Stop gunning for Veena Malik

Published: January 22, 2011

Surely, we do not expect Ms Malik to don a burqa on the show?

One has to question the logic of some of our television anchors gunning for Veena Malik, as they have been doing of late ever since the Pakistani actress came on the popular reality show Bigg Boss in India. Surely, we do not expect Ms Malik to don a burqa on the show? Besides, as she told an interviewer on Express News on January 21, she is an entertainer and melodrama, as well as other aspects of her behaviour for which she is now being criticised by many self-styled guardians of morality, are only to be expected. Besides, let us not lose sight of the sanctimonious hypocrisy that characterises this issue, since one can say with some certitude, that many of those who are now disapproving of her behaviour on the show and equating it with an insult for Pakistan would have regularly watched the programme. Not only that, most of these people would also have no qualms about watching Pakistani films, in which actresses certainly do not dress in conservative attire

At the risk of sounding pessimistic, the way public opinion has come out on this issue is not entirely unexpected, since much of what passes off as public discourse in this country is shaped by an overarching framework that is based mostly on intolerance and hatred for the other, along with a decades-old indoctrination through the mainstream curriculum, whereby India is demonised . Hence, since Ms Malik happened to visit India, she is deemed to have caused an insult to her country because she dressed in a manner that was unbecoming of a Pakistani woman (this conveniently ignores the fact that women in this country do sometimes dress in a similar manner) and cavorted with a Hindu man. The latter shows double standards as well, perpetuated by the patriarchal and misogynistic society that has evolved in Pakistan over the years. Had a Pakistani man gone on the show and befriended a Hindu girl, these same people would have been applauding him and his behaviour. This is based on the misguided notion that a country’s honour is somehow tied to that of its women. If there’s something this country’s good at, it’s sanctimonious hypocrisy.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd,  2011.

Reader Comments (70)

  • misbah
    Jan 22, 2011 - 11:32PM

    veena is right…she is an individual who wants to be herself..and that sit..she is my hero..and she represents every strong women of pakistan…..Recommend

  • MIKE
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:28AM

    I am sorry to be a jerk but this article is terribly written. Step it up.Recommend

  • Waleed Shah
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:37AM

    I am confused these days. Aren’t we supposed to be muslims? Where does Islam allow all of this? Where are we placing religion in our daily lives? Why is it that we quote the word “mullah” and use it to escape facts? Either we should denounce religion completely or we should follow it whole heartedly. How is that for not being a hypocrite? All I am saying is; religion “used to be” the guiding principle for everyone. What have we found which is better than Allah’s word? What is so better that it has practically replaced Allah’s word with what “we” think is better for us as “individuals”. I would like to pose another question, We got Pakistan in the name of Islam. Now that we have Pakistan, WHERE is Islam?

    Anyone?Recommend

  • Waqas Ahmed
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:51AM

    @misbah so ur going to follow her footsteps as she is ur heroRecommend

  • rukun
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:55AM

    she shouldnt be passing her self as a spitting image of islam though. and she defends most of the issues with deflective remarks towards other actresses or women, if she’s so righteous, why not straighten her act?

    ofcourse she is an actress from a failing film industry, and for that breed no publicity is bad publicityRecommend

  • OZee
    Jan 23, 2011 - 1:02AM

    Veena is inelegant, undignified n contemptible lady by all means. Being Muslim y do we forget that why we have been sent on this earth, just to savour mundane pleasures n get alleged entertainment which is nothing but vulgarity n obscenity in reality or to comply those rules which have been revealed by Allah SubhanaotALLAH. This so called liberal faction of our country who is supporting this ridiculous n shameless lady, is very much similar to those religious extremist who attempted savage suicidal attacks on innocent Muslims, Extremism is devastating, whether it is religious or liberal. They want Pakistan a secular state n proposing that our Quaid wanted Pakistan to be, but this is a biggest deception which is being diffused by putting it on the shoulder of our Quaid, Quaid was a follower of doctrine prescribed by Allama Muhammad Iqbal n it was not secular but sorely Islamic.Recommend

