Pakistani actor Veena Malik snubbed rumours alleging that she assaulted co-actor, Vedita Pratap Singh, during the shooting of Mumbai 125k. “Who is this girl and why should I be insecure of her? She (Vedita) just wants to get cheap publicity at my cost. Every third person wants to be associated with me just to garner publicity,” Malik said over the phone from Dubai, according to timesofindia.com
The website also quotes the actor as saying, “It is a concocted story, I am in Dubai since the last 30 days. So, how can I manhandle or hurt her. The incident, which she claims to be real, is actually a reel shot and the injuries seen on her forehead were made up for the shot.”
Director of the film Hemant Madhukar verified Malik’s stand and said, “I am not aware of any such incident on the set of my film. Since December 24, Veena has not shot a single scene for us. I don’t know what Vedita is talking about.”
Earlier, Singh had said that Malik had deliberately hurt her while filming the sequence for the horror thriller film. “It was an action sequence. I was supposed to be beaten up. I don’t know what happened to Veena. She actually hurt me and she did it so badly that I had nail marks on my body.”
However in the recent course of events, Vedita has not replied to any of the statements made by Malik and Madhukar.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 31st, 2012.