I may join politics in the future: Veena Malik

Published: July 2, 2012
Email
Actor says she is focusing on acting, singing and travelling the world to discover it more for the time being. PHOTO: VISHAL SAXENA/FILE

Actor says she is focusing on acting, singing and travelling the world to discover it more for the time being. PHOTO: VISHAL SAXENA/FILE

Veena Malik is ambitious, there is no doubting that. The controversial actor has now hinted at the possibility of joining politics in the future.

Malik spoke to The Express Tribune exclusively after news started to float that her father was joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and had wished that she join the party with him.

“Whenever there is something wrong going on in society my blood boils and sometimes I wish to be a part of this system so I can change things,” said the actor. She however added that, “At the moment I’m just concentrating on my acting and singing career, and travelling to know this world closely!”

Malik said her father had hoped that her career path would be that of a lawyer or a politician. She went on to say that her father has “great” knowledge of politics and is a “very good speaker and very intelligent man”.

Freedom first

When Malik was asked what issues she would focus on if she joined politics, the actor said “the freedom to live a life the way one wants to be.”

She said that food, clothes and shelter were secondary as most people in the country did not even have the right to think or speak their minds.

“We are forced to live our lives in a certain way, we don’t have the right to question things forget the answers!”

Earlier in January, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator Mushahidullah Khan had called for actor Veena Malik to be made a member of the Senate in the next elections, since this move would at least ensure senators attend Senate sessions.

_____________________________________________

Are you in favour of celebrities joining politics?

     View Results


Polls are non-scientific, reflect only the online audience and can be manipulated.
 Loading ...

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (31)

  • Falcon
    Jul 2, 2012 - 7:28PM

    I think this sums up her political philosophy…most likely she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth…”She said that food, clothes and shelter were secondary as most people in the country did not even have the right to think or speak their minds.”

    Recommend

  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jul 2, 2012 - 7:29PM

    Imran Khan as Prime Minister and Veena Malik as opposition leader will solve our 99% problems.

    Recommend

  • hellodrsoul
    Jul 2, 2012 - 8:00PM

    ll I don’t agree with her, but one intrusion is very prevalent in our society. Peoples take more interest in problems of other peoples than their own. They do it not for any good, but to make more and more scandals and create gossip of issues which has serious consequences on one’s life. This thing should change.Recommend

  • Jul 2, 2012 - 8:01PM

    Vienna,July 2,2012
    This girl is intelligent. I think she should not join Imran Khan´s Mullah Party.
    One of the best result of her joining politics would be young Pakistani men
    would be inspired to assert themselves.They indeed need the leadership of
    an inspiring angel.
    Taravadu Taranga Trust for Media Monitoring TTTMM India
    –Kulamarva Balakrishna

    Recommend

  • afzaalkhan
    Jul 2, 2012 - 8:03PM

    @hellodrsoul

    Its not unique to our society shall i start naming tabloids and gossip news by country :)

    Recommend

  • Why on earth?
    Jul 2, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Okay… So why are this lady’s opinions on politics, religion, gay marriage or any other subject (besides fashion I suppose) relevant and newsworthy enough to receive front page attention on the Tribune?

    Is nothing else going on? Are all the people who are actually making a positive contribution to our society dead?

    Tribune you are hurting your own legitimacy as a worthy news source by printing such material! Or maybe that’s what you want?

    Recommend

  • someone
    Jul 2, 2012 - 8:32PM

    So Veena thinks that food, shelter and clothing are secondary things? She should probably try to go out hungry in the blazing sun for days without any shoes and she will know what is a primary need and what is a secondary need.

    Recommend

  • Rana Amjad
    Jul 2, 2012 - 8:38PM

    Veena should join Shaikh Rasheed’s party since he always talk about her! I would vote for her unlike leaders like NS, IK & AAZ. At least she is honest, bold & tell the truth.

    Recommend

  • khizer
    Jul 2, 2012 - 8:44PM

    i like her’s spirit and she would b a good politicionRecommend

  • Chrome
    Jul 2, 2012 - 9:21PM

    How could she be worse than any other politician that you have now?

    Recommend

  • Ahmad Anwar
    Jul 2, 2012 - 9:29PM

    You can expect anything in Pakistan. I bet she will win with heavy majority. We are really strange people.

