Veena Malik makes it to Twitter trends

Published: January 22, 2011
Veena Malik takes Twitterati by storm after the airing of her exclusive interview on Express News. PHOTO: FILE

Veena Malik takes Twitterati by storm after the airing of her exclusive interview on Express News. PHOTO: FILE

Veena Malik takes Twitterati by storm after the airing of her exclusive interview on Express News. PHOTO: FILE  Screenshot of Veena Malik mentions showing on Twitter trends. PHOTO: SAMAD KHURRAM

Veena Malik took Pakistani Twitteratti by storm Friday night, reaching the top ten Twitter trends worldwide following her exclusive interview on Express News’ programme “Frontline with Kamran Shahid”, after her return to Pakistan from India.

ProPakistani, the Pakistani telecom and IT news website, reported that Veena Malik became the first Pakistani woman ever to trend on Twitter worldwide.

Malik’s much controversial participation on the Indian reality TV show “Big Boss 4” had created much debate in Pakistan, with many accusing her of “not representing the Pakistani woman” on an international forum. There had been a surge of shows, articles and statements condemning her participation and performance on “Big Boss 4”.

Mentions of Veena Malik on the Twitter timeline on Friday started at 8pm when a private television channel aired a show discussing Malik’s participation on “Big Boss 4”. The mentions spiked when Express News aired an interview with her at 10pm. While many Twitter users came out voicing their appreciation for the stance she had presented on the show, others condemned Malik for her performance.

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  • anie
    Jan 22, 2011 - 1:47PM

    Veena, my respect for for increased by a million points…you are amazing!Recommend

  • Adnan S. Khan
    Jan 22, 2011 - 2:37PM

    People should criticize and discuss other issues such as terrorism and corruption instead of some model/actress…. She was right about being a ‘soft target’. How about Hafiz Saeed?Recommend

  • Rashid Murtaza
    Jan 22, 2011 - 3:28PM

    I think she is not important enough to be discussed every where.Recommend

  • Shireen Khan
    Jan 22, 2011 - 3:52PM

    As a Pakistani woman, I say well done Veena for having the courage to take on these self professed bearers of Islam, the Mullahs, who are, as you rightly said, the sinners for not lowering their gaze and for judging others. We need more people like Veena Malik who show the courage of their convictions and stop these fundamentalists from preaching hate. Recommend

  • Sheena
    Jan 22, 2011 - 5:28PM

    @Shireen Khan:
    I don’t care if she is tagged as a Pakistani but I do like her. She is not a pretender like others Pakistanis.She is a courageus and bold lady. She can do what she likes and doesn’t care of so called mulas.I do appreciate her performance in BigBoss4. We do need women like her who know how to ( Mulas ki band bajaana…lol.)Recommend

  • fyza javed
    Jan 22, 2011 - 5:30PM

    i was ashamed to watch veena mailk debating with religious scholar and how she glared when he talked about husnojamal..she is not worth discussing and i did’nt like the way kamran carried that interview its just stupid ratingsRecommend

  • misbah
    Jan 22, 2011 - 5:56PM

    i will always love and respect u a pakistani educated girl i am not ashmaed of u..u r my role model for ur bravery and straightforward nature…we ar4e wid just move aheadRecommend

  • Aftab A Khan
    Jan 22, 2011 - 6:02PM

    Veena i watch the T V Interview the way u took left and right to the MULLA is mind blowing Keep it up . You are not a hippo- crate as these so called Mullas they come on the T V to become famous. Kamran the way u took the Interview was not up to the mark . Hats off VEENA MalikRecommend

  • Doctor Maheen
    Jan 22, 2011 - 6:31PM

    Veena Malik, i am urdu speaking , alvi, in punjab alvi are known as Maliks, and you the meaning and histry of maliks, they came to indiapak region with Mahmood Ghaznavi, they were called maliks meaning helperrs, they helped Mahmood Ghaznavi in his Jehad.
    Through out British era till now maliks are known as marshal race, dignified live with **honour.
    Shame on you. You said because of you a non muslim offered namaz. He is a non muslim. Did you convert him to muslim, no , so what does he knows about Namaz salah.
    By your actions you seem to be a non muslim, and i as Pakistani disowen you.
    Dr MaheenRecommend

