Veena Malik's 'holi' moment

Published: March 8, 2012
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Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY Veena celebrates Holi for the first time in India. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

In an unexpected but colourful surprise, Pakistani actor and model Veena Malik played Holi for the first time in India with Aanand Balraj and Kishore Bhanushali for Daal me kuch kaala hai at B R Studios in Juhu.

The actor was on her way to the studios for a scheduled dubbing for her first Bollywood film when director Aanand Balraj splashed Veena with colour in celebration of the religious festival. Veena and Aanand were joined by Kishore Bhanushali and writer Vijay Akela who dashed out of the studio to join in.

The enthused actor, who said this was her first time playing Holi in India, danced to her song Madam Malai and Bombay with Kishore Bhanushali and Aanand Balraj. She also told media “We played Holi with natural colours which is eco friendly and which is good for the face and body…Aanand got the gulaal made by natural herbs.”

Veena is in Juhu for her debut film Daal me kuch kaala Hai which is releasing in May 2012.

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Reader Comments (141)

  • Umer
    Mar 8, 2012 - 7:52PM

    Seriously???

    do we really need to post all vulgar pictures???

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  • sandeep limaye
    Mar 8, 2012 - 7:57PM

    she looks cute she will be a big name in bollywood soon.

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  • Mar 8, 2012 - 7:59PM

    ET knows how to get hits on web. Veena + cleavage and call it colorful surprise.

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  • Shocked
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:00PM

    It’s her right to live as she wishes. Try focusing your attention on acid attack victims, and women who live under fear of male oppression, forced conversions and marriages and face so many barriers to basic human rights, education and the like. Do that and the world will respect us. Focus your unwarranted attention on the private lives of people, and you’ll make a joke of Pakistan like you made when the nude Veena issue started. Grow up, do as you want but most importantly let others do what they want!Recommend

  • Mehran
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:04PM

    Holi is colorful festival and I think Muslims and Hindus should celebrate in Pakistan this festival together to bridge the gaps and promote inter-faith harmony.

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  • ASIF SUFI
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:07PM

    …and Tribune thinks this is worth publishing! What a waste of space!

    Tribune needs to get its priorities right.Recommend

  • Abdul Qayyum Bhatti
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:08PM

    holi hot hot hot…

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  • sandeep limaye
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:11PM

    you just look at her and forget that she is muslim, she is a woman beautiful woman. she has guts, she is confident and she would be a big star one day this is my prediction. note it down. one day you people would be proud of her.

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  • Shocked
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:13PM

    @Umer: How are these photos vulgar? Girls have breasts ( It’s a fact of life), okay? Deal with it. And btw she is clothed. Don’t start giving those stupid “tumhari maa behan” walay comments to support your argument! Because the “right of every person to do as he/she wishes” trumps all such comments by people like you. Recommend

  • Shakky
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:38PM

    @Umer: There’s nothing vulgar about the pictures. It’s art. Enjoy it!

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  • s shah
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:39PM

    I love Veena’s courage, self-confidence and joy for life. She is like a breath of fresh air. Good for you, Veena.

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  • ZYX
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:42PM

    ET is getting trashier and trashier by the day

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  • sick of this nonsense
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:48PM

    @ASIF SUFI:
    Im not complaining XD

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  • shahid
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:51PM

    @Mehran
    hoil is a festival of Hindus not of Muslims. so Muslims should celebrate there own festivals not of Hindus.

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  • THE
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:54PM

    When Veena Malik celebrates Holi in India and ET publishes her vulgar pictures, it’s “a woman’s freedom” but when Faryal Shah wants to convert to Islam in Pakistan, it’s “forced conversion”! These facists are so amusing!

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  • Mj
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:56PM

    @shahid:
    Do you have the right to decide for me or someone else what festivals I can or cannot celebrate?

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  • TalkSensePlz
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:06PM

    ET……show some taste please! Do the editors really think its worth publishing????

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  • WB
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:16PM

    What is wrong with our media?? Why is this news?? Show some taste, who cares about Veena Malik

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  • Rehan
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:28PM

    @ Shakky

    Is it really an art, if so then what type of art is it? :P

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  • Ebtesam Khalid
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:28PM

    Express Tribune: Please stop calling her a Pakistani again and again. Saying only Veena Malik would work! Please!!

    Pakistani women have dignity and a standard. Not all, but women in Pakistani Cinema don’t have the slightest tinge of a dignified Pakistani woman. Veena’s norms suit more that of our neighbours. She should stay there!

