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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Veena Malik: It is not blasphemy in any way......

Actress Veena Malik and her husband, Asad Bashir, along with one of the biggest Pakistani media group, have been sentenced to 26 years of imprisonment by an anti-terrorism court of Pakistan, on account of airing a blasphemous programme on television. Veena, presently in Dubai, is "shocked" to say the least. She said, "It is a shocking news for me. We did not have any control over any television content that was aired. We were just a part of the show, where our mock marriage was organised. Later, footage was made out of it and circulated. And some 100 FIRs have been registered against us now." Veena, along with her husband will visit Pakistan in the first week of December to attend the hearings. Meanwhile, their lawyers are handling the case. "I have been recovering from C-section and the doctors have asked me to rest for three months. So, we will be visiting Pakistan in December, once I am fit."

However, the Pakistani actress will take it one day at a time now. "We are born Muslims and all I can say is that we have not done any mistakes. We are innocent and that is why I am going to Pakistan to face it. It is not a blasphemy in any way. There is no truth to it. And the moment you attach Veena Malik's name to anything, it becomes international. Thus, these people have tried to create a controversy out of the whole thing," she said.

The controversy: The show was about celebrity marriages, where a mock marriage was organised for Veena and her husband. "We did not decide the content. The organisers had to decide it and we were not involved in it in any way. Since, we were given the content, we performed it accordingly," she had told us earlier. Later, a case was registered by the district and sessions judge of Okara in Punjab province, Pakistan, due to the use of a religious song for the same.