Posted: 25 December 2010 at 6:01pm | IP Logged
Veena Malik spills the beans....
Malik, what are you all about?
Ha ha. This is me! The one and
only. It isn't an act. You saw me on Bigg Boss How could I keep
up an act for such a long time? The fact that the people in India have
liked me so much makes me so happy.
Q.You recently came into
the limelight with an outburst of controversies. What have you set out
to achieve in your life?
(Thinks) I've never planned anything in
my life. Log mujhse mohabbat karte hain aur main yahaan mohabbat dene
ke liye aayi thi. By God's grace people gave me so much love over here.
Trust me, I'm honoured. This is my achievement... Now I'll go back to
Lahore to do a show for a leading news channel. I came here with a
message of peace and love.
Q.You've a very Indian name?
(laughs). I am glad I am called Veena. People often wonder whether I
am a Pakistani or a Hindustani. When I started my career in Pakistan,
people thought I was from India. Both Pakistan and India are my homes.
Yahaan ki mitti aur logon se mujhe mohabbat hai. Main hamesha yahaan
Q.You have performed comic roles in Pakistani films?
What plans for Bollywood?
Trust me, I wanted to do a lot of
mischievous things on Bigg Boss. But I restrained myself. I never
thought of a Bollywood career for myself. There are so many beautiful
actresses here and I am their fan. It's a matter of great pride for me
if anyone thinks I fit among these Indian beauties. Pamela Anderson
told me I'm a warrior. So I'd like to do an action-comedy role.
the status of your relationship with Ashmit Patel?
sach bataaon? Ashmit is very important to me. Believe me, he gave me
tremendous emotional support. Woh ek zabardast insaan hain. But all the gossip linking
me with Hrishant Goswami and Ashmit is untrue. Hrishant wasn't even a
friend. I admire him for being a goodlooking man. I liked him. But
that's it. As for Ashmit, he's a sweetheart. He's my buddy. If there was
anything more between us I'm bold enough to admit it. Agar hamaari
zindagi rahi to hum phir milenge.
Q.So who's the special man
in your life?
Right now I'm single. I am waiting anxiously for
that special entry in my life. Before going into Bigg Boss I had
lost faith in love. But I've come out with my faith back in place. So my
doors are open. I am single. And waiting.
Q.Back home in
Pakistan some radical elements have described your conduct as
Whether in Pakistan or on Bigg Boss, I never
pretended to be anything. Jo main hoon woh hoon. I don't believe in
wearing a burqa or a hijaab (head covering) and then going on
television to do politics pretending to be very Islamic when in fact,
such people wear western clothes like jeans and shorts when the camera
is not looking. For me, the greatest religion is humanity. I respect
and love God. Mera Khuda se bahut bada connection hai. My message in
life is, be what you are.
Q.How do you react to being called
Religion is a very personal thing. It is no one
else's business. If I look beautiful to your eyes then please do the
honour of looking at me. But if you feel by looking at me they (the
eyes) are being un-Islamic, then please don't take the trouble of
looking at me.
Q.Do you fear the wrath of the conservative
When you live your life your own way you are bound to
offend people. I've the right to live my life my way. When tenets are
imposed on you and you reject them you're bound to face hardships. I've
suffered in the past. I'm ready to suffer now. But I won't change the
way I am. Main apni zindagi apne tareeqe se jiyungi. I know I've to face
a lot of anger when I return home. And I also know no one will share
my pain and suffering.
Q.You are complete dabanng
(fearless). Like Salman Khan?
(Laughs loudly) Do you really think
Q.Do you regret your expose on your former cricketer
boyfriend Mohammad Asif?
I don't want to go into too many
details. But I will say this I went out of my way for him. Bahut kuch
kiya unke liye. I tried to be exemplary in the relationship. Whatever
he did or said about me or about our relationship, I didn't mind. But
what he did with the emotions of those thousands of cricket lovers by
cheating people of crores I couldn't tolerate that. Jo unhone mulk ke
saath kiya aur cricket se mohabbat karne waalon ke saath kiya, uske liye
main unhe nahin maaf kar sakti. Even today I stand by my expose. In
fact, I am happy that I did it. I marvel at my own guts. In spite of
being a single girl did I really make such a big revelation? I am proud
of what I did. Maine theek kiya. Mujhe aisa hi karna chahiye tha.
are your plans now?
I did not go on Bigg Boss for the
money. The prize money is meaningless to me. Allah ka diya hua mere paas
bahut kuch hai. I am a woman of plenty. I came to India and Bigg Boss
to spread the message of love. It was being said before me that artistes
from across the border had no acceptance or support in India. I've
disproved that. Jo unconditional pyaar mujhe Hindustan mein mila hai
main marte dum tak nahin bhool sakti. I'll always be happy to return to
India any time. My visa expires now in a few days. So I've to return to
Pakistan. But I'll be back soon.