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  • Muhammad
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:36PM

    I care about Veena Malik and i want to know what is she up to. The media must show her activities. Pakistanis watch the most porn and then complain about morals and decency online…lolRecommend

  • sandeep limaye
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:43PM

    here no one is trying to convert veena. she will remain muslim till she wishes so. one of my friend has married to a muslim girl. she still keeps fast in ramzan and prays five times a day. she keeps her muslim name. this is the point why can’t in one family there are persons of differnt religion why can’t we choose or retain religian as we wish. this is the point.

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:47PM

    @Rehan:
    semi-nude art.

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  • Umer
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:50PM

    @Shocked:

    No sir. Respect privacy. Showing private parts is not freedom specially when promoting in a culture where its not common and this is a fact.

    My young brothers n sisters come on this website to seek news not porn. This is almost porn.

    Ppl defending this act of veena and posting it in public should use common sense. I don’t care what she does inside her home but what she does in public it has an effect on the society.

    Have some limits.

    Morally bankrupt indianized PakistanisRecommend

  • Katty
    Mar 8, 2012 - 9:58PM

    but CNN posts about Lady Gaga too, thats how media works… whats the problem???

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 8, 2012 - 10:02PM

    @Umer:

    your younger siblings may not be as innocent as you think.

    and these days getting food is difficult but porn is available free of cost, courtsey proliferation of mobiles, internet etc.

    so don’t bother about them, just prey that they don’t loose their heart in studies.

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  • sandeep limaye
    Mar 8, 2012 - 10:03PM

    what private parts! she is now public figure and showing her figures to public is nothing wrong. keep cool dudes

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  • Saad Raees
    Mar 8, 2012 - 10:13PM

    Haye ET has becoming a battleground for leftists and rightists of Pakistan, a news or blog is published and the war between the two starts, i love how they entertain us centrists and make our day!
    Proud to be a centrist!! haha

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  • Qasim
    Mar 8, 2012 - 10:14PM

    haha i am amused by mr umer’s comments…you need to correct your last statement. And who gave you the right to dictate others what they should do ? Its her own personal discretion, she has her own choice and free will. Let others live by their own principles not impose your opinions.

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  • Atul Shukla
    Mar 8, 2012 - 10:46PM

    @Umer:
    What is vulgar about the Picture.

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  • Mar 8, 2012 - 10:47PM

    @shahid: She is in India. Period. She will do what she choses to do! What will you do except cry? Sob Sob! Complain as much as you can! Nobody will listen! Because you are being a sexist! Stop now because she is in India.

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  • the rock
    Mar 8, 2012 - 10:54PM

    @THE:
    it seems that u know nothing about Rinkal’s (whom u r calling faryal) case. If u don’t know the reality then u don’t hav any right to comment on that.
    She was forcefully converted to Muslim. Not only girl’s parents but also some other Muslim well wishers of that girl are saying this.
    n the way naveed shah (the accused) was brought in the court n the way local influential MNA, (who’s a very influential wadera) n his supporters came to the court, is itself proof of the circumstances in which this case was handeled.

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  • Mar 8, 2012 - 10:58PM

    @Umer:
    yuks you sound so crude. It’s just a deep neck and alright in amchi Mumbai[ our Mumbai]. For us this is not wrong. What is wrong is kidnapping of a 17 yr old child by a mob and then forcibly marrying her off. Imagine what pain you people have caused the family of the kid. And at least Veena is protected in India. Can you imagine all those thugs wanting to harm her in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Mar 8, 2012 - 11:07PM

    Veena Malik is also quam ki beti. Please dont make vulgar comments against her at least on International Woman’s Day (which is also BTW today in case you have noticed).

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  • Abdullah
    Mar 8, 2012 - 11:20PM

    disgusting….

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  • Babur Chughtai
    Mar 8, 2012 - 11:27PM

    @Dr Priyanka: Tights and deep necks are popular in Pakistani cities like Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. But I am surprised at your attempt to show that women enjoy rights in India. ABC News, which is an American television network, has just published one of its most explosive stories yet, titled, India’s Deadly Secret. The secret is simple: Indian women have seen a genocide since 1980, with estimated 40 million Indian women killed, including unborn female babies, and baby girls buried alive immediately after birth. Please see the story here http://bit.ly/tHVRHI

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  • Maryam
    Mar 8, 2012 - 11:30PM

    And we’re supposed to look at it and take notice…..over and over and over agaiiiinnnnnnn?
    I’m up for all the media censorship, if that means making them broadcast some real news, that won’t hurt anyone except the corporates

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  • sonia
    Mar 8, 2012 - 11:37PM

    you rule veena baji! proud fan :)

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  • bingoo
    Mar 8, 2012 - 11:39PM

    Veena….Out of control

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  • harkol
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:12AM

    Umer: Really now! I’d say it isn’t sufficiently vulgar, by the standards of Times of India! ;)

    We in Sub-continent are such hypocrites. Why such Vulgar is published?? Because our countries are #1 and #2 in searching for porn and sex worldwide!

