Kabeer Sharma, the Editor of FHM tells International Business Times,
"We had two options for the shoot. The first was the
one that appears on the FHM cover of December. The other, where Veena
poses nude with a grenade in between her teeth, was deemed slightly
explosive, so we rejected it."
had approached Veena directly instead of going through her publicists
and most of the correspondence was done via emails. While shooting for
the photo-op Veena seemed very happy and comfortable. In fact, we shoot
with celebs regularly and I must say she was one of the celebs who have
been easier to shoot with," said Sharma, who was present at the shoot,"
he tells the paper.
“She was very comfortable with her sexuality. Every detail including
the ISI tattoo concept had been clarified to her and we went ahead with
the shoot only after she okayed it. The idea to have ISI written on her
arm was mine, and it was Veena's idea to have it in block letters,”
Sharma told the daily.
Sharma insists they don't need to resort
to controversy by morphing the pic. He told the daily, "At FHM, the
biggest lifestyle magazine here, we do not need to resort to
controversy… For us, it is another beautiful cover," clarified Sharma,
when talking about the accusations of the shoot being a publicity
Veena Malik’s father, however, has disowned her and
demanded that she be punished, because of her nude photo. Veena Malik
has filed a defamation suit against FHM, seeking Rs 100 million ($2