When the Pakistani actress Veena Malik went missing on Friday morning the Geo TV reported that Veena had entered her home country Pakistan though the Wagha border in Punjab. Not only this, the television channel also claimed that she was wearing a burqa and had her passport that had her real name Zahida.
But her manager Pratiek Mehta in Mumbai denied all these rumors. He informs, “Veena never left the country as she was busy shooting for (her debut movie) Zindagi 50-50. It was just that on 16th of this month she got to know that she is getting some time off from the shoot, so she planned to spend some quality time with herself.”
However Pratiek said she had changed her location and switched off her mobile phone, which had created some panic.
“She changed her hotel to Oakwood and also kept her mobile phone off during the entire period so I was not able to contact her. She was going through such a tough time after all those controversies (related to her nude photo shoot FHM magazine) that she thought of rejuvenating herself,” he said.
So isn’t this a publicity stunt Ms. Malik? “This was not at all a publicity stunt as many are saying. People can’t even imagine her situation. She is pressurized from everywhere — from her family, the Pakistani government and the moral police. This is why she thought of keeping herself under wraps for some time,” Pratiek defended.
Veena caught the eye balls of everyone after testifying her beau Pakistani bowler Mohammed Asif, alleging he was involved in match fixing. Later she became a popular name after her stint in the fourth season of reality show Bigg Boss. The latest controversy she has been in is that she was denounced by Islamic clerics for her nude photos in the FHM magazine.
Besides Bollywood, she is ready for her ‘Swayamvar’ on Imagine channel.