It seems like Veena Malik is on a Twitter rampage these days. Soon after her social media spat with Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik, the Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai starlet took to the platform once again to reiterate how she has left her “controversial” past and the film industry behind to turn over a new leaf. Veena began by recalling how it has been nearly five years since she last starred in a film.
“I am not part of the film industry anymore, for almost five years or more,” she tweeted.
“I went to the Kaabah thrice and cried and asked for forgiveness. I have changed and evolved and the world has transitioned as well.”
The actor also highlighted how she has consciously changed her style of dressing towards more modest clothing.
“My wardrobe has drastically changed from thongs to now, how any other Pakistani celebrity dresses,” Veena said.
She then recalled the controversial Indian magazine cover that had gotten everyone talking back in the day. The image showed a topless Veena covering herself with just her bare arms. But once again, she defended herself saying that the photo was not real.
“I have said it a 1,000 times: the cover of that magazine was a morphed image,” she tweeted further.
“They [people] think I am an easy pick. Character assassination is easy. Or that they can bring up my past to shut me up and pull me down. But let me tell you, that’s not happening. I’ll always bounce back. Our society needs to have more acceptance.”
Judging from her choice of words, she seemed quite upset. The Lollywood beauty asked Pakistanis to try and be more tolerant of others.
“Please don’t be such hypocrites,” she implored.
“Just because you think I am controversial doesn’t mean I am wrong. No. I can be as opinionated as any other human being and I can be right too. I am heartbroken and hurt. Please leave the past behind and move forward.”
Perhaps Veena was responding to Sania or netizens trolling her over Twitter.
Either way, soon after, Veena shared some links to magazine articles reporting her tiff with the Indian tennis star and her Pakistani husband saying, “While reporting a story, it is mandatory to report it in a neutral and unbiased way. The story/report should be complete and not altered as per your convenience.”
For the uninitiated, it all began when a video of Sania, Shoaib and the rest of the Pakistani cricket team enjoying a night out ahead of last Sunday’s match against India went viral. The troupe was seen at a sheesha café in Manchester, with the couple’s son Izhaan in tow. Veena called out Sania for taking her baby to the café, amid all the smoke, and she retaliated by asking the Pakistani actor to mind her own business.
According to Veena, Sania had also posted a tweet citing the afore-mentioned controversial magazine cover as a personal attack but later deleted it.
“If I were you, I’d be more worried about your kids seeing the ‘not so decent’ magazine cover you have done,” the deleted post allegedly read.
“You know it could be hazardous, right? But thank you, Veena, for being worried. Truly means a lot.”
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