    And Veena is an eye candy!

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  • adam
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:24AM

    veena on sale

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  • Acorn Guts
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:27AM

    Keep classy ET.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:33AM

    One has to admit that Veena’s a colourful girl.

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  • Meera
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:42AM

    holi, lets play with veena!!!

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  • jibran
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:46AM

    Nation’s daughter looks Awesome. Keep it up.

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  • G. Din
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:57AM

    “India’s Deadly Secret. The secret is simple: Indian women have seen a genocide since 1980, with estimated 40 million Indian women killed, including unborn female babies, and baby girls buried alive immediately after birth. “
    ABC does not have to tell us all this. We know it already and are trying hard, very hard to reverse it. We are wishing and hoping that each one of them had been alive today and grown up into a gorgeous human being like Veena Malik.
    Those who blush at some square inches of her body showing and denouncing the exposure of “private parts” should remind themselves that when God sent them over, He did so without covering up any of their private parts; He was that proud of His creation. Look deep into your own minds. The dirt, the lust is in there! Are you sure you are not afraid you may go berserk?

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  • sana
    Mar 9, 2012 - 1:14AM

    she looks pretty fit

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  • Muhammadd
    Mar 9, 2012 - 1:19AM

    Most people commenting against Veena Malik are nothing but hypocrite “THARKIS”. If they were truly worried about morals, they would not have clicked on her photo to see the pic enlarged on their computer screen for a close up view lol.
    To you is your deen and to me is mine.Recommend

  • Raja Nowshewan Kiani
    Mar 9, 2012 - 1:27AM

    Rakhi sawant is missing in the photo

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  • Deepwater
    Mar 9, 2012 - 1:35AM

    I love how Veena Malik pushes all the wrong buttons on some peoples. Some of you guys really do believe that you live in this “pure”istan that women like her are contaminating? It would be hilarious were it not sad.

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  • Awais Ch
    Mar 9, 2012 - 1:56AM

    O teri Khair!!! celebrating women’s day….

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  • Zeta
    Mar 9, 2012 - 2:10AM

    We dont like to be represented by cartoon like her. Strip her of nationality and let her enjoy “freedom”

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  • Ramanujam
    Mar 9, 2012 - 2:20AM

    Dear Indians and Pakistanis

    Stop showing your patriotism here…Veena Malik is just another publicity crazing woman who would do anything to get the attention of media…She going vulgar on camera is not going to affect Pakistan nor will India be affected if Indian (cant type bad words) like Rakhi Sawant,Poonam Pandey do the same in pakistan media….
    They’ll continue to publish as long as we show support by clicking on it,discussing it….Thats how internet journalism works…Controversy creates cash….

    Lets stop discussing abt other loose women’s morals…and start discussing something meaningfulRecommend

  • Modasar
    Mar 9, 2012 - 2:51AM

    indian men are drooling over veena malik in india. she became so famous in india i hope no other pakistani actress follow veena malik footsteps.

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Mar 9, 2012 - 3:14AM

    @sandeep limaye:
    Please define “beautiful”.

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  • Umer
    Mar 9, 2012 - 3:31AM

    Thats sad. ET is not even publishing my comments anymore. Talk about Freedom. grrr!

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  • Adil
    Mar 9, 2012 - 3:48AM

    @Umer
    you have the choice to not look at the pictures

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  • Raj - USA
    Mar 9, 2012 - 4:10AM

    @Babur Chughtai:
    You are correct. All countries in South and South-East Asia and also China prefer only male children and consider female children as a burden. India is facing a serious problem and has realized this. The Government is trying its best to change the thinking of both men and woman. They are providing financial incentives for girl child and also actively campaigning by appropriate messages in TV, bill boards, news papers, public campaigns, etc. The problem in china is even greater due to their one child policy. Some reports say that there are only 70 girls of marriageable age for every 100 boys. Wonder if all parents want only male child, their sons will have no alternative but become Gays.