  • Aleena
    Jan 23, 2011 - 1:10AM

    Agreed. She is better than the self styled guards of morality. You go girl. We are with u.Recommend

  • u48998
    Jan 23, 2011 - 1:37AM

    As they say, she will now take the “bukhar” of this sick nation. In the language of psychology, people will project their shadows on others.Recommend

  • altaf
    Jan 23, 2011 - 2:04AM

    veena is not right !! she is representing her nation where ever she goes and our women are not like her at all. taking off your clothes and kissing some one for money is not what our womens do. She can do what ever she wants in her home but when she is outside she must remember and respect her country, culture and religion values.Recommend

  • Sabih Saleem
    Jan 23, 2011 - 2:33AM

    No one has the right to comment on anyone’s faith. It’s between Allah and his followers. People should stop pointing finger towards Veena Malik and should worry about their own deeds. May Allah guide us all towards the right path. Ameen. Recommend

  • Haris Sultan
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:11AM

    I have never been a fan of Pakistani Actresses but this is certainly not a reason to hate them. She should be a free woman to do whatever she wants to do. All these so called anchors are hypocrates as they wear suits on National TVs and pretend to be all for democracy.

    Good going Veena, there is plenty of support for you.Recommend

  • rehman
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:23AM

    shame on express tv this is wht i can say..and tht guy kamran whatever!!!so much respect for personal choice….!!!Recommend

  • a friendly Indian
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:25AM

    I don’t normally watch reality shows like big boss. But was tempted to see Veena Malik’s interview on your website for all the fuss that it apparently created. Kudos to her for taking on the mullah-brigade single handedly and exposing all the double standards of the bearded one! However, sad that her “success” of portraying Pakistani culture and values in India needed to be defined and defended in terms of “ek kafir ko namaz padhwaya”. The need to make such faustian bargains to fight the larger battle of extremism that you face today is perhaps understandable, but, nevertheless, still sad.Recommend

  • Arindom
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:58AM

    I don’t want Bigg Boss, but if a Pakistani actress has met success (and money!) in India, why are Pakistanis trying to pull her down? beats me!!Recommend

  • Syed
    Jan 23, 2011 - 5:52AM

    Hey Express Tribune, I know that you are new and all, but who are your editors and what are they on?
    First, the grammar is poor: “Besides, as she told an interviewer on Express News on January 21, she is an entertainer and melodrama, as well as other aspects of her behaviour for which she is now being criticised by many self-styled guardians of morality, only to be expected.” Seriously?
    Second, the argument is horrible: it basically boils down to her actions being acceptable because our entertainment industry portrays things similar to what she is being criticized for. This is, of course, true, but what if we had a sanctimonious entertainment industry? Would veen a suddenly be blameworthy then? If not, why not? If yes, why?
    Third, do your people understand the meaning of the term “gunning for”? It means supporting. Is the point of the article that we stop supporting Veena, in which case the arguments provided make no sense at all.Recommend

  • Manzoor Chandio
    Jan 23, 2011 - 5:54AM

    The show of Venna and the Fake Mufti was scripted. Venna did it to gain more popularity.

    Har koi apni dukan chamka raha hey.Recommend

  • Mohsin
    Jan 23, 2011 - 6:03AM

    Pakistani liberals have let their marbles. Pak needs to be
    Declared Islamic state asap.Recommend

  • An Actor
    Jan 23, 2011 - 8:04AM

    I think Ashmit had been paid by Shev Sina …..he is an agent of Shev Sina first he flirted with Sara Khan and ruined the relationship b/w Amir and Sara and his next target was Veena Malik……..Recommend

  • Alina
    Jan 23, 2011 - 9:50AM

    Even though im Pakistani and proud to be ! I think Pakistan is really overreacting in this situation shes not a bad women , i mean other women wear worse clothes than she does and are Pakistanis and muslims why are they targeting her why not all the other Pakistani women who do that. I dont know her past but she sounds like a good person other than the fact that she let the Indian guy hug her and kiss her which im still not sure if thats a propaganda or if its true all i know is they need to stop being sexist about everything I love Pakistna and im proud to be a muslim and i know that there are many limits in Islam and she didnt follow them which i know is bad but that doesnt mean you have to put it out in public and embariss her and its between her and Allah ! and i think you guys should just leave her alone !!Recommend

