I'm an actor, not an ISI agent: Veena Malik

Published: February 16, 2012

New controversy erupts as Indian Court orders probe into possibility of Veena spying for Pakistan. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Pakistani actor Veena Malik’s controversial ISI tattoo caused a stir on both sides of the border, but it seems some Indians have taken the message in the photo shoot literally. Allegations have arisen that Veena is working as a spy with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – a rumour she has been quick to deny and term “nonsense”.

“One day I am accused of being aggressive, and the next day a spy. I am an actress. I don’t like being given such labels. People should respect me. I am an honest person who is just doing her work,” the actress was quoted as saying.

The latest controversy erupted after a court order to look into a complaint that Veena was spying for Pakistan. Delhi police investigated the matter and reported that Veena had denied the allegations. The original complainant had said that Veena’s tattoo in a risque photo shoot for FHM magazine indicated that she was spying for the intelligence agency.

In response to this charge, Veena’s international manager Nisha Sahdev said:

“We see and hear stories in the press daily on Veena Malik. We choose to let them be, but on this occasion we must clear that Veena has all the proper paperwork to enter and exit countries she works in and holds all the rightful documents for each project. These comments are unnecessary and time consuming.”

Veena is currently focusing on the release of her three Bollywood films and a reality TV show.

Reader Comments (32)

  • whatever
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:12PM

    LMAO! Indian agencies are wasting their time xP

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  • Feb 16, 2012 - 3:13PM

    Wah ray public-city !

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  • nskhan
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:15PM

    How great you are V.Malik. Each should learn from you how to remain in news. Do not worry now many days you will be discussed from this new agle of being agent of ISI. ET also knows how to get best of yours.Recommend

  • Feb 16, 2012 - 3:18PM

    Three cheers for the original complainant’s brains for choosing Veena’s tattoo in that photo shoot for FHM magazine as an indication that she is a spy. Awesome stuff… The court sounds even smarter in the case for ordering a probe into the complaint. Nehle pe Dehla…

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  • truth is bitter
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:24PM

    what a joke !Recommend

  • sashayub
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:33PM

    i doubt the seriousness of any person or court who takes anything to do with Veena Malik seriously!

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  • truth is bitter
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:34PM

    what a joke !

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  • Mehul Kamdar
    Feb 16, 2012 - 3:54PM

    The entire claim of Imam Mahidul Hassan and the seriousness with which the Delhi police took it, sparks of a Mullah Nasruddin joke. One would think that the good Imam, the Delhi police and the Indian Court System would have better things to do than to investigate nonsensical claims of these kinds, but no, they have to indulge in their James Bond – ian fantasies and spend time and public money on the effort. It must get boring in New Delhi these days, and these people must have a considerable amount of time to spare. On the positive side, all of this offers the rest of the world considerable amount of entertainment in otherwise gloomy times.

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  • Asher
    Feb 16, 2012 - 4:05PM

    Any news article concerning sex, drugs or Veena is bound to stir up the most heated debate and highest number of comments. Now FIGHT!!!

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  • Feb 16, 2012 - 4:14PM

    I validated.. she is not a spy…

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  • Feb 16, 2012 - 4:26PM

    Veena U and ur cheap publicity stunts, I hate both of them

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  • Ahmed
    Feb 16, 2012 - 5:18PM

    @Mehul Kamdar: Yes you are right but Imam Mahidul Hassan must be smart. He must have enjoyed the media coverage after this “revelation” or he must be having good relations with veena to make her more famous. ..haha.. last narrative will be good one.. we love consipiracy theories and that is why we don’y know anything about OBL ;).

    But anyways she is nice and brave girl. It must be very tough for someone like her to be able to assert her version of feminism against the conservative society.

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  • Tariq
    Feb 16, 2012 - 5:27PM

    My request to the Express Tribune: stop sexualising your front page. You could easily have people reading this article without the need to attract them through the photo you have chosen. Grow up and separate yourself from the rest.

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  • ayesha azeem
    Feb 16, 2012 - 5:35PM

    Veena’s nude photoshoot and that ISI Tattoo was all planned by indians so that they could disrespect Pakistan ISI through Veena and that Tattoo..Veena Malik is a Fool gir who couldnt understand indian’s plan neither in Bigg boss nor in all this..Now Veena is ready to get into another Controversy through her SWAYAMVAR…Grow up VEENA..

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Feb 16, 2012 - 6:56PM

    @Mehul Kamdar:

    The entire claim of Imam Mahidul
    Hassan and the seriousness with which
    the Delhi police took it, sparks of a
    Mullah Nasruddin joke.