    Pakistan also has same problem. You must have seen Pakistani movie “Bol”. It is a very good movie. The Hakim keeps on digging for gold and did not appreciate the diamonds he was mining. Only the Diamond Broker in diamond market (Hera Mandi) could appreciate the Hakim’s capabilities.

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  • Moz
    Mar 9, 2012 - 5:05AM

    Wow, look at the number of comments.

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  • msk
    Mar 9, 2012 - 5:51AM

    Leave her alone get a life people there is a life beyond bitching about veena

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  • kdp
    Mar 9, 2012 - 6:59AM

    @THE:
    nobody converted Veena to Hinduism. They do not care much about others religion

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Mar 9, 2012 - 7:32AM

    Veena Malik is doing nothing wrong. She is in India and just enjoying holi celebration. What is wrong about it ? When in west we join x-mas celebrations. In India we join Id celebrations. Veena Malik is much better a human being than the female MNA who beat innocent ladies. Veena Malik has not done any harm to anyone. More than religious, Holi is a harvesting festival. A version of Holi called “basant” is celebrated in Pakistani Punjab as well.

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  • Akthar
    Mar 9, 2012 - 8:11AM

    Like every practicing muslim hates Veena Malik, I too dislike her, but have to admit she`s too gorgeous to ignore.

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  • Mar 9, 2012 - 8:21AM

    @THE:
    What about millions of Muslim women who want to leave Islam?

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  • vodka
    Mar 9, 2012 - 8:25AM

    @sandeep limaye:
    Long live VEENA may we see even MOREEEEEE of you ever…….

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  • Mar 9, 2012 - 9:13AM

    @Umar

    Seriously?!? you saying you did not click this link BECAUSE of the vulgar picture?!?

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  • Annoyed
    Mar 9, 2012 - 9:28AM

    Thanks ET for keeping us well synch with what VEENA’s day to day routines!!
    Thanks a million!

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  • Nobody
    Mar 9, 2012 - 9:31AM

    @Zeta:
    Strip her of her nationality??? On what grounds, because she showed a bit too much of her boobs? Get over yourself and stop pretending Pakistan. Veena’s an attention seeking but that’s her problem/decision, try having an open mind. Narrow mindedness is catapulting Pakistan back into the dark ages. Recommend

  • Junaid
    Mar 9, 2012 - 9:40AM

    Yes enjoy it as Shakky and Shocked are.. But remember you’ll have to type with one hand only!

    @Mehran isn’t Ramazan a great festival for human beings? one month totally controlled diet {for people who think about it} why don’t you ask them to celebrate ramazan with us?

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  • abdulazeez
    Mar 9, 2012 - 10:12AM

    @Ebetesam khalid : what you say about the vulgarity in pakistani punjabi cinema especially mujra dance.

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  • abdulazeez
    Mar 9, 2012 - 10:17AM

    @ muhammed: you said it man……hats off to you.

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  • sara
    Mar 9, 2012 - 10:17AM

    WHO CARES?? are you guys having a slow news day or smth?

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  • Akhtar
    Mar 9, 2012 - 11:28AM

    The best thing to do is cancel her citizenship & declare her a Non Muslim! The issue is closed.

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  • unbeliever
    Mar 9, 2012 - 12:28PM

    @Junaid:
    we do sir, we do.

    and the iftar parties after roza are as much in vogue here as they may be in pakistan.

    u just need to broaden your horizon to enjoy things associated with others

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  • kl
    Mar 9, 2012 - 2:22PM

    vulgar picture shouldn’t be posited by ET,

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  • zalim singh
    Mar 9, 2012 - 4:26PM

    as a true muslim, she must not play holi.

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  • A gal
    Mar 9, 2012 - 5:24PM

    Pakistani Males are biggest hypocrites… Most watched porn in the pakistan . every male watches these things regularly. But when comes to feminism, the same people will start reminding us about dignity and all that crap. What is the problem in showing breasts ?? Breasts have been the favorite part of the body to be displayed by artists.. Such hypocrisy need to be stopped.Recommend

  • Mr. Righty rightist
    Mar 9, 2012 - 6:58PM

    Veena Malic is the Pamela Anderson of India.

    Migrated from the neighboring country with absolutely no talent and plastic looks and with ample courage and ample body parts…they both became famous for their notorious ways!!

