It looks like Pakistan’s controversy queen, Veena Malik, may be taking her being-in-the-buff image a step further in Rajeev Ruia’s Zindagi 50:50.
Veena is playing a sex worker and reports are that she is going nude for the film. “When Rajeev approached me with the role, he wasn’t very confident about whether I would be able to pull it off. I prefer playing a bad girl rather than a cute, bubbly one. My ideal role has to be negative, strong and performance-driven,” says Veena. So is she stripping for the film? “I’m not stripping for any film. I have never gone nude nor does the film have such scenes. There are a few bold scenes, but they are aesthetically shot.”
Veena recently aped Angelina Jolie’s now famous Oscar pose on the runway. She says, “Nothing was actually planned. When I wore the gown, my legs were sticking out and that was the only way I could have posed. If you see the picture, I have no fancy hairdo either.”
The actor, who was in the eye of the storm when she posed for a magazine with an ISI tattoo on her arm, says, “When I spoke about Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif, they called me a cricket bookie; now they are calling me ISI agent. I am not a spy, I am an actor,” she fumes. Veena is now all set to do an item number in Zindagi 50:50 along with Riya Sen, who was dating Veena’s ex beau, Ashmit Patel. – TOI