|Veena Malik has stirred a hornet’s nest by allegedly posing in the buff on FHM December issue. The actress maintains that her images have been morphed and, on Mahesh Bhatt’s suggestion, she sued the FHM India and asked for a sum of Rs. 10 crores for the damages.
Not to be cowed down, the FHM has now sent an 11-page reply to Veena’s notice, rubbishing all her claims and even threatening a lawsuit of Rs. 25 crore.
In their notice, the magazine stated, “Your client permitted our clients for her photo as well as video shoots which were carried out by our clients with the consent and authority of your client. It would be pertinent to mention herein that your client pursued FHM magazine via photographer Vishal Saxena in October 2011 for a shoot. Your client wanted to do a sexy, bold and in-your-face shoot and to express intent for the same she also sent through Saxena pictures of her in bikinis etc, to show that she was in good shape for a shoot for FHM.”
The notice also mentioned that Veena was super excited during the shoot and at times the team had to tell her to tone down her exposure keeping in mind Indian censorship laws.
Threatening Veena Malik with a counter lawsuit, the notice said: “It is further stated that in the circumstances our clients are free to initiate legal proceedings including filing a criminal complaint against your client (Veena Malik) for offences under Indian Penal Code besides claiming general and special damages to the tune of Rs.25,00,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Crores Only) i.e. Rs.15,00,00,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Crore Only) to the client No. 1, Rs. 5,00,00,000/- (Rupees Five Crore Only) to client No. 2 and Rs. 5,00,00,000/- (Rupees Five Crore Only) to client No.3,) and will also take any other appropriate legal action entirely at your cost, risk and consequences.”