    In this case, the police and court do not have a choice. They are forced to act.

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  • Chacha
    Feb 16, 2012 - 7:47PM

    Firstly – it was muslims in India who filed the case against Veena – piqued by her behaviour. They could not get her stoned to death so accused her of being a spy.

    Second, if a case is filed, police do investigate in India. Rajiv Gandhi’s killers are in jail, and Indira Gandhi’s killers were executed. Mahatma Gandhi’s killer was a RSS hindu – and he was hanged. Same perhaps cannot be said about Benazir’s killers.

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  • well-wisher
    Feb 16, 2012 - 7:54PM

    The Indian police is not dumb to investigate Veena as an ISI spy since no foreign spy would openly disclose his/her identity. However if Veena wants some more publicity, she should now wear a tatoo of RAW on her body and circulate these photographs as done before and wait for a massive negative response from Pakistanis and applause from the Indians.

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  • Nadir
    Feb 16, 2012 - 8:03PM

    Why is everyone so surprised? Dont we accuse everyone and everything in Pakistan as a “foreign hand”, CIA, RAW, MOSSAD agent?

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  • Indian muslim
    Feb 16, 2012 - 8:35PM

    Muslims in my country also are not having liberal mindset but things are changing very fast and people are coming into mainstream bcoz of govt intervention. Unfortunately India was not becoming polio free due to opposition from Mullah against the drugs. These mullahs have nothing else to do but issue useless fatwas.

    Thanks to Muslims like veena and others who will be worshiped in future for going against the highly conservative muslim society.

    It must be mentioned here that Saudi arabia does not sent women athletes in Olympics. Shame on so called rich county. rich for men but slavery for women.

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  • fara
    Feb 16, 2012 - 8:48PM

    Please dont give her that much credit…ISI Spy…LMAO

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  • bob
    Feb 16, 2012 - 8:48PM

    …… People should respect me. I am an honest person who is just doing her work…
    How funny…..

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  • nskhan
    Feb 16, 2012 - 9:52PM

    @bob:
    seems to be alergic to bold ladies.

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  • HRK
    Feb 16, 2012 - 10:19PM

    For once and all, could ET explain why everything she says becomes ET’s top news? There are better things to report on!

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  • ALI
    Feb 16, 2012 - 11:07PM

    At every level this country(India) defames us and our people. Have we lost our Honor and Dignity for the sake of some media fame??

    I remember what happened to Rahat fateh Ali Khan…and specially Atif Aslam. Still our so called artists want to go and serve indians?

    ehsaas-e-kamtri nay humay barbaad kerdia hae!

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  • shaheena
    Feb 16, 2012 - 11:30PM

    We, the people of Pakistan, are happy to accept Sania mirza in Pakistan. In return, we shall more than happy if someone from india is ready to marry Veena Malik. Salman khan can be a good candidate to marry her.
    Please take my suggestion seriously

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  • Feb 17, 2012 - 12:06AM

    With her choice of outfits and her big mouth, I think Veena reveals too much to make a spy.

    http://www.riazhaq.com/2011/12/veena-malik-challenges-pakistans.html

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  • Parvez
    Feb 17, 2012 - 12:26AM

    If its true then full marks to the ISI for doing something that at least looks ………. a little over-the-top but fantastic all the same.

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Feb 17, 2012 - 1:50AM

    Indian courts and agencies also live juicy cases like this. Such cases are like a entertainment for agencies/ police. Don’t take it seriously. Spies don’t carry name plates and their affiliations on their body.. May be she has ISI tattoo for some other reason. May be ISI are the initias for something else. In India we have ISI mark for the quality certification of goods. May ISI in Veena’s case is India’s quality certification mark… Whatever, Veena is areal Iron lady of Sub-continent.

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  • Aryan
    Feb 17, 2012 - 1:50AM

    @shaheena:
    I thought Sania was in Dubai. However compared to ‘Brangelina’, ‘Salsania’, ‘Salmania’ or ‘ Salnia’ as combination does not sound good.

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  • Zalim singh
    Feb 17, 2012 - 9:50AM

    no prob either way

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  • Sukhdeep
    Feb 17, 2012 - 1:23PM

    Make sure the person who filed complain was not sent by veena herself..

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  • Organization of Pure Profit
    Feb 18, 2012 - 11:07AM

    Indian Justice System is Misogynist and Anti-Feminist! Hence proven by Veena Malik! This is a grave incident of a Human Rights Violation Against Working Women in India!

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