Veena Malik: Pakistan’s Paris Hilton

Published: February 28, 2012

Notorious actor-cum-model Veena Malik parties it up for her 25th birthday. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: 

While the Oscars were taking place in Hollywood this Sunday, something of equal, if not greater, importance was taking place in Mumbai — Veena Malik’s ‘happy birthday’. And that too, her 25th! Was it the 25th time she celebrated her 25th birthday, we don’t know, but here’s what the disarming, and often brightly lit ‘Channo’ had to say to The Express Tribune via a phone interview about the affair.

The jetsetter

It was only a week back; Malik was kicking up her heels in Dubai, when she was suddenly hounded by her Bollywood friends to come down to India to celebrate. Malik says, “My manager was like, ‘we should do something, let’s go out and party’, ‘after all, it is your birthday’.

But, lo and behold, there was an entire hoopla already arranged for her thanks to her Mumbai 125 km, Zindagi 50/50 and Daal Mein Kuch Kala Hai cast. “They threw a surprise party for me and so many people came to wish me. I had a great time.”

This led to our obvious question, “Is this really your 25th birthday?” The cheeky star replied, “How old do you think I look?” Before we could fathom an answer, she shared her well-rehearsed birth date “I was born February on 26, 1987”.

Veena imported

Malik, the high achiever, also has her sights set on a few international projects with a couple of projects already lined up for the near future. When asked details about said projects, she said, “It is too soon to disclose any information regarding them. But, yes, there is a British film.”

When it comes to Bollywood, she has just signed a contract for a film called Supermodel which is opposite none other than Indian actor and ex-flame Ashmit Patel. She adds, “This is where people will get to see the rocking chemistry between Ashmit Patel and myself, long after the ‘Bigg Boss’ episode.”

When asked what this project will entail, Malik adds, “It will be shot in Australia and the Fiji Island and since I love travelling, it will be super fun.” When she’s not busy with Patel, filming that is, she plans to be part of a few Indian fashion shows as well.

‘Veena ka Vivaah’ 

On what she is looking forward to the most, she shares, “its ‘Veena ka Vivaah’.” By that she means the show “Swayamvar: Season Four” where she will be selecting her swami for life. God bless the man! She is currently busy short-listing the candidates. We don’t know which comes more of a surprise, the fact that there is a show titled that or the fact that there are lots of candidates.

When asked if she misses her country, she replied, “Bohot yaad ata hai Pakistan. Every year, I used to celebrate my birthday in Pakistan with my family and friends.” Does she have any plans of visiting Pakistan soon, she says, “Yes, in 2013!” — Mufti Sahab, take notice!

EDITED BY SABA KHALID

Published in The Express Tribune, February 29th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (19)

  • Sajid Ali
    Feb 28, 2012 - 10:43PM

    I really love her height..she is 5’6, I am 5’4..shorter than her

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  • RJ
    Feb 28, 2012 - 10:46PM

    Did she get a time machine for her birthday?…When she was making a fool of herself on Bigg Boss 4, she would often mention she was 26….and the Bigg Boss official website had her age down as 32….Not sure what is more annoying, her constant attention seeking behavior or the lies?

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  • Falcon
    Feb 28, 2012 - 11:13PM

    Well…Veena is celebrating 25th Birthday for the 25th time ;)

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  • SaudiRules
    Feb 28, 2012 - 11:48PM

    Happy, B’day Veeeeeenaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!Doesnt matter how old she is, she looks young and beautiful. She is thousands times better than the hypo-critters others. She is more of a mard than most of mard-e-momins in pakistan. Bravo!Recommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 29, 2012 - 12:19AM

    This girl deserves an Oscar, only thing is the Academy will have to think up a special category for her.

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  • amir
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:15AM

    Paris Hilton isn’t something to be prod of. In fact, even her own Grandpa disowned her. But Veena isn’t far behind.

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  • GhostRider
    Feb 29, 2012 - 8:45AM

    I ve been watching her since i was a teenager…I am 25 now…for how many years she would remain 25 i wonder

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  • Raz
    Feb 29, 2012 - 8:47AM

    She stands out of the crowd when it comes to be courageous and straight forward, unlike all those hypocrites in showbiz. She surely deserves the Oscar if there a category of being ‘COURAGEOUS’ is started. She has made shut up mullahs in one sitting only. What a brave woman she is! Bravo

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  • Shyam
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:06AM

    Veena malik is self made, paris hilton was born to a rich father

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  • Zalim singh
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:08AM

    does age matter? veena is 18 yrs old, if you see her maturity.

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  • aasim
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:26AM

    Who cares she just wants cheap publicity!! 25 i think she must be 35 years old……

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  • Citizen
    Feb 29, 2012 - 9:27AM

    Go girl !

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  • Ich Dien
    Feb 29, 2012 - 10:31AM

    Veena Malik born February on 26, 1987. That would mean she was only 13 years old when she co starred in “Tere Pyar Main” coz that movie was released in the year 2000. Also she claims to hold a BA in Sociology, Psychology and Persian, i wonder if she got that degree before she started her movie career or after.

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  • ayesha azeem
    Feb 29, 2012 - 12:30PM

    ALL Veena Want is PUBLICITY……….

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  • Kaleem
    Feb 29, 2012 - 2:14PM

    25? reverse the figures and she is nearing that

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  • Feb 29, 2012 - 5:24PM

    @amir: Dude! that was the point….

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  • khan
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:23PM

    I’m turning 25 this year and I’ve been seeing Veena on tv since I had just turned a teenager. What the crap is this.. LOL.

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  • raw is war
    Feb 29, 2012 - 6:43PM

    Paris hilton herself is 31 now.

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  • Umair
    Feb 29, 2012 - 7:32PM

    I think she’s been in showbiz for more than 10 years. I remember; she didn’t look 15 years old in her first television appearance. But she doesn’t look 35 years old either.

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