  • Shamyle
    Jan 23, 2011 - 10:46AM

    Agreed. If anything, she was representing what little bit of moderation is left in Pakistan. I fully support her.Recommend

  • raj
    Jan 23, 2011 - 11:22AM

    veena malik INDIANS love you.
    don’t worry, we are with youRecommend

  • Bibi Baloch
    Jan 23, 2011 - 11:58AM

    It looks like the female population of Pakistan is supposed to take on the burdens of society.This stinks of a double standard by the so called male population, they are afraid that the strong, independent self thinking women will infiltrate the masses and using expected religious behavior as a moral compass there is outrage from the religious hypocrites that are satisfied in screaming fatwas against her and turn on a blind eye towards the ills that are prime causes in our society.
    The general population of India know more about Venna Malik and Pakistan than they have before. They like what they saw as a result she was in the BIg Boss4 house nearly towards the end, we need more Veena Maliks to destroy the shackles that are put on females. Recommend

  • Sashi
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:14PM

    Bravo..Ms Malik.. Love from India.. Maybe you should work more for the rights of woman in India and Pakistan.. commendable Indeed..Recommend

  • G.Haider
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:24PM

    Intolerance has eaten up the very fabric of the Pakistani Society.Even entertainment shows are not taken in a lighter vein but are made matters of life and death.Dear Anchors! have a mercy on poor people of Pakistan and the courageous artists. Recommend

  • Up in the sky!
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:49PM

    If she was helping promote a more moderate image of Pakistan, then she was to do it in a smarter way. It was her outarageous attitude, remarks and clothing that has caused the stir. Sensibility and moderation go hand in hand. Without either one, you’re not doing the job right. Balance is important. And quite frankly Veena was too overwhelmed only by the fact that she was on Indian Television. Sad indeed. Recommend

  • saima
    Jan 23, 2011 - 12:59PM

    i support veena, why these people dnt draw their attention to other issues,,, they such non issues r being addressed and taken care? i wounder….
    .Recommend

  • Amer
    Jan 23, 2011 - 1:52PM

    This is all a drama and nothing else. Who cares about Veena or any of the other people in the film industry. The answer is simply… only the people who watch such stupid shows as big boss etc. Veena doesn’t represent anyone but herself and she should be left at that.Recommend

  • pawan
    Jan 23, 2011 - 2:33PM

    Its unfortunate to see that some people like one mufti on pak tv in pakistan are linking veena malik performance at big boss with islam,it was just a TV show and she was an actor there nothing more then that,one mufti at tv making alleagation is surprising even in India people did not make allegations ,however veena …malik gave her replies with courage to all allegations,In india even more no of muslims are living then pakistan and they never treat muslim women in such way as far as i rememberRecommend

  • sara
    Jan 23, 2011 - 2:39PM

    Veena Malik is a very brave and strong woman. I applaud her for standing up for herself and many other women in Pakistan. I am proud to call her a fellow pakistaniRecommend

  • Asit
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:04PM

    If this was how women should behave then there is no difference between Pak and India!!!Recommend

  • taimoor
    Jan 23, 2011 - 4:07PM

    enough yaaaar, leave her now!Recommend

  • Miss Pakistani
    Jan 23, 2011 - 4:17PM

    As a British Pakistani women i am not proud of how Veena Malik portrayd herself on the show. PLEASE point out how did she show that she is an independent women??? Throughout the show she was constantly caring for Ashmit’s needs, she was cookin, cleanin massagin etc etc thus showin that women are still inferior to men even in the 21st century. My main problem with her was how she accused Dolly of not being a “women”when she herself was moving from one man to another, Yes shes right this is not a religious show, but we Pakistani women do have sme self respect and decency.Recommend

  • Zeeshan
    Jan 23, 2011 - 4:20PM

    @misbah:

