Monday, July 16, 2012

Repent Bitches! A story on Veena Malik

So someone brought this disturbing/hilarious TV promo to my attention on Twitter, at first I was just baffled.... like... wtf?



my interpretation: repent just like Veena Malik does for all her sins - or else you'll burn in hell (Of course Hero TV doesn't give two shits if you're religious or not, they just want to shock you into watching their channel by using the most unlikely candidate)

I LOVE how it opens with the damning fires of hell. The echo adds a nice touch too - how can u not take a promo with an echo seriously? And the tear drops, my my....it couldn't get better than that. You know she's being bloody genuine and repenting for all her years of sinning. Right? Surely no one's put visine in her eyes or whatever they put in there to make em cry?

Gimme a Fuckin' break. As if Ramadan (or Ramzan - depending on where u grew up) wasn't already a time for hypocrites to come out and celebrate their hypocrisy in broad daylight.

I always remember my Ramadans in Pakistan as a time when some people chose to stop drinking for that particular month, or some chose to stop for just the really important holy nights. Seriously, if you think drinking is wrong, who do you think you're fooling by not drinking for one fucking month? To understand that, has always been beyond me.

And in the same way, I thought Veena Malik was all 'pro-sinning'? I thought she liked wearing next to nothing and standing up for her right to do so? 




I have to admit, i didn't know who she was till I saw this video,



And I thought she was pretty awesome for kicking Mufti sahab's ass. But wtf happened now? Cummon, how much did they pay you? Sure, they want ratings - but you'd think that after all the verbal ass kicking she did, Veena Malik would stick to her chosen side.

What really gets my goat is this blatant disregard for honesty. Obviously, if u like wearing belts as skirts, I am not gonna buy your scarf-on-head act. So pick a thing, and stick to it. Are you the person that kicks mullah ass, and stands up for your rights to be you, or are u the person who dons a headscarf and sheds tears on tv asking for forgiveness. Ramadan is everyone's favourite month to bring out their inner hypocrite!

I think that holds true not just for Veena Malik, but for a lot of Pakistanis. This TV promo is just a symbol of how two-faced so many are during that time of year. My personal experiences with fellow Pakistani's during the holy month still make me shudder. I mean seriously, there's hypocrisy...and there's RAMADAN HYPOCRISY.

So Veena Malik... does the headscarf and shalwar kameez come off right after the camera switches off? Or are you going to maintain this modest look for the whole month? Just curious...



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Sexuality, commercialism and religion are often more entwined than we'd like to believe. 

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UPDATE: oh gawsh darnit, I've been informed that the shows been cancelled. As many complaints as I had about it,  'twould've been an entertaining watch. I dunno if a small Pakistani channel is smart enough to pull off a publicity stunt like this - 

whether it was all an elaborate plan, and was never gonna air anyway, or they really just didn't think it through... - we got a bizarre, hilarious promo out of it. Now Veena Malik can go back to being her nekkid self, without any remorse. 

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UPDATE on the update: It appears the show's back on... interesting. 

18 comments:

  1. I think she's intelligent enough to be fully aware of what she's doing, but going along with it because of what it is - television, sensationalism, drama, and mirch masala. The way of the entertainment world.

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  2. E...I remember a line from Devdas....that went something like this k" bhagwan barish tawaifon k kothey per bhe barsata hey"... I dont know if it makes some sense here or not but as I observed life is never like black and white, it exists in greys...I also hate hypocrisy but if someone chooses to celebrate Ramzan kareem in their own way there is no harm in it. I saw prostitutes fasting in Ramzan and muharram with due respect for holy months.

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    1. Ummm why are you watching prostitutes during ramzan kareem? lol

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  3. Veena Malik doesn't stand for anything except money. All of her actions up till now have just been very well planned solutions to get more media attention and thus lucrative deals.
    I actually admire her disregard for culture in her work. A lot of people put principles before their actions, unlike having their actions be their principles.
    Having said that, one shouldn't expect anything from her, except staying in the news and working for it.

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    1. ppl like britney spears and paris hilton are like that too... so it shouldnt come as a surprise i suppose. But whats different here is that shes using religion, as far as im aware the other fame-whores don't (sorry for the crude term, but couldnt think of a better word)

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  4. LMFAO Punjabi Dominatrix, Pushtoo Dominatrix, Ahle Zuban Dominatrix. Love u & your writings

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  5. LeWhore Heeramandi is closed for 10 days in Muharram every year.

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    1. haha is it really? I guess one cant screw a whore during the holy month, that would be immoral. Otherwise its ok :P

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    2. :) it is very true about ! or at least thats what they told me when I visited that place.

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    3. Strange.... remember drunk whore during play sessions everytime there was sound of Azan she grab her dupatta or any nearby cloth to cover her head.

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    4. So it clearly shows they also follow religion. Religion is not for the pious and nobles only! As far as Veena is concerned she is having time of her life and experiencing everything in the spectrum.

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  6. As I posted on Twitter (someone else made it) the other day... http://twitpic.com/a8br5p

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  7. lol yeah i saw that on fb last week and thought it was incredibly accurate!

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  8. Hypocrisy, as a pejorative, is often unfairly imputed. One (and this is my opinion) has all the right to be as two-faced, hypocritical as possible when it so to protect oneself from the prejudice of others. I am all for exploiting inherently exploitive beliefs; It’s people that deserve respect, not beliefs, and, then, only if they are themselves decent human beings. More power to Veena.

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  9. Hahahahahahaha E shareef bachi with Abboo G

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  10. Your problem lies in thinking Veena is in it for principles :P She's only in it for the money. She wasn't fooling me before and she isn't fooling me now. All her talk about principles and hypocrisy was a complete farce.

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    1. Lol, you are right. I shouldnt hv expected much anyway

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  11. HAH

    I loved this, i truly did... I applaud her for garnering so much attention..

    If you think about what shes doing is nothing different from what the regular pakistani's do... I remember when i used to live there, we used to go to parties, have a few drinks smoke a few joints, and then BOOM friday, and none of that shit...

    Same with Ramzan.. You cant pick and choose what you want to adhere to with religion - i thought it was supposed to be all or nothing!

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