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04 December 2023

Storm over Dubai marriage: Veena Malik's fight with ex-lover gets murkier

Pakistani actress Veena Malik with husband Assad Bashir Khattak during an interview with a Pakistani television channel. (Twitter)

By Ajanta Paul

It has not been 'happily-ever-after' for Pakistani actress Veena Malik, ever since her wedding to Dubai-based businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak last month.
Malik's former Indian manager and alleged lover, Prashant Pratap Singh, has claimed betrayal and fraud by the actress.
Now the fight between the two is getting dirtier by the day.
Veena retorted calling him an "ex-employee" who is maligning her reputation and also doubting his sexual orientation.

Prashant Singh countered Malik's charges 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 he alleges.
According to Prashant, after attending the opening shoot of her Kannada film 'Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga', they decided to terminate the pregnancy.
Veena accused Prashant Singh of betraying her and posting controversial photographs on her "hacked" Facebook page and Twitter account.

Veena laughed off the allegations against her.
In an interview to Geo News she says; "Prashant is an ex-employee of mine, he used to work for me... many such rumours will surface now, people will talk (about my past), but by God's grace we both are happy."
The actress alleged Singh was also blackmailing her for money and cheap popularity. Singh was earlier responsible for handling digital media for Malik in India.

Veena Malik with husband in Dubai Mall
In an interview to Pakistan's Geo TV Veena said, "He is a liar, his allegations are baseless. He was like a brother, he used to love me like his sister."
Singh "was my employee on a salary of Rs10,000 (INR). He is an Indian citizen, he should live within his limits," Malik was quoted as saying by Geo News channel.
She claimed she had paid Singh an advance of Rs3 lakh (INR).
Veena Malik 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.