stop the extremism—and now the country’s ‘honor brigade’ is after her.
According to Umair Zafar, Saxena told him that the entire thing between Veena Malik and FHM magazine was pre-planned. “Veena Malik did the shoot topless with her hands covering the upper part of her body. She was wearing a bikini panty below, which was later on morphed and removed electronically by photographer Vishal Saxena. All this was pre-decided and agreed upon by all concerned. In order to save face and avoid the repercussions that it could have – both in Pakistan and in India and yet avail of all the publicity Veena Malik and FHM magazine had pre-decided that Veena Malik would send a defamation notice to the magazine and the magazine in turn would then send her a counter-notice. Yeah sab mili bhagat hein,”said Umair Zafar, adding “The entire episode had been meticulously planned by Veena Malik, photographer Vishal Saxena and FHM magazine representatives. “Even the defamation notice was prepared in advance.””
“I have done many shoots with Vishal Saxena and have styled clothes for Sayali Bhagat, Nisha Kothari, etc. Vishal specialises in nude shoots and has done several such shoots with Sherlyn Chopra, Priya Soni, etc., the photos of which are freely available on the internet. Vishal, Veena and FHM magazine have planned this entire publicity stunt to further Veena Malik’s prospects on the Reality Show on Imagine channel, Veena Malik ka Swayamvar,” said Umair.
Umair Zafar said that photographer Vishal Saxena had told him on Facebook chat that Veena Malik was even ready to shoot completely in the buff if it got her the required publicity. “Vishal told me, she wanted a big blast. A huge dhamaka that would catapult her to the top of the charts, and make her a household name in India. She wants to be more popular than Kareena Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan put together. Bigg Boss last year gave her some mileage, but she was not able to get much out of that show. She wanted the big bucks and was ever ready to do anything for it,” Umair said.
“I don’t know her psyche. There’s a backlash in Pakistan, no doubt. But it’s unreasonable and unacceptable that she should make the magazine the whipping boy. Earlier, there was a huge section in Pakistan applauding her for being bold, but then she backtracked and has created a difficult situation for herself.”
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