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Vidya Balan, Veena, Poonam painted nude

By Staff

Painter Pranava Prakash was attacked at a gallery in Delhi (India), where he was exhibiting a number of nude paintings of Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, Veena Malik and Poonam Pandey.

Five unknown men, miffed with the paintings put on show at a gallery, assaulted the artist.

The miscreants reportedly were heard saying that the paintings were "against Indian culture" they then stormed in and destroyed the art work.

According to ibnlive, Prakash said that the protestors were from a right-wing group and in the past have raised objecctions over his artwork saying that his paintings offend their beliefs.

The five men physically assaulted the artist.

The images that were damaged were of Bollywood star Vidya Balan, Pakistani actress Veena Malik and model Poonam Pandey.

According to Prakash, one of the pictures ruined was that of Poonam Pandey in the nude, who was shown supporting anti corruption crusader Anna Hazare, with a Gandhi cap on her head, while Malik appears to be shown with the Pakistan flag painted on her back.