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(Daily Mail) — A controversial Pakistani actress has been forced to deny posing naked for the India edition of FHM sporting a tattoo of the initials ‘ISI’ her arm.

Veena Malik appears topless on the front of the December issue of FHM India, sparking outrage among conservatives in Pakistan — both for her nudity and the reference to Pakistan’s intelligence agency.

But Miss Malik has strongly denied posing for the lads’ mag, with the 33-year-old star insisting the picture had been ‘morphed’.

FHM India’s editor, Kabeer Sharma, insisted however that nothing had been doctored, and claimed that the magazine could prove the photo’s authenticity.

Mr Sharma told the BBC: ‘We have video footage of the shoot as well as emails from Veena about how she’s looking forward to the cover.’

On her arm are emblazoned the initials ‘ISI’ — the acronym for Pakistan’s feared Inter-Services Intelligence agency — with the tag line, ‘hand in the end of the world too?’

Miss Malik is no stranger to controversy. In January she attacked attacked hardline clerics in Pakistan who demand modest Muslims should be suitably covered at all times.

‘If a woman is cool with wearing a burqa, she should wear a burqa. If a woman, being a Muslim, wants to wear jeans, then she should wear jeans,’ she said in an interview with The Australian newspaper.

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