The marriage with businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak took place at a court in Dubai.
Controversial Pakistani model and actress Veena Malik married businessman Asad Bashir Khan Khattak in Dubai on Wednesday. Malik tweeted a picture saying: “I have found my Soul mate…. my Friend…my Partner!!!
The marriage took place at a court in Dubai and a party for the couple’s relatives and close friends will be held this morning, Veena’s international PR manager Sohail Rashid told Khaleej Times.
“They chose to wed today because it is the 137th birthday of Quaid-e-Azam [Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan],” Rashid said.
According to him, the couple’s fathers worked together in the Pakistan Army and wanted them to get married.
Khattak is into steel business and splits his time between Dubai and the US. Both of them live in villas in Bur Dubai, he said.
The newly-wed couple is slated to head to Saudi Arabia for Umrah next month. “Veena wanted to perform the Umrah with her husband after the marriage. From Saudi, they will fly to the US as most of their relatives live over there,” said Rashid.
Another wedding party for the extended family members and friends in the US will see Veena dressed up in her dream outfit, the white wedding gown. “She has told me that she loves to wear the white wedding gown that usually Christian brides wear. So, she will wear that at the party in the US.”
A grand wedding reception will be held in Pakistan when the bride and groom return from the US. Though parties are already planned, Rashid says, the couple hasn’t yet decided on their honeymoon destination.
Veena shot to fame after her participation in the controversial celebrity game show ‘Bigg Boss’ season 4. There she was linked to fellow contestant and Bollywood actor Ashmit Patel, with whom she had reportedly got very close and intimate.
However, after the show got over, problems surfaced in their relationship, reports said. Veena and Patel, however, reunited on-screen for Supermodel. Veena also gave rise to controversy when she appeared nude on FHM magazine cover.
In 2013, she was also seen in films like Zindagi 50:50 and south film Dirty Picture: Silk Sakkath Maga.