Veena denigrating Pakistani women: Meera


LAHORE – Pakistani actress Meera is not happy with the way her fellow actress Veena Malik conducted herself on Colors’ reality show ‘Bigg Boss 4’ and accuses her of portraying Pakistani women in poor light.
“Veena Malik is acting very cheap. The way she presented herself in front of Indian audiences is not right. She is denigrating the image of Pakistani women. This is not how women in Pakistan are,” Meera, who is in India to shoot for director Faizal Khan’s Hindi movie ‘Om Allah’, told in an interview.
The actress herself became controversial after her kissing scene with Ashmit Patel in her Bollywood debut ‘Nazar’. Meera alleges Veena’s behaviour is a lousy way to garner publicity. She claims she was also approached to be a part of ‘Bigg Boss’ twice, but she refused it. After ‘Nazar’, Meera featured in another Bollywood movie ‘Kasak’ with Lucky Ali. After doing ‘Kasak’ in 2005, this is Meera’s first Bollywood movie in five years.
“After ‘Kasak’, I went back to Pakistan. Later my parents did not allow me to act here as I was too young and they thought I might just fall for someone there (India) and get settled permanently,” she said. “Moreover, the tension between India and Pakistan also kept me away. But now I am back and hope to sign more Bollywood projects,” she said.
Back home, Meera has been actively involved in charity work and has been working with former cricketer Imran Khan to raise funds for Pakistan’s flood-affected victims.
“We would like to rope in Rani Mukerji for helping us to raise funds for the flood-affected victims in Pakistan. I plan to meet her during my trip here,” she said.
She has also expressed a desire to do charity work with Salman Khan and his Being Human organisation.