  • Nawal
    Jan 22, 2011 - 6:57PM

    Veena’s character on Big Boss was definatly insulting 4 pakistan..if she would have gone in Big Brother(america) she would not have to face such criticism but INDIA!!!
    As a muslim she should have refraind from all those habits she adoptd during the show…..having an affair with Ishmeet Patel,saying Om during her exercise n doing those scenes with the guy…….She destroy hr own image…Recommend

  • Shireen Khan
    Jan 22, 2011 - 7:02PM

    @ Sheena. I do not think you understood me, I like and admire Veena Malik, it is the Mullahs who are the sinners for judging her as Islam says let God be the judge of people…….Recommend

  • Jan 22, 2011 - 7:42PM

    daring to take on a mullah, thats courage :)Recommend

  • Jan 22, 2011 - 7:48PM

    I saw some of the clips on Youtube. I am not into reality shows. Therefore, I don’t watch them. Many do. Veena was playing to win those viewers over and stay on the show for 84 days. I think that it is an achievement for those who are into those things. Some play online games. Some people watch cricket. And some people watch these silly reality shows. More power to them.

    Pakistan is one of the most self-righteous countries in the world. Hypocrisy abounds.

    It took a woman to face the illiterate mullah who did not hesitate issuing fatwas without even witnessing what she might of might not have done. The same thing happened when another mullah “witnessed” against Aasia Bibi to condemn her to death.

    Well done Veena. More people need to stand up against these illiterate, crazy and very dangerous people.Recommend

  • Gungho
    Jan 22, 2011 - 8:45PM

    Veena you are awesome. I am proud of you.Recommend

  • Qadeer Ahmed
    Jan 22, 2011 - 9:39PM

    She’s the black sheep of Pakistan.Recommend

  • imkarachi
    Jan 22, 2011 - 10:23PM

    Definitely this is a shame for those who still love Pakistan cultureRecommend

  • Asad
    Jan 23, 2011 - 2:17AM

    Wow – didn’t realise that hugging , kissing, sleeping next to random bloke will be this much appreciated in Pakistan. Let’s now make Pakistan a sex free state and enjoy the liberation :-) Recommend

  • extrovertleo
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:13AM

    Veena! What you have done is excellent and we all are with you so keep going on and do not look behind to listen the commetns of jealous people… They just need some topic to be discussed and the way you replied was awesome….Recommend

  • Javeria Khan
    Jan 23, 2011 - 9:38AM

    More power to Veena Malik. She raised some immensely powerful points! loved her in that interview! Recommend

  • vijay kapur
    Jan 23, 2011 - 11:29AM

    nawal, why are are u squirming when veena has done only what she normally does in pakistan. Saying”Om” during exercise, goodness which world are u from ?? Recommend

  • Asim Jasmshed
    Jan 23, 2011 - 3:50PM

    people have no rite to abuse veena..instead of blaming others and making issues,we hould first improve ourself.Recommend

  • Jan 24, 2011 - 1:22AM

    Veena, you have to face these can not hide your self behind the wall. you and other actress like you are Responsible for spoiling the image of ISLAM and Pakistan.Recommend

  • Annie
    Jan 24, 2011 - 12:06PM

    Its great to see someone taking responsibility of her acts and standing up against the hypocrates of the society. I had never admired her more than after the show of last week.Recommend

  • Annie
    Jan 24, 2011 - 12:07PM

    Its great to see someone taking responsibility of her acts and standing up against the hypocrites of the society. I had never admired her more than after the show of last week.Recommend

  • Timur Beg
    Jan 24, 2011 - 12:40PM

    Remided me of Jerry Springer Show- The increase the ratings at the expense of Veena!Recommend

  • Ahsan Butt
    Jan 25, 2011 - 1:26AM

    @all those people who are favoring the Veena Malik’s acts in the India

    If you are a female then go and follow her if they can. But mostly preferably would not do this. and men who are in the favour of her acts go and put their mothers and sisters out of their homes and say them to act like Veena Malik in the front of the world. I hope they will not do this. shame for those people who are appreciating or protecting Veena.
    because if you are praising her than go and do like what she did in India.Recommend

