Veena Malik - FHM Veena Malik Photo
|Veena Malik - FHM Veena Malik Photo|
While Veena is claiming that she has been taken for a ride, the editor of the FHM magazine, Kabeer Sharma, has gone on record to state that Malik had done everything with her full consent. Mahesh Bhatt, who was recently in the news for having cast Sunny Leone in "Jism 2", has now spoken to both parties to ascertain what the confusion is all about.
"I had never spoken to Veena before and didn't know her at all. But since so much is being said about her shoot and I too have been asked to share my views on it, I decided to speak to her. She was surprised to get my call and told me that though she had told a shoot but had never been so bold. She felt she was being victimized and that people were believing that she has done something like this because of her otherwise controversial persona.
I told her three things - If you feel you are being violated, don't take anything lying down. Send a legal notice to the magazine. I also asked her to get her PR to take charge and inform her side of the story to the media. Unless she does that, the media will continue writing about her because nothing is more exciting today than a sexual scandal. I have also asked her to get in touch with the joint commissioner of police in Mumbai," Bhatt says.
Meanwhile, Bhatt has also spoken to the editor of the magazine. "Kabeer told me that the Veena had indeed shot for the magazine. He also forwarded me another photograph of Veena from the shoot.
The photograph that has been doing the rounds is tame and the one sent to me was bolder with portions of her breast visible. However, I saw the photo on my Blackberry and have no way to ascertain whether it morphed or not," Bhatt adds.
But does he believe that a nude photoshoot can be a product of photoshop work? To this Bhatt says, "I remember a time when my daughter, Pooja, was involved in such a scandal. After that whole incident, IK Gujral had then told me that though we used to believe that a picture doesn't lie, it's time to junk that phrase now.
I think, instead of taking a stand we need to first ask photoshop experts to ascertain when Veena's picture is morphed or not. While every individual has the right to express any craving in front of the world, it's also a fact that every civilization has its own dos and don'ts."