Pakistani Actress Alleges Indian Mag Doctored Nude Photos

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By: posted by Jovarie Downing

New Delhi (CNN) -- A Pakistani actress wants to sue an Indian magazine for publishing a nude photo that she alleges was doctored.

On its website, FHM India featured actress Veena Malik nude on the cover of the December issue. In the photograph, Malik is holding what looks like a grenade in her right hand and her upper left arm bears the letters ISI, the acronym for Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency.

Malik's counsel Ayaz Bilawala told CNN that he had sent a legal notice to FHM India, seeking $1.9 million in damages.

Bilawala claims the publication "cheated" his client and said the magazine doctored the nude pictures.

"Proceedings (in a court of law) will begin soon," he said.

The magazine denied the allegations.

The publication, Bilawala said, violated its agreement with the Pakistani model. And the agreement, he said, required that Malik would be shown all her pictures from the shoot before they were put on public display.

"The pictures that are on display are tampered with, morphed and doctored," he said.

Bilawala didn't dispute the ISI print on Malik's left upper arm but said numerous organizations worldwide used the same acronym.

He refused comment on the grenade-like object.

FHM India hinted at countersuing the actress.

"These allegations are completely and entirely false. We are exploring various other options, including filing a countersuit," FHM India editor Kabeer Sharma told CNN.

Malik said she never agreed to pose nude, the prospect of which sparked outrage in her homeland.

"What I am doing takes a lot of guts," she said. "If I had posed nude for the magazine, I would be the first to admit it. But I didn't agree to this and they are wrong.

"I did not go for this, and I am deeply shocked and depressed about what has happened," she said.

Malik is no stranger to controversy.

She triggered uproar two years ago when she claimed that her former boyfriend, a Pakistani cricketer, was involved in spot-fixing international matches.

A year later, the actress came under fire from Pakistani clerics who decried her behavior in the Indian reality TV show "Big Boss," as "un-Islamic."

"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 Monday.

Still, she downplayed her criticism back home.

"I am not bothered about what they think," she said. "My fans and many Pakistanis support me and believe (in) me."

Harmeet Shah Singh reported from New Delhi and Shaan Khan reported from Islamabad, Pakistan.

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CrabLogic 1st, I request CNN to post that nude pic of her plz!
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HxC19D I second this...let public opinion decide.
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CATalker those who wallow in the gutter get dirty. what's the beef? c'mon already.
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bg823 Looks like a kardasian, what is she doing in pakistan?
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vr13 So she didn't agree to pose nude. But did she eventually pose? Nowhere in the article she directly said that she didn't pose and that the pictures are not of her.
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Guest What's your point? She OBVIOUSLY agreed to pose because she claimed the right to view all pictures before publication. She's not arguing that the pictures are not of her ... only that they were doctored after the fact to make her appear to be nude. Read much?
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IndianFromUS why dont the paki mullahs read the articles in this mag..??? why focus on this paki's pic..? and send some victoria secret catalogs to these isi mullahs..they need to chill some...
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LopEarGaloot The Porkis are gonna put her in a bag...until they cut off her head.
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KNUTE9 The photos in question are not in the article, how are we readers going to form a opinion?
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mikes1979 I'm confused how there are several poses with several different outfits on, and yet she supposedly never agreed to pose nude. So, what, they put her head on someone else's body? Yeah, seriously doubt that.
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F0st3rs I'd like to see her nude pics. She looks a little like Angelina J. with a little meat on her.
1 hour ago | Like (6) | Report abuse
Iveeno Makes sense. Indian actresses don't much go in for nude photos and tats like western ones.
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leoBr Yep, they prefer to do pørn.
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CopyNPaste She sounds like she's lying.
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leoBr No she's standing.
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indusenginee
I'm not perfect Muslim (my foot), I don't say my prayer regularly, or fast regularly, but there are some tenets of Islam that I follow, that of not maligning my religion with stupid things, which may bring harm to a greatest foundation of Islam brought with sacrifices centuries ago, and this b***h b... more
I'm not perfect Muslim (my foot), I don't say my prayer regularly, or fast regularly, but there are some tenets of Islam that I follow, that of not maligning my religion with stupid things, which may bring harm to a greatest foundation of Islam brought with sacrifices centuries ago, and this b***h being a female takes on such notion, she may think of her being Muslim, but God doesn't care about people with such mindset, what remains a part of being Muslim in her when she has gone total nuts, there are may other models and actresses in Pakistan, who have fame and fan-base within Pakistan, but they are unlike her, she is rude to seniors, spoiled, and drunk. less
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indusenginee
Take her away from here (Pakistan), we don't f**Ing care for her! She deserves for what she went there for....Punjabis are disloyal unpatriotic citizens of Pakistan, who bark here against India, but flock into India in huge numbers from actors, actresses singers models etc, for fame, but when they r... more
Take her away from here (Pakistan), we don't f**Ing care for her! She deserves for what she went there for....Punjabis are disloyal unpatriotic citizens of Pakistan, who bark here against India, but flock into India in huge numbers from actors, actresses singers models etc, for fame, but when they return they backbite against India. We from Sindh have friendly relations with Sindh, and we don't care about Kashmir at all, we want exchange of culture, education and science-and-technology between two countries. less
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Eigenfn Nude is god, even for a muslim. It was how you were born.
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LionOfNarnia Lol
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Raykalm Nudity is quite common in Pakistan, this isn't anything new; Google Pakistani Mujra. It's nudity broadcasted live on our TV stations
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dragon24 That's probably what you do in you're free time.
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faceon CNN should show the picture so that I can make informed comment as a woman.
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Enemy Faceon- I am madly in love with you!
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larry051967 What good is this article without pictures?
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Raykalm Something called Google.
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