Pakistan actress Veena Malik has caused controversy in her home country by posing nude for an Indian magazine, with nationalists and Islamists reportedly accusing her of dishonouring the nation.
There is particular controversy over the use of the ISI initials in the photo, reportedly a reference to Pakistan’s feared intelligence agency. Malik has allegedly claimed that the initials were supposed to cover most of her body as a statement about the ISI and the media, but it appears that the photo has been published with much more nudity than she anticipated.
Veena Malik is no stranger to controversy. Because Pakistan’s entertainment industry is relatively under-developed, she has worked extensively in India, a move that in itself has caused some to question her patriotism.