    Does being strong women means forget decency? within the show there were Shewta Tewari havent you seen her grace? compare our very own with that and you could able to redefine your selection of hero!. I strongly suggest she must require a training in how to move and behave and still look glamour and should learn this with Reema, whom which anyone could see and feel the difference.Recommend

  • Junaid Ali Khan
    Jan 23, 2011 - 5:15PM

    We support u Veena , ur courage, exposing hypocrisy in our society. BravoRecommend

  • sanjithmenon
    Jan 23, 2011 - 6:09PM

    i think more Pakistanis watch Big boss than Indians do? Recommend

  • ayesha
    Jan 23, 2011 - 6:14PM

    With regards to the show o express. The host was biased against Veena Malik and kept using words like fahaash for her. He is a journalist and she is a guest on his show,,,he needs to show impartiality and not let his personal biases creep in.. He was even ruder to her than the muftiRecommend

  • saba
    Jan 23, 2011 - 6:19PM

    actors dnt hav private lives,she went dere as paki so was representing da country,if ppl wanted a little decency frm her dan its nt 2 much………….shweta also was friendly wd every1 bt she wsnt hanging n clinging to ashmitsRecommend

  • Haseeb
    Jan 23, 2011 - 6:40PM

    it is admitable that Veena did some over acting and show-off… but if somehow we can understand this is wat she actually is….than wats bad in it….for God sake do not take individual acts as representation of country…. was that a country level competition like India Pakistan cricket match….i think No!…. was there any competition of Pakistani and Indian team….No!…. so everything done on the show is purely individual act….Recommend

  • Jan 23, 2011 - 7:18PM

    it doesn’t bother me what Veena Malik did, or did not do. She does not represent me and went to India in her individual capacity. In any case she belongs to entertainment industry and what do you expect from her. It is the role of elected public representatives which reflect poorly on Pakistan. Their corruption and indulgence in indecent acts in public harms the image of Pakistan and our religion more than the acts of a female actress. Those who are involved in fleecing poor innocent Hajjis of their life long savings, or those who were involved in Co-operatives scam, NICL, Steel Mills, PIA, Rental Power, PEPCO, PASSCO, Bahria/DHA land scams, Pakistan Railways etc are the real culprits who brought shame on those who claim to belong to Islamic faith. Recommend

  • Vivek
    Jan 23, 2011 - 9:18PM

    I applaud Veena’s courage both in participating in Big Boss and defending herself on talk shows.

    The moral brigade both in India and Pakistan are ever ready to selflessly attack usually attractive women physically or verbally. In India a few years back, activists belonging to a group called Sri Rama Sene courageously attacked couples in a pub because it was against, yes, ‘Indian culture’. They also thoughtfully informed a couple of TV channels whose reporters were thus on hand to film the attack but not to stop the attack as it was going on. The media coverage is actually the reason these warriors fight tirelessly 24 x 7 to preserve our cultures. What was good to see however was that these attacks led to a form of non-violent protest, what has come to be called the Pink Chaddi campaign

    I suspect the anger against Veena Malik is overheated because she offended both the moral brigade AND the nationalistic (as she did it in the other country). I can imagine similar reactions in India if an Indian actress did the Veena thing on a Pak reality show. And indeed the shocked comment in India when Sania wed Shoaib is not too far off this trajectory.Recommend

  • Jan 23, 2011 - 10:48PM

    veena is brave girl,bold,confident,stylish,enthusiastic,modern-i never saw such a bold girl in my life,she can be guided so she can be also a preacher of islam like junaid jamshed,she is my favourite,one should note her qualities as well,why we criticize veena,why not our social injustice,corruption,terrorism,hypocricy,bribe,veena deserves a fair treatment.she must be encouraged and guide in a sensible and right way to polish her talentRecommend