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  • roma
    Mar 9, 2012 - 7:35PM

    veena represents AMONG the best of south asian beauty !!! many thanks to express tribune for keeping us informed

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  • well-wisher
    Mar 9, 2012 - 10:33PM

    There is nothing wrong in Veena playing Holi in India since many Muslims as per their free will participate in it and so do the Hindus in the most sacred festival of Muslims ie Eid.

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  • Momin
    Mar 10, 2012 - 1:21AM

    Exactly the kind of ‘freedom’ that the femin-gits are working hard for.
    May we please have more of this ‘freedom’.
    For one thing, it will truly ‘liberate’ all women from their fetters … and fathers.
    Oh, BTW, a very happy, if belated, International Women’s Day!
    Yay! Freedom! Yay!

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  • hammad
    Mar 10, 2012 - 12:10PM

    Come on man. Is she really that important for us?. Express tribune guys you are not less than her. I mean this is her life let her do whatever she is doing.Why the heck are you posting these pictures and what really are you trying to show us. Grow up now, Pakistani Newspapers.

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  • Raw is War
    Mar 10, 2012 - 1:27PM

    Veena malik’s Holi moment
    Pakistan’s Holier-than-thou attitude.

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  • Opinion
    Mar 10, 2012 - 4:06PM

    what will be his father reaction when see his daughter in these clothes…

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  • Maher
    Mar 10, 2012 - 4:47PM

    This AKELA champ is not more AKELA … enjoy buddyy

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  • Feroze Khan
    Mar 10, 2012 - 6:22PM

    What is wrong with a girl, or a boy, letting their hair down and having some fun? instead of killing or maiming others or attacking mosques and other places of worship? To be absolutely honest, I find nothing sinister or vulgar in someone having a few moments of fun if it does not hurt anyone. And by “hurt” I dont mean feelings or jazbaat either. We see a lot of folks being killed in the name of religion in Pakistan …. now that is “hurt”. She is a Pakistani, will always remain a Pakistani and these stupid comments cannot take that away from her. She is a beautifull woman and likes to be recognized as one …. so what is wrong with it? Each one of us should look at ourselves and see how many have we hurt by our actions and our speech? Please loive and let live.Recommend

  • Cynical
    Mar 10, 2012 - 7:20PM

    @Opinion

    ‘what will be his father reaction when see his daughter in these clothes…’

    Please stop worrying about that, her father has seen her with much less, as yours and mine did as well.
    But more importantly her father will not concentrate on her clothes (or lack of it) as hard as you are currently doing.To you, she is an object of pleasure; to her father she is just his daughter.

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  • sulaiman
    Mar 10, 2012 - 9:19PM

    Shame on media to promote hate and develop ignoy in the society.

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  • Feroze Khan
    Mar 11, 2012 - 5:29PM

    @hammad:
    They are just selling newspapers and doing a damned good job at it. I would rather see her pictures and have a smile on my face then see pictures of dea and mutilated bodies.

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  • sajid
    Mar 11, 2012 - 9:16PM

    it z her life how she wants to liv…………

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  • sajid ullah
    Mar 11, 2012 - 9:21PM

    …this is nt fair socialy,.pictres are nt socia;l and doz nt seem that it z taken in any religion festival….

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  • Junaid
    Mar 12, 2012 - 9:21AM

    @Feroze Khan,

    Why don’t one can see with his Blind eyes that Pakistan is not the only place where on the name of religion people are being HURT but, India, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more places on this earth are witnessing such incidents then why our stupid open minded people only argue about Pakistan on such forums?. I don’t get it why our people are supporting this girl’s acts? what kind of freedom do they want for their women? do they want them to be like European? where one’s daughter will go out with his boyfriend for a date {and you know nowadays before a date the guy would for sure have some dates}, no one can see whats wrong in her dress? yes everyone is right because if it was a dress then one can say its wrong!. If someone here supports that if she is beautiful and wants to be recognized and for that her act is right then let them know that women is in almost every home in this country and the time is not too away when from every home we will hear sounds of such Veena asking for her rights and at that time we will ask from those Broad Minded people what they say about their sisters and daughter when they want to play Holi with other in such dresses and poses asking men that whats wrong if we want to do this remember you supported and enjoyed Veena’s pics at ET.

