"Why me," asks Pakistani actor Veena Malik, who is still in shock after receiving death threats. "I got a letter from Maulana Masood, the Taliban leader, threatening me to stop working in India. A lot of girls work in the entertainment industry, I don’t know why only I am being targetted," says the 27-year-old actor, who is currently shooting in the Capital.
"But, if they think I will get scared and leave, then they are wrong." The letter, she says, accuses her of degrading Islam by her ‘obscene’ behaviour on the TV reality show Bigg Boss 4. "I don’t regret anything I have done or am doing. I have read the Quran-e-Pak thoroughly so nobody needs to tell me what to do," she says.
Malik’s only worry is for her family, which is currently in Islamabad, Pakistan. "I will stay here, no matter what. But, yes, I am worried for my family. If things get worse they may even have to seek asylum elsewhere," says the actor, adding that her only regret is that her decisions may inconvenience her family. "That’s my only regret," she says.