  • Imran Ahmed
    Jan 23, 2011 - 11:40PM

    Lets teach Mufti Qawi a lesson.Recommend

  • Behzad Mumtaz
    Jan 23, 2011 - 11:44PM

    @altaf:
    Veena is right in saying why veena malik?
    there are lot of isssues to be criticised n censured. Why pakistanis are behaving so double standard.
    in all pakistani homes,indian movies,starplus dramas are watched, indian music is listened, then how can you say u r perfect pakistani and hate india?
    how can you blame veena when your own punjabi and pushto movies are full of such songs that u can not play at home,heroine always inviting hero for sex,is that true representation of pakistan and are such things not being watched by other world,now where does go your true pakistani woman representation?
    veena is full of talent,acting skills and confidence superceding a lot of indian and pakistani actresses.
    syed noor gives very stupid logic that if veena did such things in any other country, but not in india, it would be digestible, what the crap is this? why u people cant compete indian movies to make pakistani people to depend solely on indian entertainment!
    But syed noor and other producers make such irritating n disguting rustic movies causing cinemas to be diminished day by day,cinema owners has to beg for indian movies to run their business?
    stop hypocrisity!
    either give us pure entertainment and stop indian entertainment!otherwise stop gunning at veena malikRecommend

  • sl653
    Jan 24, 2011 - 2:44AM

    Waleed, you might find the following of help:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WhatisEnlightenment%3FRecommend

  • Imtiaz
    Jan 24, 2011 - 7:40AM

    Is this really an issue-seriously? Pakistan has other issues, real ones, to identify and resolve, come on mullah brigade get serious about Pakistan.Recommend

  • J Oberoi
    Jan 24, 2011 - 7:52AM

    If only more people in the world had the courage of this lady to stand up for things that they believe in. This lady is a tigress! She’ll fight on even if the whole of Pakistan turn against her. There is a lesson in it for us men folk.
    Besides the show was scripted and she could only do what she had been told to do. The Mullahs should look at their own value system first.Recommend

  • Abdulla
    Jan 24, 2011 - 11:45AM

    @Asit:
    keep your women in borka see everything in darkRecommend

  • Asmat Jamal
    Jan 24, 2011 - 12:22PM

    Why is every one so concerned by Vena’s act. I like all others are neither represented by her nor has any affinity with her. So what’s the problem then. She represent her own self and that is all.Recommend

  • Asif Saeed
    Jan 24, 2011 - 12:28PM

    What about Shoaib Malik? He married an indian muslim, who wears short skirts!! Still have not heard any fatwa from any mullah…………… Recommend

  • Hammad
    Jan 24, 2011 - 3:32PM

    shame on veena and all who are supporting her. She definitely does not represents strong and modren Pakistani women. Does she represents your mothers n sisters (above all who supports her)???Recommend

  • Jan 24, 2011 - 3:56PM

    The good thing is Veena is not being apologetic about her behavior there and even defensive. She is owning it and throwing the hypocrisy of our nation on their faces. Recommend

  • mona
    Jan 24, 2011 - 4:06PM

    I luv u Veena,,,u r brave and confident…far more than our coward polititians who can not say a single word against mullahs….although all the evil in pakistan is because of mullaism….bravo veena ,,,u are doing a jehad against this extremism and double standard…keep it up! majority is with u ,,,dont worry…..Recommend

  • Ali
    Jan 24, 2011 - 7:36PM

    i cannot help laugh at the fact she was teching a hindu how to offer a namaz.
    what the heck she was trying to prove.

    Pappi jhappis is her personal conduct , but giving her religion a bad name is a no no.

    If she is a public figure than she knows she is open to scrutiny.

    I cannot help laughing that she is generating so much ho ha on tribune website. She is already the most commented topic.Recommend

  • Amna
    Jan 24, 2011 - 7:40PM

    I am a strong and independent woman. I don’t act like Veena Malik did, and it doesn’t make me any less independent or strong.

    Sounds like our liberals think that all Pakistani women need to suceed and make Pakistan a prosperous and modern nation is to go around acting like Ms. Malik.

