Staying true to her title of Controversy Queen, Veena Malik has struck again by stirring up another commotion – this time with “Astaghfar”, a special Ramazan show hosted by Veena for Hero TV. Through this show, Veena aims to address ‘sinful’ societal issues while repenting the wrongs she has committed and asking for forgiveness.
In a telephonic interview with The Express Tribune, Veena shares her thoughts and feelings about this Ramazan show. When asked about “Astaghfar”, she says, “Firstly, for me, it is social norms and human behaviour in society that is the imperative subject of discussion. How should we behave with other people? What does religion say about how we should act with others? Since I hold a degree in Sociology, this interests me very much.”
Further elaborating on the line of thought she follows in her show, Veena adds, “I have always been approached by channels asking me to do political shows, to share my thoughts on what political parties are up to here in the country. But I believe these issues are not of interest to the common man. He is a frustrated individual, who faces financial instability and other problems on a daily basis. It is his problems and issues that need to be addressed – this is something that is missing on TV and channels must address it.”
Veena also realises that it is indeed the little things in life that matter, as she states, “From dealing with hard core issues, we should now be more involved in looking and solving the simple issues of life that are affecting the common man on the street.”
On the sets of “Astaghfar”, Veena often gets calls from viewers who speak to her in harsh and condescending tones, with some criticising her blatantly as well. Veena says she feels sympathy for the people who criticise her as she believes, “The way a man speaks or talks to others represents what kind of society we live in; his behaviour shows what sort of person he is and gives the impression that he is definitely living in a very frustrated society. We are often told to treat others with respect to beget respect. I definitely feel sympathy for such individuals.”
With 13 episodes on air so far, Veena seems very excited about her new venture. She believes that her show is based on a beautiful concept and also touches upon some imperative family related issues “related to father-daughter and brother-sister relationships and how they should treat each other.”
In conclusion, when asked why she chose to do this show, Veena says, “The answer is simple and very clear – to interact with people and to know their worries.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2012.
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It is funny that all the people who are angry about Veena do not realize that no one is forcing them to watch her show or read about her. At least Veena is not spewing hatred against xyz.
@Raw is War: who do not need
Veena Malik zindabad , she is a thousand times better than Amir liaqat the murderer, other killers who are all closet taliban ....Veena Malik takes her own clothes off, these other anchors and television religion stooges are abeting and supporting killers and murderers
Ask her "Is she Muslim woman " ??? and then asked her What Islam teach's Muslim Woman ???
These guys cannot handle one Veena Malik, wonder how they will handle 72 "hoors"?
@Rajesh: They hate her because she rattles the Mullahs no end. A true "Chitralekha"
Rajesh. We dont like Veena to follow the Topless indian entertainment actresses steps and ways. This falls in vulgraity and nudity.
"Since I hold a degree in Sociology, this interests me very much.” What a revalation. This must be the reason for your unique success. Do not bother what people say just keep on marching forward. As long you are good human being God will also forgive you. This reminds me a couplet which means, you will land in Jannat (paradise) while these mullahs/sheikh will keep on crying to God for your Hisab Kitab. God bless you VM.
The first show should have been "TUBA" in Sehri followed by a second show around iftar "ASTAGHFAR".
Wondering... " Since I hold a degree in Sociology, this interests me very much.”
Why did the chicken cross the road?
I agree with Rajesh's views on Veena Malik, she is a brave lady taking on the hypocritical mullahs in the past, she harms nobody, and, I would like to add, from my interpretation of the Quran, the bigoted people accusing her are the ones who need worry, as God is the judge and not us mere mortals. Wishing her all the best and Eid Mubarak
i feel so aggrieved, sad and soooo disappointed in our tv production. forget the idea its the quality of the content- the script that I am embarrassed and imagine there are mullah with enough guts to actually come on this show!. i request the script writer to stop using explicit words that sound so disgusting. stop feeding to this frustration.
To Pakistanis Veena Malik is a great sinner and Ajmal kasab is the ultimate Muslim role model , the righteous ghazi !
@Rajesh: agreed with each & every word you wrote.
"Astaghfirullah" on the sight of Veena Malik!
Why Pakistani society hates Veena Malik so much? She is a brave women who stands for the women's right and fights against the conservative Mullahs. She has not killed anyone. She has not cheated on anyone. She doesn't double talk. She doesn't propagate hate and always talks about love and understanding. She is a bit self-obsessed, but so what. There are many others far worst than her in the entertainment industry. What's her fault? - Showing some flesh or mingling with men. Is this more sinful then cheating, corruption, killing, hate mongering, etc. Probably, people need to be reminded that she belongs to entertainment industry in 2012 and not 1962.
Seriously - is the owner of ET in love with Veena?? Is she paying him or the other way around for? lol..
I failed to understand why ET is giving so much publicity and importance to her?
E.T writers have nothing to write other then on Veena. So much for E.T's standards.
Veena Malik.. A complete package of shiny, sparkly hypocrisy from Pakistan.. And i thought only ppl with beards were hypocrites.. silly me...
ET enough with Veena Malik.
who cares its Tv let her make her money as a starlet if u guys have a problem with her u have the option to change the channel or switch off Tv this really is crap everyone plays moral cop on everything get a life people. stop living like a a frog in a pond the world is bigger than the ocean and all people have a say even if we dont agree with them
For two reasons 1. money 2. Fame .. Full stop
I thought this was cancelled? Shame on going back on your word
I think letting her hosting the show is a very bad publicity stunt. It is actually an insult. When she doesn't consider her self obliged to any of the principles or teachings of Islam how could Express group put forward such a person for Ramadan transmission. I cant go on and tell express group how bad their decision was and how much it has disgusted us cause they prolly know it better and no wonder why they chose her for their Ramadan transmission than any one else from the huge industry.
fake calls , and cheap acting .. but even then the ratings go high .. Stop making a fuss about this show and let it die off. It is not worth a penny
I rather watch Veena Malik over Amir Liaquat any day.
Because a man lives in a frustrated society?
Veena Malik herself is one frustrated female.
This "Astaghfar" (repentance) is an "advance payment" to the Almighty for what she anticipates and is getting ready for!
Veena is wonderwoman!
ET seriously needs to get over it's obsession with Veena Malik.