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  • Muhammad Adnan
    Mar 12, 2012 - 9:39AM

    I don’t think Veena’s pictures worth this much fame in Pakistan, specially those pics in which she becomes extra ordinary cearless about her dressing. Tribune shall review it’s reputation before pasting such pics. Holi is special ocassion for Hindu community not for Muslims. Muslims shall understand their role of being alive, and why Allah keeps them alive, is to preach by their good deeds and language.
    I feel sham on myself that a daughter of HAWWA did this, and I can not even ask her not to get involve in this.
    Regards
    Muhammad Adnan

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  • Kashif
    Mar 14, 2012 - 8:58AM

    I love Veena!
    She at least got out of the suppressive regime called Pakistan – where the rich and resourceful go about doing whatever they want and that very elite class in turn uses religion as a tool to control and smother the middle and lower classes.
    To rub salt onto a wound that doesn’t seem to be healing, a vast majority of the masses have tended to tilt toward this rigid and highly tolerant form of Islam.
    Tolerance is on the decline. This is a country where people like Mumtaz Qadri are hailed as heroes by its educated class(!), with the lawyers leading the charge in honoring him for outright murder in the name of religion. Get that!
    And those calling these pictures ‘vulgar’ and ‘obscene’: oh, please!Recommend

  • Mehdi
    Mar 14, 2012 - 3:05PM

    Let her be for the love of God, she can work in what ever movie, go to what ever country and do what ever she wants. She is gona be laid in her grave and no other Pakistani will be held responsible for what she did and did not do! Peace!

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  • suhail
    Mar 14, 2012 - 9:21PM

    Veena..lives his life with colours what is the problem? She also does good things in life dont make her negative image. I really like her and his courage to live his life in his way.
    Best of luck Veena

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  • Mar 15, 2012 - 9:28AM

    I hope her parents seen these pictures too.

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  • SAK
    Mar 17, 2012 - 12:53AM

    Dont take it serious, its her business.

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  • S.Ali
    Mar 17, 2012 - 10:48AM

    @Shocked: Seems like you are talking about india, because these incidents along with vulgarity and throw in prostitution and aids and caste system is more common in india than pakistan….

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  • Rizwan
    Mar 17, 2012 - 2:24PM

    We must give her credit with in a short span she has established her self in Bolywood .Keep it up .

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  • arsalan
    Mar 17, 2012 - 4:44PM

    this news needed to be published….ET is having a hit on pakistani men’s ego here…lols

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  • Schabboo
    Mar 17, 2012 - 10:44PM

    @Xain:

    Xain and Omer: get a life guys!

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  • Schabboo
    Mar 17, 2012 - 10:49PM

    @shahid:

    By your logic you should not enjoy the luxary of non-Muslim-invented things such as this Internet that allows you to have your opinion heard around the world. Think!Recommend

  • Lazarus
    Mar 18, 2012 - 11:32AM

    @Muhammadd:

    Hahah epic!

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  • Nawaz Jatoi
    Mar 19, 2012 - 9:40AM

    She’s HOT. I look forward to her next cover – perhaps Maxim will pick her soon. She’s definitely a beautiful. And all the hypocrites men out there talking about “vulgar” etc – whatever guys, she’s hot, she knows it.Recommend

  • Lovely Prince
    Mar 20, 2012 - 12:01AM

    @sonia:
    yes veena baji is beautiful and sexy bajiRecommend

  • Shafiq ur Rahman
    Mar 20, 2012 - 2:33PM

    Anyone who thinks that the photographs are not vulgar should probably see a good hakeem.

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  • Tahira
    Mar 21, 2012 - 8:57AM

    She’s an attention seeker.

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  • Abdul Rahman Khan
    Mar 22, 2012 - 12:32AM

    @Umar: Brother I fully endorse your views viz-a-viz vulgarity, sobriety and pornography. I am sorry to see a majority of blogs are in favour of so-called freedom which veena malik has so boldly exploited. I don’t bring islam and islamic traditions in this debate (lest the freedom-preachers will feel contortion), but we, the pakistani muslims in particular and pakistanis as a whole, uphold the values and traditions of the east will certainly not like such art or culture or freedom, you give any name to this. If you, or for that matter any one, holds such noble views and a majority of the people don’t agree with you, it doesn’t make your noble views superdfluous, conservatives, out of date or not keeping in pace with the changing times. Right thinking people shouldn’t be disheartened and tjhey shouild keep on holding their noble views disreegarding what opponents say.

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  • Adnan
    Mar 22, 2012 - 2:59AM

    @Mehran:

    Or ask Hindus ti participate in Muslims Rituals like Prayers, Fast etc, Mimic them at their places and start reading the Quran to bridge the Gap and then make the gap Zero after reverting to Islam?

