FHM India insists the photo wasn’t touched and say they can prove the actress had excitedly posed for the magazine. Who do you believe? The photo doesn’t look ‘doctored’ to me.
She denied posing nude for FHM magazine.
And to prove she is telling the truth, Veena Malik is now taking legal action, suing the popular Indian men's magazine for millions of dollars.
The Pakistani actress is accusing it of publishing photos she says were doctored, after the racy photoshoot in the December issue triggered a fury across the conservative Islamic country where a nude photo shoot is virtually unheard of.
Legal action: Veena Malik has denied taking her clothes off for the magazine and is suing the magazine
In a photo posted on the FHM website, Malik is shown wearing no clothing, but with her arms and legs discreetly positioned to keep her covered.
Her lawyer, Ayaz Bilawala, denied the photo was authentic.
He sent notice to the magazine and was filing papers in the Mumbai High Court demanding all copies of the magazine be removed from newsstands, he said.
The suit was also seeking 100 million rupees, $2million, in damages.
'She has been cheated, and there has been tampering, and the photographs have been morphed. She has not posed in the manner in which she has been shown.'
Doctored? Veena claims the images have been tampered with to make it look as though she posed nude
FHM India editor Kabeer Sharma insisted the photos were authentic and said he had just come out of a meeting with the magazines lawyers where they watched the video of the photo session proving his case
He also disputed the magazine's assertion that it possessed a video of the shoot that would prove the photos were real.
FHM India editor Kabeer Sharma insisted the photos were authentic and said he had just come out of a meeting with the magazines lawyers where they watched the video of the photo session proving his case.
'It's a considered decision on our part not to make that video public because of the nature of the video,' he said.
Denials: Miss Malik, pictured left in a PETA campaign and right in a fashion shoot, has denied posing for the lads' mag, but the FHM India editor says he has emails and video that can prove the pictures authenticity
Miss Malik is no stranger to controversy. In January she attacked attacked hardline clerics in Pakistan who demand modest Muslims should be suitably covered at all times.
'If a woman is cool with wearing a burqa, she should wear a burqa. If a woman, being a Muslim, wants to wear jeans, then she should wear jeans,' she said in an interview with The Australian newspaper.
She also launched a stringent attack on honour killings, highlighting that women were always the target and not men.
'Have you ever heard that they've thrown acid in a guy's face in Pakistan?,' she asked.
Controversial: Miss Malik, pictured left in a fashion shoot and right on the set of a Bollywood film, has clashed with Muslim clerics in Pakistan before, where she is a voice for women's rights
After making her name has a star in 'Lollywood' movies - the term used to describe films made in Lahore - she found greater fame when she took part in Big Boss 4, the Indian version of Big Brother, last year.
Dressed in shorts and seen hugging actor Ashmit Patel as well as swimming with Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, she was accused of behaving improperly by some Muslim clerics.
Miss Malik has also been accused of being a porn star. However, her refreshingly outspoken views have won her many fans from Pakistan's younger and more liberal circles.
Confronted about her 'immoral' behaviour by cleric Mufti Abdul Qawi on a TV talk show, she snapped back that the country had far more important things to consider - including the rape of children in mosques.
'I’m a Muslim woman, and I know my limits,' she shouted back. The mufti appeared to be too astounded to respond.