Pakistani model Veena Malik hit three sensitive issues with one picture – India, morality and the military. No stranger to controversy, she appeared in an objectionable pose on the cover of an Indian fashion magazine on Friday with a tattoo that says “ISI” written clearly on one arm. The editor of FHM magazine, Kabir Sharma, insisted that the picture had not been doctored and that the idea behind the tattoo was “to show that the ISI had a hand in everything” as was said in India.
Veena Malik said that the picture had been morphed and that she had done a “bold shoot” but not a nude shoot. “By this I mean that I was wearing modern clothes.” She said that the photo was supposed to be superimposed with an ISI tattoos. “I have never posed nude. I know my limits,” she told the media, adding “I will take legal action against the magazine.” FHM India’s editor, Kabir Sharma, said that the magazine could prove the photo’s authenticity.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2011.