Veena Malik's nude photo shoot controversy has taken a new twist when Mumbai-based fashion designer and stylist Umair Zafar, who has done several shoots with photographer Vishal Saxena, said that the controversial photo shoot was pre-planned.
A few days before the magazine cover was out, photographer Vishal Saxena told me to be prepared for some big blast, Times of India quoted Umair Zafar as saying.
According to Zafar, Saxena told him that everything between the actress and the magazine was pre-planned.
Veena Malik did the shoot topless with her hands covering the upper part of her body. She was wearing a bikini panty below, which was later on morphed and removed electronically by photographer Vishal Saxena. All this was pre-decided and agreed upon by all concerned, Zafar said.
It had been decided that Malik would send a defamation notice to the magazine and the magazine in turn would send her a counter-notice, Zafar said.
The entire episode had been meticulously planned by Veena Malik, photographer Vishal Saxena and FHM magazine representatives as a publicity stunt for Malik's reality show on Imagine channel, Veena Malik ka Swayamvar, Zafar said.
As per Zafar, Saxena told him on Facebook chat that Malik was even ready to shoot completely in the buff if it got her the required publicity.
Vishal told me, she wanted a big blast. A huge dhamaka that would catapult her to the top of the charts, and make her a household name in India. She wants to be more popular than other Bollywood actors. Bigg Boss last year gave her some mileage, but she was not able to get much out of that show. She wanted the big bucks and was ever ready to do anything for it, Zafar added.