Mumbai: Controversial Pakistani actress-model Veena Malik, who will be seen in the reality show ‘Swayamwar’, says she has never been lucky in relationships but looking forward to find her partner in the unique show to go on air soon.
   
 She has been in the news for her relationships with Pakistan cricketer Mohammed Asif and her closeness to Bollywood actor Ashmit Patel. she candidly says about Patel that "we liked each other and we are good friends".
    
Veena entered Indian small screen as a participant in the reality show ‘Bigg Boss' last season.  And now she is set to find a groom on national television with the show ‘Swayamvar - Veena Ka Vivaah’, where a celebrity finds his or her bride or bridegroom.
    
"I won't lie about Ashmit. We liked each other and we got stuck there. Today we are good friends. I share my work related issues with him. We are really good friends now. I have never been lucky in love. My relations in the past never worked out," Veena said in an interview.

The fourth season of the show will see Veena looking for her 'Mr Right' on the show.
    
Asked Veena if she is apprehensive about the reception to this show in Pakistan, she said, "People in Pakistan love Bollywood and there is no Indian movie that we do not watch. We love Indian culture so much that we wear sarees nowadays for functions rather than salwar kameez."
   
"It is an honour for a Pakistani to do such a show. It is only a section of people who had issues in the past. But that was settled and everything was fine now," she added.
   
But did she ever dream of getting married on national television, she replied, "Not at all until the show came to me. When I was offered Swayamvar, I consulted my parents and you won't believe, they were more excited than me. My father asked me to give one more chance as I might find my Mr Right."

"I am a celebrity. Whatever happens in my life becomes public. I think that it is safe to get married on such a platform because you get to know some genuine people. The people who are fake slowly get eliminated from the show. We indeed have a lot of fans and followers who try to reach us desperately, but we do not know what the intentions are. Hence for me I think this is a good platform," she said.
    
Considering the participants might not show their genuine side, Veena did have some apprehensions before taking up the show.
   
"I had that apprehension that guys might show their true colours and that was the reason that it took six months for me to sign this show. I am sure that the tasks given to them would be of some help. Even if I miss something, I am sure the cameras won’t. I think nothing could be more perfect than this platform," she said.

About the qualities she would check to find her soulmate, she said, "Like any other girl, pure and unconditional love comes first for me. And second is money because if I say money is not important, then I will be lying and then comes good looks. There are several other things that I am looking for, but these come first."

(Agencies)