“Government Should Make A Dress Code For Showbiz”: Veena Malik

Veena Malik

Veena Malik has always been criticized for her bold avatar in the past. However, there has been an evident shift in her appearance and views in the past couple of years. 

The present Veena Malik strongly verbalizes her religious belief and staunch support for Islam and Pakistan. She recently gave an interview, in which she explicitly backed the Taliban Government and discussed her return to showbiz after 12 years.  

On-Going Situation Of Afghanistan 

When asked to comment on her strong online support for the Taliban’s occupation in Afghanistan, Veena Malik corrected the host in reply. She stated: “You used the word occupation, whereas I believe that Afghanistan belongs to Taliban. This is their land, they fought for it”.

Choice Of Dressing

When asked about her Instagram post in a burkha and whether she is planning to visit Afghanistan, she revealed that she loves Kandahar. She particularly talked about the burkha. She disclosed: “Burkha has been part of my life since I was 13 years old, not because it has been imposed on me but I feel extremely secure and safe”. She further revealed: “I’m extremely shy and an introvert, I find it difficult to deal with people therefore I feel comfortable in burkha”.

She was asked if the Taliban is imposing a dress code for everyone, whether she is in favour of this act. Veena stated: “I believe Afghan people will happily follow the dress code because Afghanis are well aware of their traditions and culture”. According to her, she has not seen any resistance in Afghan society pertaining to the dress code. “Let them be happy please,” she added.

When asked if she feared that the dress code implementations might affect Pakistani society, Veena maintained: “Pakistan is a sovereign land, people are wearing every type of dresses here, and girls have the freedom to wear the clothes of their own choice”. Veena further opined: “I believe government should make a dress code for showbiz as well, there should be some mentioned boundaries of dressing outlined by government for people in showbiz”

Future Of Entertainment In Afghan

On the topic of the Afghan government limiting the entertainment activities in Afghanistan and if she feels empathy for Afghan entertainers. She replied: “No, I should sympathize with those actors who are working in such industries where women are forced to wear skimpy clothes”. She further added, “I believe women are more uncomfortable in such industries as compared to those which have certain dress code to follow”. She continued “I believe we should leave this matter only to the Afghan government, Afghan people and their artists”.

She was again asked that Afghanistan is a nearby country, so should we be worried. Veena Malik firmly restated: “Those industries which have no limits, where people can do any sort of wired acts, I find that scary”. “There should be a limit,” she added.

Her Comeback 

Veena Maik was asked that why she is returning to the entertainment industry after a long gap of 12 years.  She revealed: “it has been 12 years since last season of ‘Hum Sub Umeed Say Hain’. I was in touch with the writer Yunus Butt, we wanted to create some good content together.” She continued: “I wanted to give time to my kids, now they have grown up so I’m back in the showbiz”. Revealing details of her new project Veena stated: I’m coming back with a socio-political satire that will be aired on UrduFlix.

Veen Malik further divulged that she is excited to mimic one of her favourite politicians, Firdous Ashiq Awan. When asked that her Twitter is evident of her political inclination, will it affect her new show? She maintained “Party in government usually bears more criticism, although I’m a big fan of Imran Khan, I’m not sure about Yunus Butt and the director”, she laughed.


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