Pakistani actress Veena Malik, best known for her participation on Indian reality show Bigg Boss, was at the centre of a fresh controversy today after being featured nude on the cover of FHM India magazine, sporting a tattoo with the words ISI on her arm.
The actress, who’s ex-boyfriend cricketer Mohammad Asif was jailed last month for his role in the Pakistan match-fixing scandal, branded the picture a “fake”.
Veena Malik has stirred controversy in both Pakistan and India — and this time she is not even involved. An alleged photograph of the actress posing nude appeared on the Indian online edition of the international monthly men’s lifestyle magazine FHM on Friday, but her PR manager confirmed that the photograph is fake.
Veena Malik’s PR Manager Sohail Rashid said Malik has not done any such photo shoot.
“Veena knows her limits. I know we have done quite bold stuff/shoots, those which are available on our website, but she knows her parameters. Yes we need to be bold for international magazines, but she won’t cross her limits,” Rashid added.
The picture – which was posted on FHM India’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account simultaneously – was cited as the cover of the magazine’s December 2011 issue.
The actress was shown naked, brandishing an Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) tattoo on her arm, linked to text that says “hand in the end of the world too?”.
The magazine cover made waves online, with many speculating over the authenticity of the photograph.
A Times of India report quoted Malik while speaking during the photo shoot:
“It’s tough standing on one leg, while trying to cover up with one hand and running the other through my hair – you guys are going to pay for this.”