    She did not make any sort of statement by going on that show. She acted like a desperate fool. Whether you look at it from a Muslim point of view or not, Pakistani point of view or not, I think she just plain embarrassed herself in some parts of that show. And I have not even watched Bigboss, just seen some youtube videos.Recommend

  • Dr. Asad Sadick, Germany
    Jan 24, 2011 - 8:31PM

    I think al credit goes to Veena for putting up such a brave fight against the TV anchors, the clerics and some film pundits. She did what she thinks was right and as a free person she has the right to do so. We have absolutely no business to interfere. By the way she was in no way representing Pakistan in any capacity other than show business. As for the hype against India she is right when she blasted the media as to why then are Indian movies shown in Pakistan. The fact of the matter is that we love watching them and why not. If we can play cricket with them which we want to (look at fuss caused, when IPL did not auction our cricketrs). Lets tone down our double standards.

    As for Atika Odho who wants to act cool and pretends she digs politics, let me tell her that if somebody calls Pakistan a terrorist state they are not entirely wrong. Please count the terrorist attacks carried out by Pakistanis, here and abroad, in the last two years. We have to set our home right before making tall claims. Recommend

  • Saba
    Jan 25, 2011 - 2:45AM

    To all those ppl who are saying that Ms veena was representing herself and not her country are utterly wrong and confused because what veena is today is because of Pakistan and had she not been an actress here in Pakitan than I would see that who will call her to india to perform in anything let alone a reality show.So yes she was representing Pakistan and it’s ppl and we as Pakistani do not endorse what she did and she should be ashamed of showing her deperation and lust for men,looked like as if she had been deprived of any men in Pakistan.Needless to say that she has no self respect for herself or her country.She said in an interview at T.v that she hugged many others too liek sara.ashwita etc etc,,i really feel pity for the level of ignorance and low I.Q that this woman is suffering from.She feels no difference between hugging(more in a lustful way) with ashmit to hugging with that of let’s say Sara?She got into a blanket with him and was obviously hugging and cuddling and what not under it on national tv and she has the guts to say that main nai kia ghalat kiya?I SAY BAN HER FOREVER from going to India or any other country for that matter.We Pakistani dis own this woman on violating our country’s ethics and morality.Recommend

  • Jan 25, 2011 - 2:47AM

    Notice how all of her critics seem to be male? Easy to make rules for others, eh? Ever thought about what this means to women all over Pakistan? It means that its fair game for Mullahs to comment on their clothes. Nice. Destroy what little freedom they may have, so that they must wear burkhas to remain safe.

    It isn’t a matter of what is right or wrong or what Veena Malik did or didn’t do. It is about the Mullahs laying more and more claim to rule the lives of people, to threaten them and to put their lives at risk.

    Each step, inch by inch, the noose tightens around every Pakistani. At the moment its modern women. A few weeks earlier, it was anyone supporting minority rights.

    THINK about it. Once everything disapproved of is condemned and destroyed, what remains?

    Also, these same Mullahs have no issues with the hundreds of unIslamic things happening – ever checked out the alcohol and alcoholism scenario? But that’s a big money-making lobby, no?

    Sick guys making the country sick, and people with no clue of God or religion supporting them just to pretend to be very religious.Recommend

  • kumar
    Jan 25, 2011 - 3:04AM

    @Waleed Shah:
    You poor fellow. My advice to you is to confine your religion to your own personal or private self. Mohammedanism is not something you can reasonably expect everyone to follow, and even those who think of themselves as mohammedans are not necessarily the same as you are.Recommend

  • anano
    Jan 25, 2011 - 7:56AM

    shame on veena malik and all her supporters , she just a low life actress whos involved with tons of men and now this drama ,, shes playin AURAT CARD and everyone is falling for it …
    didnt wer critize amir,salman, asif and qadari for their wrong doings ? why veena is exception ? Just because shes a aurat ? men and women are equal but when it comes to criticism suddenly WOMAN CARD become active .. shame on all the hypocratesRecommend

  • Bashir
    Jan 25, 2011 - 8:52AM

    Veena Malik is an actress in the show. She has to act inteligently and with melodrama. If
    she couldn’t express herself with the need of the show to the pleasure of watching audience she will be posted as failure. Dont tie her up and label her as shame to the country. We have to grow up with film industry. Thats why we watch Indian actresses and
    actors and our film industry is failing. Let her express hereself. I have full support for the courageous woman.Recommend

