by Chitra Nagarajan
Veena Malik is a Pakistani actress who appeared on Indian reality show Bigg Boss (similar to Celebrity Big Brother) in October 2010. During the first week of the show, Shiv Sena (a right wing Hindu nationalist political party) activists protested the inclusion of Pakistani housemates in the show.
On her return to Pakistan, a case was filed against her for committing 'immoral' and 'un-Islamic acts' in a court in Lahore.
She appeared on Front Line, to talk about her experiences on the TV show. She was questioned by the host Kamran Shahid and mufti Abdul Qavi whether she had 'brought Pakistani culture into disrepute' by going to India, her clothing and her behaviour. She has received death threats as a result of this interview.