AKADEMI FANTASIA NUDE PICTURE CONTROVERSY - Zana’s keeping it close to her chest

by Joe Lee (of Malay Mail)

EMBROILED in a ‘nudity’ controversy, former Akademi Fantasia Season Five contestant, Wan Nurul Zhana Wan Mohd Hanizan, prefers to keep mum for now.The 23-year-old, who has denied that several ‘revealing’ pictures are that of hers, told The Malay Mail last night that she would instead “get in touch if (there’s) anything (I want to comment on).”“Hi there.Sorry, didn’t mean to offend anybody (for not answering the calls).I didn’t like the idea of you getting my number without my permission.Will get in touch if anything ... thanks for the concern,” was her text reply to this reporter who tried talking to her without success yesterday.Her three cell phone lines were switched off, and attempts to reach her home were unsuccessful.She only responded when The Malay Mail texted her twice to seek her comments on several pictures posted on the Internet.Akademi Fantasia executive producer Bob Azrai, commenting on the sudden withdrawal of the deejay and part-time emcee and singer from the first weekly concert last Saturday night, said the matter was “out of our hands”.“It’s now a police case, and it’s out of our hands.She asked to be allowed to leave the show, citing stress and personal problems.Fans of the programme can tell from the daily Diari Akademi Fantasia that she’s been under a lot pressure of late, and has been crying since Wednesday.”When asked if it had anything to do with the circulation of nude pictures on the Internet, supposedly of hers, Bob initially said he did not know.However, when pointed out that the pictures had surfaced about the same time Wan Nurul started showing signs of stress, Bob admitted that the pictures had an impact on her.“We did tell her what was happening outside (the academy),” he said, adding that he did not know if the pictures had infl uenced Wan Nurul’s decision.Bob said Wan Nurul, or better known as Zana, had lodged a police report after her exit from the programme.“We had notified her of what was happening because we wanted to get the truth.She denied being the one in those pictures.”On the possible legal action that would be taken against Zana for breaching the contract she had signed with the academy, he said Astro had handed the matter over to their legal department.“I can’t say anymore, but she has written an appeal, asking to be allowed to terminate her contract with Akademi Fantasia.”

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