After making waves on Indian reality TV show Bigg Boss, Veena Malik and Ashmit Patel are set to star together on the silver screen now.
The actor, who recently celebrated her 25th birthday, will star alongside Ashmit in the upcoming movie Super Model.
Despite rumors of a relationship and their onscreen intimacy on the reality TV show, Veena had earlier said that Ashmit was “her buddy” and that there was nothing beyond friendship between the two of them.
“Veena's life as a celebrity has also gone through many phases and many controversies surrounding her and professionally also she is a successful model and actress, and is the apt choice for the film,” says the director Navin Batra.
The film will be shot in Fiji and Australia.
The actor has been at the centre of a number of controversies in both India and Pakistan. 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.
Veena is currently focusing on the release of her Bollywood films and a reality TV show.