    Sounds cool?

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  • adnan ullah
    Mar 22, 2012 - 6:14PM

    These are the publicity stunts to keep in,in news and every gossips..just forget about Veena coz there alot of thing to do in Pakistan.

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  • Zehra
    Mar 24, 2012 - 11:01AM

    It is so sad to see ET giving space to THIS

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  • Ahmed
    Mar 26, 2012 - 1:59AM

    How cheap can one get

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  • faryal
    Mar 26, 2012 - 2:12AM

    Freedom of speech must be upheld.@kl:

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  • Adnan
    Mar 26, 2012 - 4:07AM

    @Raj – USA:

    EVen Sunny Deol and Sunil Shetty can kill dozens…in a Movie

    @faryal: Do I have freedom to abuse you and your family in the name of Freedom? Pls answer

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  • Israr
    Mar 26, 2012 - 11:00AM

    @Mehran:
    Really? Do Hindus should also celebrate Eid and perform Eid prayers? This could also bridge inter-religious harmony. agree?

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  • Omar Khalid
    Mar 26, 2012 - 5:55PM

    Really Holi

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  • Troll, A
    Mar 27, 2012 - 3:50AM

    I support Veena and what she does, but this isn’t news in the least. Who cares? Is Express deliberately trying to get people riled up so this gets a bunch of hits?

    Then they’re using a woman for their own business purposes. Maybe they aren’t as liberal as I thought.

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  • Bombay dude
    Mar 29, 2012 - 12:02PM

    @Shocked: Dude please forgive them, how would they know when everyone wears black burqa ;)

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  • sobia
    Mar 30, 2012 - 3:34AM

    Shameless

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  • ppp
    Mar 30, 2012 - 7:27AM

    @Israr:
    we do celebrate it sir, and have enjoyed “sewaiyyan” almost every year with my friends(i won’t say muslims because i hate to lebel my friends as hindus or muslims)

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  • Imran
    Mar 31, 2012 - 8:08AM

    All you moralpreacher pls spare me your comments. This is not porn, Veena is a pakistani whether you like it or not, she is not perfect and she is definitely not an bad example for women in Pakistan. All you commenting her negatively here you probably saw the pics of here too. You guys are much worse representatives for Pakistan than Veena ever will.

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  • Mazhar
    Apr 3, 2012 - 5:40PM

    this is very disappointing

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  • Sumair
    Apr 3, 2012 - 6:05PM

    @THE:
    Exactly!

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  • Mahi
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:43PM

    @Saad Raees: LOL same here,proud to be centrist:P

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  • Mahi
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:59PM

    Well honestly,India is a diverse state and people enjoy celebrating such festivals with each-other,so it’s NO biggie if Veena played holi with hindus.Also I feel we’ve better things to worry vbout than to loose our sleep over what Veena is on about:)

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  • zaky
    Apr 8, 2012 - 7:52PM

    Human beings always have been living under some rules regulations set by either relegion, country or society to which they belong only animals live according to their own wishes, now its up to you guys what you want to be, human or an animal and vena also has the same right to make the choice as other but first she has to decide which category of choice she wants

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  • Apr 9, 2012 - 7:23PM

    nothing is vulger even if she plays hole instead of holy.@Atul Shukla:

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  • Adnan 0k
    Apr 10, 2012 - 10:25AM

    What vuglur… these all things happening you see on cable, films, dramas, internet, cat walks and in markets. Think-around it now.

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  • Luqman
    Apr 11, 2012 - 8:17PM

    It’s true though Deepwater. We have a Pure-istan that this is contaminating, ideologically. Offense, unpunished, breeds normality, breeds acceptance. Pretty simple really. It is promiscuous and unhealthy behaviour, socially/culturally. Yes she is doing what she wants, she is practicing her “freedom of choice”, but that is not the #1 priority for most (muslim) Pakistanis. Culture, Tradition and Religion prevent it.

    The “maan behan” arguments are not logical, they are experiential. So put yourself in those boots and experience it. This woman is an attention seeking narcissist who has no God except her own desires. This is not freedom, it is being a slave. The worst is people misquoting religious texts as an argument for complete autonomy! Understand your religion or leave it openly. Koi tumhain qatal nahin karay ga aur apnay aap say jhoot nahin bolnay paray ga. Either that or hypocrisy.

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  • Lilz
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:11AM

    @Opinion: Not really his business, she didn’t decide to exist, it is her life.