  • Truth Prevails
    Jan 25, 2011 - 9:11AM

    @misbah: Cheap…the tactics of Veena, the coverage by newspapers specially this article…everything is so she about her. Recommend

  • Ashfaq Ali
    Jan 25, 2011 - 11:37AM

    My only question is that no body is asking why the TV channels are
    allowed to show such “Tazeeb se gera” Big Boss.Why Venna, she
    is an actor, and a actor is Notankee they will do anything for money
    and fame.Today even a whole nation is singing and dencing on’Moni badnam houi”. Simple we are leaving in DOUBLE Standered.Recommend

  • roohi bano
    Jan 25, 2011 - 12:28PM

    I think they want to call to mufti sahb, because he has no any Veena comments answer, we all have seen Front Line but we dont reached conclusion on this programme, anchor was blank because they did not give any answer.Recommend

  • aimy
    Jan 25, 2011 - 3:22PM

    whether veena Malik accept it or not but it’s the fact that she was invited to the show as a pakistani, muslim and that’s why being watched. She was representing Pakistan. It was not a movie or drama where she can excused herself for all the vulgarity she performed. It was a reality show ,where you ‘re suppose to show the real you n ur values. If she was treated badly or dis-respectfully there by her Big boss contestant it’s that’s what she earned through her cheap n vulgarity behavior. That’s what she demanded n earnerd throughout the show .They hated her b/c of her cheapness not for pakistani nationality.She was the most disgusting thing on the show, a muslim who was /is willing to marry any Hindu to stay in india / bollywood .Tried to lure hrishant and flirted with Ashmit and she says ke main ne kafir ko Namaz Padhai ???Namaz ka matlab pata hai bibi aap ko. She can’t be excuses for malign pakistan n muslims.She should be banned Recommend

  • NTR
    Jan 25, 2011 - 3:55PM

    I think every is missing one thing here, that she was a non-Indian in an Indian show, her behaviour in the show could be a strategy to remain in the house for a longer period. After all its a paid show, they get paid for every day’s stay in the house. No one knew her in India and it was only Indian publid which could vote. This could be the best way to stay in house by giving more MASSALAH & ENTERTAINMENT.Recommend

  • Syed Ahmad
    Jan 25, 2011 - 8:07PM

    In a “Reality show”, why does she pretend that she was acting and “entertaining”?Recommend

  • FUAD
    Jan 26, 2011 - 8:37PM

    @Waleed Shah:
    I support u my brother.You have said the word that we all muslim should say.Recommend

  • J Oberoi
    Jan 27, 2011 - 8:02AM

    I hope somebody can answer this question for me. It has been playing on my mind for a while. Why do Muslims always respond in the collective like “we Muslims”, “our Ummah” etc? Very few followers of religions other than Islam try to portray themselves as a collective identity. Is it because the followers think that they are being victimized or is it something that the religion itself instills into the followers?
    From what little I know of human behaviour, I can say that individuals are varied in a group. It takes all kinds to make up a group. Trying to arrive at a lowest (or highest) common denominator for a group is well-nigh impossible. ‘Group psychology” – when a consensus is arrived at, is often at odds with the individual nature of its constituents (often unflatteringly referred to as Mob Behaviour). Is this what we are witnessing here? I don’t mean for this post to be a confrontational one – merely an educational one. There are instances of this in other religions too but to a much lesser degree. I wonder if somebody can shed some light on this.Recommend

  • Nauman
    Jan 28, 2011 - 10:27AM

    @Waleed Shah:
    I totally agree with you ………. religion especially ISLAM is for guidance but now days we are using it to blame others or to prove them guilty…….we are hypocrite……..we are using all our efforts to prove others wrong ……… to justify our wrong doings….Recommend

  • Joakim von Sivers
    Jan 30, 2011 - 11:28PM

    These lightweight liberals are so light that they have often difficulty keep their feet on the ground.

    What these self hating Pakistanis donot tell us that even Indian audiance didnt like Veena’s antics on the show and called her garbage. However our so called liberal pundits are only interested in obfuscating the facts and telling us how bigotted we are as nation.

    Apparently, these days it is hip and liberal to bash one’s own country and values.Recommend

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