Nude photo shoot was not planned: Veena Malik

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 14:36 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood proved to be a steppingstone for a successful career for Pakistani starlet Veena Malik, courtesy her sleazy stint in TV reality show `Bigg Boss` season 4.

The lady rose to fame post her alleged romance with co-inmate Ashmit Patel and since then has been in news for the all wrong reasons. And Veena’s latest antic that has taken her country by storm is her nude photo shoot for FHM magazine.

Though Veena admitted posing topless, she categorically denied going full monty for the magazine. She has also slammed fashion designer and stylist Umair Zafar for accusing her of being involved in a meticulously planned gambit. He had said that Veena knew about her nude portrayal on the cover of the magazine as she wanted to gain enough publicity ahead of the launch of her `Swayamwar`.

Talking to a daily, Veena’s representative Sohail Rashid said that the actress was shocked to learn about the false accusations made by Umair, as she had no idea about his existence and added, “Besides, there was no reason for her to make such publicity stunts, as she is a well known and famous personality herself. She has under her belt as many as six Bollywood projects in the pipeline, why would she need publicity?”

However, even Rashid admitted than Veena had posed topless.
“Let me explain, she had covered herself with her arms. It was not a nude shoot, as being claimed. In India, we need to live up to international standards, hence this bold shoot was done by her. Now the legal battle will ensue from our front,” Rashid added.

But editor of the magazine in question, Kabeer Sharma maintained his stance and said, “Whatever evidence we have we will furnish it in the court of law. Whatever thread of evidence she has she should support it with, one email, one text, one document, whatever.”