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  • Mahi
    Apr 17, 2012 - 4:20PM

    @Luqman:
    Very well put up!thumbs up

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  • Maha Yusuf
    Apr 17, 2012 - 7:06PM

    Hello Everyone!!

    I am Maha Yusuf, a Chemical Engineering student from Islamabad, Pakistan and I work as the Spokesperson of Malaysian company, SecQ.me along with my studies.

    I am here to state that I have no objection to how a person lives his/her life. I am a rather liberal person with the beliefs that every entity in this universe is born with a different talent and has all the rights to live and be happy.

    But there are some points to which I disagree for example when a girl or a guy is representing a country on an International level, then he or she should embody the correct image of the country since this is the image the residents of other country are going to keep in their minds for the rest of their lives.

    Now, Veena Malik is representing Pakistan BUT the image she is portraying of women in Pakistan is entirely opposite to how women live here in Pakistan. I have been to India and represented Pakistan in International Geofest in City Montessori School, Lucknow! I have no objections or arguments to how good the people of either Pakistan or India are BUT I have objections to how the image of a country is portrayed on International Forums especially the plight of women.

    I believe that when you go to another country, the way you speak, the way you dress up, the way you behave reflects the culture of the respective country and Veena Malik is portraying totally opposite image of Pakistani women who are smart, beautiful beings with individuality and respect! She is representing Pakistani women as ‘sex symbols’ with her cleavage and vulgar dresses. Women in Pakistan mostly wear Shalwar Qameez with minority wearing jeans with long shirts; we also wear dress pants and collar shirts and high heels in corporate world – I myself do so. Women here work in various fields from medicine to engineering to being entrepreneurs to running a country like Benazir Butto!

    Women in Pakistan also work as models and represent the country in International fashion weeks BUT Veena aint representing any of this stuff. Rather, she embodies sexuality, vulgarity, and dumb women with no brains and individuality! I apologise for being harsh but this is what the truth is!

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  • Suresh R
    Apr 18, 2012 - 12:25AM

    Its amazing how differently Indians and Pakistanis see Veena Malik. As an Indian I am attracted to her form and her spirit. She is a beautiful goddess who is in command but pakistanis (not all perhaps) see her as a degenerate and someone who perhaps brings shame to islam.
    She is really a free spirited woman and she is using her feminity to her advantage. In india that is permitted and in fact she should be left alone to do whatever she wants. She is perhaps narcisstic and has a ego but thats the raw material for great stardom and we in India provide room and space for that. With regards questions of morality thats a individual’s boundary line. Great stars create their own moral universe and she has right to create her own. More power to her and may she be hugely successful in India and play lot more holis forever.

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  • syed Parwez Hussain
    Apr 22, 2012 - 9:39PM

    Shabash Pakistani Punjab da putri.

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  • A N Ali
    Apr 23, 2012 - 7:39PM

    ……..hahahaha so is this news which makes no sense……She is buying cheap popularity……This news paper, by putting this news item, is also buying cheap popularity…….My comments here are also for cheap popularity……hahahaha this proves that we all are soooooooooo cheap……..how cheap are we…….. lets stop this now……….and start taking the responsibility of what we say, what we print and what we write, Lets stop all non sense and start making sense in our life’s by doing hard work, helping others and start following leaders like Jinnah and Iqbal. A man is known by Character (aamal/Deeds) not by face…..Recommend

  • Honesty Center
    Apr 25, 2012 - 1:28AM

    Bollywood can keep her for good.
    She is perfect for Indian culture, color and amusement.

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  • True Blue Lahori
    Apr 26, 2012 - 4:55AM

    @ASIF SUFI:
    Yes,it is worth publishing & there is nothing wrong about the priority of it.There is news value & it promotes harmony,peace & acceptance of each other’s differences.

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  • May 3, 2012 - 7:37PM

    Veena: believe me you don’t look to be a typical pakistani model. Do you!

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  • May 5, 2012 - 2:02AM

    @Umer:

    You, sir, are insane. I can’t imagine that in Pakistan, a country that has been at the very apex of Google searches for sex for quite some time now, you’d believe that this is pornographic. Indianzied vulgar Pakistanis? Really now? Subjugating women in the name of your utterly ridiculous dogma is hardly chastity, you silly little Talibanized ideologue. Troll.

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  • FayeXa
    May 7, 2012 - 12:24AM

    She does not even deserved to be called Pakistani or even Muslim..She is purely a Hindu now.alot more to come…this is nothing

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