  • Ahsan Butt
    Jan 25, 2011 - 1:30AM

    @Shireen Khan:
    Shireen Khan go out and act what veena did in India. shame for those who are praising Veena on this vulgarity. Shireen if you are having the point that Veena did good in India. then go and teach your daughter to act like her. women are not knowing that by this they are losing their dignity.Recommend

  • zain
    Jan 25, 2011 - 10:37AM

    i m the fan of veena malik, i want to talk with her, i have seen all episodes of big boss again and again only for veena malik,
    but i have not any mobile or email address of her, so what can i doooooooooRecommend

  • zain
    Jan 25, 2011 - 10:44AM

    big boss was only reality show like a movie
    when you will be do some tasks in big boss this will not be as ur real life, like a movie
    directors make a movies
    big boss make reality shows


    if veena malik is Accused for doing his reality show
    then meera is also Accused for doing act in Nazar movieRecommend

    Jan 25, 2011 - 10:54AM

    Ahsan, this is not a matter of praising her or disagreeing with her behaviour… I would not behave like that but I respect her RIGHTS to choose her path. This is about people trying to put fatwas on a Pakistani actress because she wore dresses and flirted with a guy. By the way, if you take a look at all the golden old Pakistani films from decades ago, you would see a Pakistani actress dressed in a two piece, singing, dancing, and yes, flirting with a male. This is not a NEW phenomenon. Do you want to put a fatwa on all the old Pakistani actors and their classic music?

    @Ahsan The only thing that is NEW and WORRYING in Pakistan is that suddenly this makes it justifiable to put a fatwa on her head and viciously attack her and put her family in danger. You have NO RIGHT to judge her, because who are you? Only Allah judges people. She prays every day and even taught a kafar to pray. She taught India about Pakistan’s plight with the floods. What have you ever done that you think you can talk down about someone and say they “deserve” something like death for this? It’s her LIFE. The Pakistani media are only attacking her because they would rather avoid the real issues, thousands of murders and rapes and NO ONE puts a fatwa on those MEN. They are attacking a WOMAN, trying to rip out her throat like blood thirsty wolves just because she showed skin and flirted? This is ridiculous and I am truly disappointed in the Pakistani media for stirring this up.Recommend

  • khalil
    Jan 25, 2011 - 2:46PM

    Veena Malik and other must know this important aspect that
    Every Pakistani represents his country so every one should be careful about their acts.

    Every person is answerable to the almighty Allah so every body should keep this in mind.

    Pakistani nation are very much disappointed when you dress, when you walk, and when you talk even Hindus were saying what is happening in the Bigg boss.

    Kindly watch comments of Sameer Sohni, Manoj Tiwari, Sara, Dolly Bindra and other participants of Bigg Boss Season 4 who was also surprise to see her acts in the reality show

    If veena are in a view that it was the demand of that show will she reply us was she the only female in the show, why no one criticizing other female participants????Why

    She proudly says in the show that she want to be settled in INDIA and get marry here it is on record any body can check via internet any time.


  • aim
    Jan 25, 2011 - 3:29PM

    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 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. Ppl who’re supporting her must be those who havenot seen her in BB. I watched each n evry episode of hers and that’s why hated her for what she did over there
    She can’t be excuses for malign pakistan n muslims.She should be banned Recommend

  • aim
    Jan 25, 2011 - 3:31PM

    It’s not the qs of how she dressed .It how she conducted over there.If dress was the only thing then that can be excused but not all the vulgar stuffRecommend

  • Ahsan Butt
    Jan 25, 2011 - 4:02PM

    whenever there is a start of new chaos or perversity in the ambient of a country, we should come forward to stop this and condemn this as much as possible. whatever she did in the front of a camera, no body have done in that show. i am sure u would agree with it. and that guy spoiled her in that program and make a fun of her. what would you get if you indulge your faith in doing some prohibited acts and impress your non-muslim partner and then perform a prayers which is merely a yoga exercise to the other person. Did you get something from this. what we have learned from the Islam that show your prudish and well morale in such a way that the other person impressed by your behaviour and accept Islam.
    what veena did is exercised that guy on the cost of her eman not her moderate behaviour.

