A row has erupted over images of Pakistani actress Veena Malik sporting the initials ISI on her arm, with FHM India insisting it is not fake.
Correspondents say that the image, which is the cover of the December issue of the Indian edition of the global men’s magazine, has caused a storm in Pakistan with many people expressing outrage over the nudity and the boldness of the photo.
Many Pakistanis on the micro-blogging site Twitter are also expressing bemusement at the image.
Representative of Ms Malik had denied she posed for the shoot.
“Veena knows her limits. I know we have done quite bold stuff/shoots, those which are available on our website, but she knows her parameters,” Sohail Rashid is quoted as saying.
FHM’s editor said he had never heard of the representative and added that Ms Malik had not got in touch to ask him to modify or remove the image.
The actress has been at the centre of controversy before.
She caused outrage among conservative circles in Pakistan for appearing on the Indian reality show Bigg Boss in 2010. She hit the headlines again in March this year by challenging the views of a Pakistani cleric on television.