Veena Malik defends ISI tattoo for FHM photo shoot

"In India everything is referred to ISI... Even if a very small thing happens, they say ISI is behind it," says...


Afp December 03, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani model and actor Veena Malik defended on Saturday her front cover photos for men's magazine FHM, where she appeared with ISI tattooed on her arm, but denied the photo shoot involved any nudity.

"In India everything is referred to ISI (Pakistan's spy agency Inter Services Intelligence)", she told Geo TV. "Even if a very small thing happens, they say ISI is behind it. Everybody blames ISI for everything."

Malik said the original idea had been Kabeer Sharma's, editor of FHM's Indian edition, but that the photos had been "morphed".

"He told me that (the tattoo) will be very bold and will cover the upper portion of the body, which it did not.

"I agreed to a photo shoot and having an ISI tattoo in a humorous way but I did not have any nude photos. My pictures have been morphed," said Malik.

"They have the videos of the shoot but it would be in clothes and not without clothes," the actress said.

Also speaking to Geo, Sharma said Malik had been "very excited for this shoot" and the tattoo by the makeup artist had been "in very thin font, but (Malik) asked to make a bold tattoo of ISI".

COMMENTS (67)

Siddique Malik | 9 years ago | Reply

@Rafi Ka Deewana: Crrection to my earlier post: I meant to say the following: I see no difference between the laws that force women not to wear certain garments and Saudi and Taliban laws that force women to wear the same garments.

Siddique Malik | 9 years ago | Reply

@kamran: Modernity here is not in the sense that a Muslim "sister" decided to ditch clothes and just hide whatever she could with her "bare" hands; it is in the sense she did that on her own free will. That's modernity. On the other hand, mullahs force women to wear burqas and hijabs and this and that and stone them to death in football stadiums for simply going out to earn an honest and honorable living; that is backwardness. Just like I will uphold Veena's right to wear whatever she wants to -- or perhaps not even that -- I would uphold the right of a woman to wear a burqa or a hijab or very conservative excessive clothing if she does that on her own free will. That's modernity. That's why I condemn French and Turkish laws disallowing women to wear hijabs and veils. I see no difference between these laws that force women not to wear what Saudi and Taliban laws force them to wear. It's the freedom, stupid, that constitutes modernity, not the stupid clothes. I suppose since you live in and I quote you, “my backward society,” you wouldn’t understand this modern concept. Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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