Veena Malik’s snap genuine, say stylist, photographer

Pakistani actor Veena Malik might deny her nude photoshoot for the FHM India magazine but her stylist Nitasha Gaurav and photographer Vishal Saxena on Saturday said the photograph was indeed genuine. The cover shows her posing nude with a tattoo of ISI on the left arm, which has sparked a controversy in Pakistan.

Malik, who came to India last year to participate in the fourth season of reality TV show Bigg Boss, shot for the cover of FHM on November 23, according to the magazine. Malik, however, says the photograph has been morphed, and she did not do any such shoot.

Gaurav, who styled Malik for the session, said he was present at the shoot. “It happened on November 23 at a small studio in Aaramnagar in Versova. I was informed about it a week in advance and I was told that she would be going nude for it. So clearly, the production team of the magazine had discussed it with her. Even on the day of the shoot, she was happy and comfortable with it. There was no issue at all as she was very much willing to do it,” Gaurav told The Sunday Express.

Photographer Saxena also said Malik had readily agreed for the magazine shoot. “In fact, the cover is just one picture. We have so many more photographs that we have clicked.” He said the shoot was finalised only after Malik had agreed to it on an email. “Veena really liked the concept and she was very cooperative and comfortable when I shot her. As soon as she gave a shot, she even wanted to see the pictures. It is really hard to tell why this sudden change in behaviour.”

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