Islamabad: If Pakistani starlet VeenaMalik had her way, she would pit former President PervezMusharraf against the Shiv Sena in a Pakistani version ofBigg Boss, the reality show that brought her to thelimelight.
- If Pakistani starlet Veena Malik had her way, she would pit former President Pervez Musharraf against the Shiv Sena in a Pakistani version of Bigg Boss, the reality show that brought her to the limelight.
- Veena, who has taken on the mullah brigade for calling her "immoral" for her appearance on Bigg Boss, was asked in an interview about the contestants she would choose if Pakistan were to host the reality show.
Veena, who has taken on the mullah brigade for callingher "immoral" for her appearance on Bigg Boss, was asked inan interview about the contestants she would choose ifPakistan were to host the reality show.
"Former President Pervez Musharraf, (former minister)Sheikh Rashid, (parliamentarian) Jamsheed Dasti, Shiv Sena,Nargis, (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief) Maulana Fazlur Rehman,Aishwarya Rai, actress Meera and Britney Spears," she said,naming her dream list of contestants.
Asked if she would repeat any contestant from BiggBoss 4, she said, "DollyBindra. Even the very thought of this show is very funny. Thiscould be hilarious."
Veena also said that if she could change one thingabout Pakistan, it would be the "double standards andhypocrisy".
The actress, who has been criticized by religioushardliners for bringing a bad name to Pakistan, again defendedher appearance in the reality show.
"Before I went to Bigg Boss, people showed videos ofwomen being publicly beaten up by men to represent thecondition of women in Pakistan. I showed the world thatPakistani women are not the ones that get beaten up. I showedthat a Pakistani woman wears modern clothes at home and at thesame time she can cook and serve others," she said.
Veena also made it clear that she was hurt by thePakistani entertainment industry's failure to come to herrescue when she became embroiled in controversy.Asked who was her hero, she replied, "I spoke againstthe double standards and defended myself on television. Thereisn't anyone in the entertainment industry right now that Ilook up to."
She lauded the liberals who had come to her defence."Credit goes to all the liberal people of Pakistan. Ihave been receiving messages and phone calls from the fashionindustry and other people from all walks of life, telling methat I am their hero. I had to come on television anddefend myself because no one else was defending me," she said.Veena said she plans to invite Hollywood star PamelaAnderson, who appeared on the reality show, to Pakistan.
"I talked to her and I am going to inviteher to Pakistan to work in order to provide clean water tomarginalized people here once things settle down. I alsotalked to (actor) Ashmit Patel and he wants to come and workwith Thalassemia patients," said Malik.
She said she had plenty of film offers but plans tofocus on television for now.
"I am not going to do some typical B or C classBollywood films," she said.