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Pakistani actress Veena Malik has announced her retirement from the commercial film industry but said she would continue to act in movies with religious and social messages.
Veena Malik made the announcement from Makkah after performing Umrah that she would no longer act in films either in Pakistan or in India.
Malik said she would continue to engage in projects which aim for welfare or social development.
Veena Malik tweeted, "I did not have a change of heart just a change of profession....!!!"
As far as the entertainment industry is concerned, she will refrain from being part of any new films from here on.
She might have to turn down producers in India with whom she had agreed to work.
However, news from Pakistan hint that Malik has plans to host a morning show with her husband on a Pakistani news channel.
Veena Malik, who married Dubai-based Pakistani businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak last year, was embroiled in fresh controversy and some serious allegations were made against her.
Malik's former Indian manager and alleged lover, Prashant Pratap Singh, has claimed betrayal and fraud by the actress after hearing news of her marriage.
Veena retorted calling him an "ex-employee" who is maligning her reputation and also raised doubts about his sexual orientation.
Prashant Singh countered these claims by posting intimate photographs of the two on a social networking site.
He filed a police complaint against Veena for fraud and threat calls to his mother.
After posting images and talking about their live-in relationship details, the jilted lover wrote on Twitter, "If Veena Malik doesn't apologise I will release more proof and trust me I have loads!"
Prashant also revealed that Veena was carrying his child in 2012. They discovered about the pregnancy on May 10 and later on decided to terminate the pregnancy.
Veena dismissed all such allegations.
The actress hurriedly got married to compatriot singer/model and businessman Assad Bashir Khattak in Dubai.
Due to her mother’s poor health, Veena’s nikkah was rushed and soon after the newlyweds threw a ‘private’ reception.
Malik recently appeared on a television show in which she announced that she had changed her lifestyle after coming into contact with Maulana Tariq Jameel.
Some sources say that she would be heading US after performing the Umrah.
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