    Recommend

  • Zeitgiest
    Jul 2, 2012 - 9:31PM

    Please do it now, and save the nation. They don’t have bread so you must bring atleast the cup cakes!

    Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jul 2, 2012 - 9:35PM

    Veena Malik will get 100% registered votes of men, 50% votes of women and 25% votes of above 18 children from her constituency.

    Veena should tell to the nation as which political party she intend to join?

    No religious-political party will give her the party ticket.

    She only has the choice to join left-wing political parties, therefore PML(N) and PML(Q) will also not entertain her application.

    Now left two left-wing parties. PPP and PTI. Between the two, I think Veena will prefer to join PTI.

    Recommend

  • Jaffar
    Jul 2, 2012 - 9:50PM

    Another publicity stunt from a struggling artist !

    Recommend

  • unbeliever
    Jul 2, 2012 - 11:59PM

    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui:

    sir, PTI a left-wing party?
    did i read anything wrong here, or you cracked a joke there…

    Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 3, 2012 - 12:12AM

    Yesterday she wanted to be a singer, today she wants to be a politician…………..tomorrow she may even decide to try her hand at acting.

    Recommend

  • raza ali
    Jul 3, 2012 - 12:20AM

    She must become a politician a they are also shameless and can do anything to get some bucks!

    Recommend

  • Ordinary Villager
    Jul 3, 2012 - 12:27AM

    @unbeliever: PTI have only wing and that is Opportunism and Popular politics.

    Recommend

  • mir
    Jul 3, 2012 - 12:30AM

    Food, (no) clothing, and shelter are the very reasons she pulls her desperate stunts. Desi liberals live in lala land. Delusional and disjointed.

    Recommend

  • Truth Exposed
    Jul 3, 2012 - 1:21AM

    She is better than many politicians. After all she didn’t killed any one and didn’t plunder billions from poor people. So she is better than majority of politicians.

    Recommend

  • ijaz Mir
    Jul 3, 2012 - 1:22AM

    My vote is for MS Malik for President of Pakistan, She will do better than Present president.

    Recommend

  • raza
    Jul 3, 2012 - 1:34AM

    Whenever there is something wrong going on in society my blood boils and sometimes I wish to be a part of this system so I can change things,hahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahaha,this is the biggest joke of century.Ms.Veena your blood boils when u seen something wrong in society & our blood is also boiled when we seen your nude pics in indian news.Firstly you correct yourself then the society.I think pakistani society is better then you.

    Recommend

  • Hairaan
    Jul 3, 2012 - 1:39AM

    We already have enuf corrupt and characterless people flooding our political landscape.

    Recommend

  • shoney
    Jul 3, 2012 - 1:54AM

    she doesn’t even know what is a primary need and what is a secondary need.so how can she will change the sociaty.

    Recommend

  • shoney
    Jul 3, 2012 - 1:55AM

    i agree with u @hellodrsoul:

    Recommend

  • Atta
    Jul 3, 2012 - 4:46AM

    o please leave politics alone, or in a decade or two we wouldn’t any female politician wearing but glasses!

    Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Jul 3, 2012 - 9:44AM

    Miss Veena Malik what will you display in the politics before the world especially Pakistani nation whereas you have shown every thing thru magazines if you join Pakistani politics and which Pakistani political party will you join according to your own/personal thoughts.opinions and imaginations?
    And if you will join Pakistani politics then please never do so because Pakistani politics has been like you now-a-days.

    Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Jul 3, 2012 - 5:08PM

    @Ch Allah Daad:

    Even she can be a very good apposition. Unlike the current friendly apposition who did noora Kushti.

    Recommend

  • Jul 3, 2012 - 11:09PM

    Veena should join Shaikh Rasheed’s party since he always talk about her. BTW Yesterday she wanted to be a singer, today she wants to be a politician…

    Recommend

  • stone age
    Jul 3, 2012 - 11:16PM

    veena is far better than our politicians.

    Recommend

  • Jul 4, 2012 - 1:03AM

    Veena should join Shaikh Rasheed’s party since he always talk about her. BTW Yesterday she wanted to be a singer, today she wants to be a politician…

    Recommend

More in Pakistan