Pakistani Model’s Nude Magazine Cover Incites Outrage
Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s nude cover for FHM India has the country in an uproar — and not just because she’s naked.
Malik posed for the cover of the Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan’s “feared and powerful intelligence agency [ISI] on her arm”, a controversial move because, among other things and according to the AP, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (or ISI) “has been accused of sponsoring terrorist attacks inside India.”
Aside from the political implications of Malik’s cover — which she says was intended to “poke fun at the Indian fear of Pakistani spies” — the nudity itself is causing some controversy. Malik has just filed a $2 million lawsuit against FHM India for doctoring the cover to make her appear nude. Malik says that she agreed to pose for a “bold but not nude” cover and that she was wearing underwear throughout the entire shoot. Her lawyer, Ayaz Bilawala, has also asked that all copies of the issue be removed from newsstands.
“She has been cheated, and there has been tampering, and the photographs have been morphed,” he told The Mirror. “She has not posed in the manner in which she has been shown.”
FHM India maintains that Malik gave her full consent for the shoot and cover and claim to have both written and video record that she posed naked.
Photoshop is, unfortunately, nothing new, and neither is doctoring an image to make someone appear nude. Last year, Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk accused GQ Spain of removing her underwear in post-production.
The full cover is below.