Pakistani actress Veena Malik has broken off her engagement with fiance Faisal Akbar Khan following her much-publicised stint on the fourth season of Indian reality show ‘Big Boss’.
Veena has confirmed that her engagement with the New York based Pakistani businessman is over.
“I called up Faisal and told him that I can no longer marry him. I told him that I am breaking the engagement as I have to focus on my career. We couldn’t develop an understanding and there was no use in dragging this engagement any further,” Veena told the Express Tribune newspaper.
The model-turned-actress,who was grilled and then broke down in tears on the Express television channel recently while discussing her antics on Big Boss,including her closeness to actor Ashmit Patel,said she took the decision to break off her engagement herself.
Khan is a businessman based in New York and is a family friend of Malik. The two got engaged in October last year after cricketer Mohammad Asif broke up with Veena to get married.
Veena,who claims to have received lucrative offers to host some World Cup related shows on Indian channels,said Faisal proposed to her quite a long time ago.
“But I didn’t accept. After my break up with Asif,my parents asked me to marry him and I couldn’t resist. I gave our relationship time but we couldn’t reach an understanding so I amicably called him up and said that I cannot marry him.”
However Malik did not reveal when she does she plan on getting married. When asked about her relationship with Patel she stood by her previous stance and said,”I have always said he is just my friend. We have a good relationship and that’s all there is to it.”