There are reports emerging from India that Pakistani model Veena Malik is stuck in Dubai since her visa papers are not being cleared by the Indian visa office.
Veena has allegedly "asked her manager to make sure that her name doesn’t crop up in any of the rumours, even in by mistake", according to a source close to the model.
Even as we wondered why this media shyness suddenly, we discover the newsmaker who arrived in Dubai to usher in the New Year continues to stay put in the emirates two weeks later.
Well, a source close to Veena says: "Veena is now in Dubai and she is facing some issue garnering an Indian Visa. The reason for this is her recent controversies. The actress got involved in multiple controversies and now the Visa office has asked her to clear all these before issuing her a visa. Veena has now asked all her producers and directors not to create any further controversy till she comes in India."
So is there more to her so-called 'turning over a new leaf'?
But when Emirates 24|7 got in touch with Veena she said, "I have no visa issues, I have all the valid papers and anytime I want to go to India I can travel".
"Media has been writing about it since the time I was in India so it doesn't bother me at all," said the actress.
When asked about the apparent image recovery campaign Veena said, "I can only laugh about such news".