Veena Malik goes candid explaining her disappearance act at a press meet.The controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik, whose sudden ‘disappearance’ created a hullabaloo of sorts, said it was not a publicity stunt and that she was just resting in a hotel, as she was not keeping well. “This was not a publicity stunt. A person cannot do two such (publicity) acts in 15 days,” says the actress. A few days ago, a nude picture of Veena, sporting an ISI tattoo on the cover of the FHM magazine had caused much outrage.
According to the star, “The controversy was fuelled by western media which misreported my daring act as, ‘Muslim girl posed nude’. I did not pose nude, I did a bold shoot. I am living on my own terms, I have the courage to do whatever I feel like doing and people should either support it or remain quiet. BBC reported that I said ‘Pakistan is a stone-age country’, which is a misinterpretation of my words again. What I actually meant was, ‘the entire world is still stuck in stone-age and not just Pakistan.’ I meant that modernisation has to do with your mindset and not just technological advancements.”
There were also reports that she had left for Pakistan as her father had disowned her after her nude picture and that her visa was to expire. However, the actress said it was due to the long shooting hours and no breaks between her working schedule, that she had fallen ill. “When I got to know that the shoot is over, I called up a close friend of mine to pick me up from the sets. I had taken anti-biotics and so was sleeping for about 20-24 hours,” she said. When asked who that close friend was, Veena refused to give any details. Following the high dose of antibiotics, the actress said she slept and was surprised to know that everyone had been finding her since then. “The moment I got up, I called up my manager and informed him about my health. I also want to meet my father and clear things,” says Veena.
Catch the actress as she meets press and tells her own side of story