Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos Nude cover sparks outrage The story has all the stuff that sells: a sexy starlet, a powerful enemy spy agency and lots of bare flesh. Nude photographs of Pakistani actress Veena Malik, published in the December issue of the Indian edition of the men's magazine FHM prompted Malik to threaten a lawsuit. Malik said FHM doctored photographs to show her without clothes. The magazine, however, denied those allegations.
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A Pakistani actress who posed in the nude for an Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan's feared and powerful intelligence agency on her arm has triggered fury across the conservative nation. Veena Malik's photo on the website of FHM India, in advance of its publication in the magazine's December issue, has been lighting up social network websites since earlier this week. Many here anticipate a backlash, as nationalists and Islamists regularly stage rallies against anything they deem an insult to Islam or to the national honor. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and the Inter-Services Intelligence agency or ISI has been accused of sponsoring terrorist attacks inside India. Malik has broken Pakistani religious and national taboos in the past. She is a target for conservative ire and a heroine to some Pakistani liberals. In an interview with Pakistani Geo television broadcast Saturday, however, Malik said the nude photo was published in violation of her agreement with FHM India and she was considering legal action against the magazine. Malik acknowledged having been photographed for a "bold but not nude shot. The photo was intended to poke fun at the Indian fear of Pakistani spies, she said, adding "whatever happens in India , people say ISI is behind that. Magazine editor Kabeer Sharma said Malik had given full consent for the shoot and the picture.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. It has caused a sensation in Pakistan for both the nudity and the initials of Pakistan's controversial Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency. Pakistani media have quoted a spokesman for Ms Malik as saying she never took part in such a photoshoot. He said that the image was intended to be playful, saying that: "In India we joke about this