Pakistani actress Veena Malik is catching some heat back home for a nude photo that appears on the cover of the India edition of FHM, but the actress is denying that nude photo shoot ever happened.
If the nude photo wasn’t enough to attract negative comments from conservatives in Pakistan, the actress also appears in the picture with the letters “ISI” tattooed on her left arm, in reference to Pakistan’s controversial intelligence agency.
“I have never posed nude. I have never done anything like that ever. My manager and legal team is looking into the matter. We will take legal action against them,” Malik told PTI, the Indian press agency, according to the Daily Mail.
She also claimed that the nude photo was “morphed.”
But the magazine isn’t backing away and claims to have evidence that Malik was aware of the photo shoot.
“We have video footage of the shoot as well as emails from Veena about how she’s looking forward to the cover,” Kabeer Sharma, editor FHM, told BBC.
“The idea to have ISI written on her arm was mine, and it was Veena’s idea to have it in block letters,” he said. Adding that the “ISI” idea was intended as a joke.
The Express Tribune newspaper in Pakistan quoted Malik’s representative saying, “Veena knows her limits.”
“I know we have done quite bold stuff/shoots, those which are available on our website, but she knows her parameters,” he said.