    But i am agree on this that we should not only condemn veena for this. PEMRA is also equally culprit on this sin as Veena.
    Take a example for this scenario

    One day i was looking at a field and watching plant and asking question from myself that what kind of plant this kind and what would be the fruit which out posterity would get.
    when would i know about that plant? obviously when first fruit of that plant grow up and show the specie of that crop. what if that fruit is of a heroin. Then i come to know the specie of that crop. I would go and pull out all the roots of those plants and try to never grow them up ever.
    same with this scenario
    Veena is the fruit not first but a prominent fruit of that plant. so this is showing the kind of crop which belongs to our Pakistani Media. Yes our media is destroying our posterity. Now all of us should cut off the root of that crop not a single fruit. Veena should be condemn but thanks to Veena she marked and show us the real picture of our film industry. now its depend on us how do we take this issue and either go to cut off the roots of this vulgarity.
    Thanks for Veena
    Wake up PEMRARecommend

  • Rakshanda Khattack
    Jan 26, 2011 - 10:37AM

    @Ahsan Butt – You seemed obsessed as to what Veena Malik did and did not do on a reality show where “antics” is what sells the show. Most of the women with the exception of a few are comfortable with her but the male population has a false sense of trying to be in control and being the moral brigade. You all have written a code of behaviors of how Venna should have acted and how you would expect her to act in India.
    But you forget the fact that Venna is a legal adult, and she does not have to explain herself to anyone specially you! If any one supports Venna then you blast them; what gives you the authority to be judge and jury?. You have no right to tell Venna supporters that they should pass on to their children of the patterns of Veena;s behavior.
    I think your lambasting @Shireen Khan: or @Sheena is beyond pale. I as a Pakistani woman stand in solidarity with strong women and we will educate, teach and love our daughters in any way we please. You and your Mufti friends cannot and will not tell us what to do, how to act and what to wear. We do not and will not have you judge us, and any others who are using Islam as a wedge to threaten and control Pakistani women are getting a wake up call.
    Pakistani women have arrived, we are strong – independent and join us or get OUT of the WAY! Recommend

  • Ahsan Butt
    Jan 27, 2011 - 1:04AM

    @Rakshanda Khattack:
    You people want to make this country secular and abide by the laws made by Aleister Crowley’s conspiracy theory. If you don’t know its theory I tell you. Crowley wrote a book named the book of law. He said whatever a human want to do, can do, and whatever it do, is a law. Human made its own law and follow it. Crowley is considered to be the world’s most sick minded person. And he said I wrote this book with the direction of devil. Plz read about it in details. He gives the idea of secularism.
    For God sake in every religion it is been taught that prohibit others who do wrong. This world is very confused about it. I am asking a question, police and court are been established? To prevent people from doing wrong acts and try to save and preserve peace in the world.
    What Veena did in the screen, had been watched by many people. Her acts seduce the many people. And I don’t know how many people raped or intentionally involved of sex after watching these kind of shows. Don’t you think it is an ethical crime? Women’s rights Bill was rescinded by the government why? Because this may affects the purity of society. Where is the civilization of western countries heading? So, do you want to see their chaos here? Veena has the right to do any any Anything but only within the confine of its room from where nobody else got any seduction from her. At this level she is responsible of her act. But if she do anything in the front of millions people we should condemn her and make her feel she did wrong.Recommend

  • zain
    Jan 27, 2011 - 9:13AM

    anybody know the contact no of Veena malik, i love to talk her, i m fan of her, but i have not found her number from any site, please tell me any personRecommend

  • Mateen Parwez
    Jan 27, 2011 - 6:18PM

    I have seen you in Big Boss and the interview on India TV.My reading and observation os that you are an intelligent lady.You speak well, act well you have good command over Urdu and English.I think Shweta Tiwari hasn’t got the fame which you got.You are a perfect drama queen.You know very well how cash the opportunity and you did it.But a great mistake you have done that you argued with Ulaima.You not only argued but you opened many hidden things in front of the whole world which people are not aware of and I am sure what you spoke about madarsa you are not having proof of it.You told you are a muslim is it a true image of a muslim girl you are portraying? You are not representing Pakistan only but you are representing muslim girls,and muslim girls are not like that.SHARM O HAYA auraton ka zewar hai.Unfortunately you don’t have.(video clip Big Boss)Recommend

  • Marni
    Jan 31, 2011 - 4:10AM

    Veena you are truely a brave person and good on you! Don’t worry this will all be forgotten as soon as another victim comes along.. Respect xxRecommend

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