Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

(NEWSER) ?? A Pakistani court disliked a segment on a TV show so much that it sentenced a Bollywood actress, her husband, and two others to prison for 26 years for blasphemy, reports the Independent.

The trouble began when Veena Malik and her new husband appeared on a live daytime show on Geo TV in May. Accounts differ about exactly what transpired, but they apparently re-enacted their wedding ceremony "while a group of Sufi musicians sang a devotional song about the wedding of the Prophet Mohammad's daughter," reports Gulf News.

Some viewers saw it as blasphemous, and the station apologized.

But that wasn't enough to appease an anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltisan, which sentenced the couple, the station's owner, and the host of the show to the lengthy prison terms.

"Twenty-six years! Come on," says Malik, 30. "Twenty-six years is a lifetime." She adds, however, that she fully expects higher courts to overturn the verdict. The judge also issued arrest warrants, but all four are reportedly out of the country, reports the Times of India.

Newser is a USA TODAY content partner providing general news, commentary and coverage from around the Web. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY.



Copyright 2015USAToday

Read the original story: Bollywood actress sentenced to 26 years over TV scene

More In

test

Real Deals

Flip, shop and save on specials from your favorite retailers in central Ohio.

GET DEALS | COUPONS

Things To Do

SAT
31
SUN
1
MON
2
TUE
3
WED
4
THU
5
FRI
6

CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds from across Central Ohio
Lancaster
Chillicothe
Newark
Marion
Bucyrus
Mansfield
Zanesville
Coshocton

Weeklies & Shoppers

10TV Headlines

Dispatch Headlines

METROMIX