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Our Love for Veena!|
by Asad Ur Rehman
She is in the news again and this time with a bigger bang due to her alleged photo shoot for FHM India’s December cover. Though she is denying it and has every right to do so, considering anything and everything is possible in this tech-savvy world .However, the editor of the magazine is making relentless assertions that this photo shoot is real and has been done willingly by Veena Malik in real and not by morphing. The controversy is gaining firm grounds and Veena Malik has decided to take the magazine to court and has filed a lawsuit against FHM India for damages worth Rs100 million. She claims that the men’s magazine had morphed her clothes-on images into nudes for its December 2011 issue. Let’s wait and see which way the winds go and who is proved guilty and innocent.
However, there are certain things that bothered me, more importantly the hype given to the issue by people and media. The supposed act may be condemnable and can certainly not be appreciated but we should wait for the things to settle down first and before declaring a final judgment. As a nation, we have an issue from last 64 years that we are exceptionally good at concocting our own version of stories and passing judgments without even listening to the concerned person and without waiting for the things to unfold.
Just to increase the ratings almost all TV channels aired this story as breaking news. What is the breaking in this? Do they mind ‘breaking’ it to the people when hundreds of girls daily are raped in their very own homeland? Just because that won’t increase their viewership and ratings the way posing for an Indian Magazine by an actor would, nobody would even care to highlight it. Will someone mind telling me why sexual abuse, lack of educational facilities, killing in the name of honor, religion and culture isn’t treated as ‘breaking news’? Do we only have enough spare time to deal with Veena Malik’s issue? Aren’t there hundreds and thousand of more important issues which they need to be addressed and brought to focus than this useless piece of scrap.
Our country is embroiled in serious economic and political crises but media is busy inquiring the truth about the photo shoot. They are airing the news of Veena’s nude photos published by a magazine.
Now let’s talk about You and I. We are so good calling Veena Malik with all the bad names we can think of without even taking a peek inside our own selves. Every day millions of us watch pornographic content on internet and on TV and without considering anything even close to being wrong, but as Veena Malik allegedly exposes herself, we begin wailing in the name of morality and religion.
Sheer hypocrisy! Anyways, let’s wait for the wrap up episode, meanwhile let’s sniff some more popcorns and gaze at Veena’s ‘photo’ a few more times with jaws dropped and eyes popped out!
Not a Veena Malik's die-hard fan