Pakistani actress Veena Malik, whose nude photo on the cover of India's edition of FHM magazine has stirred controversy in both Pakistan and India, has denied posing in the buff for the photo and claims that it is a fake, while the magazine editor maintains that the photo shoot was for real, Geo News reported.
The December issue of FHM magazine, which carried a photo of Malik on its cover page, has caused a sensation in Pakistan both for the nudity and the tattoo on her arms of the initials of Pakistan's controversial Inter-Services Intelligence Spy agency (ISI).
Following the controversy, Malik denied the reports of her posing in the nude on the cover of FHM. In a telephonic interview with Express News, the actress claimed that the picture was morphed and the shoot was done with clothes on.
I have never posed nude. I have never done anything like that ever. My manager and legal team are looking into the matter. We will take legal action against them, said Veena.
However, FHM magazine editor Kabeer Sharma told Geo News that the picture was not morphed and the photo shoot was for real.
No one can hold anything against the FHM as the girl on the cover page was Veena Malik and she can't deny it, he said.
The photo shoot was done on November 22 after which Malik expressed her happiness for posing nude via email, he said.
We have video footage of the shoot as well as emails from Veena about how she's looking forward to the cover. We have nothing to do with this controversy, he added.
Sharma also said that it was a workaday shoot - business as usual.
When asked about the brains behind the idea of the ISI tattoo on her arms, he replied that the tattoo idea was his. But it was Malik who forced them to make it look like what it appeared as on the cover, he added.
He also said that the image was intended to be playful, saying that: In India we joke about this... if anything goes wrong... we say the ISI must be behind this.