Veena Malik, a Pakistani actress featured on the cover of the December issue of FHM, told CNN that she was not completed naked during the photo shoot, but rather posed topless. Her defense comes after an international showdown including criticism from Pakistani media and from her own father who is claiming to disown her.

I admit that I have done a bold shoot, she told CNN, but I was not nude. There is a big difference between topless and being nude.

You will see various shoots here in the Bollywood industry where the actresses actually went topless but they were covered like the way I was.

On the cover of the Indian edition of the men's magazine, the model and actress is featured naked with only a tattoo on her arm showing ISI, the acronym for Pakistan's notorious Inter-Services Intelligence agency. FHM has also released an alternative cover they choose not to use where the actress is bearing the tattoo and holding a grenade. The publication claims they found the cover to be too explosive.

Malik claims that FHM doctored the pictures they took of her to make her appear without her clothes. She is suing for $1.9 million in damages because the magazine cheated her. Malik told CNN she originally declined an offer a few months ago to pose nude and be paid by an international [media] agency. She opted instead to do a personality shoot for FHM India.

What I have lost is priceless, she told CNN of the nude photographs.

FHM claims Malik always knew the terms of their agreement and even approved the photos. The company has threatened to counter-sue for defamation and is demanding a public apology. FHM also claims Malik was the one who initially pursued the photo shoot.

She was completely aware of the cover, said FHM editor Kabeer Sharma. She was completely aware of the concept. She loved the concept.

Malike denies Sharma's claims.

I am not a perfect Muslim or a perfect person, but I haven't committed a crime, and unfortunately things like this are part and parcel of the industry I work in, Malik said.

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