July 31st, 2019: Most celebrities were seen supporting Mahira Khan when she was heavily criticized by Firdous Jamal on Faysal Quraishi’s show.
This afternoon, the famous Shaan Shahid took to Twitter to express how he feels about the whole fiasco.
Here is his diplomatic tweet:
sad to hear what firdous sb said abt MK. And sad to see what People on Twitter are saying to firdous sb .he has given more to this industry than just his last interview .Mahira is a ⭐️,and no opinion can take this status from her. And Firdous sb is a legend #❤️ubothourpride🇵🇰
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) July 31, 2019
Let us know what you think!
July 29th, 2019: Veteran actor Firdous Jamal appeared on Faisal Qureshi’s morning show and made a controversial comment regarding leading actress, Mahira Khan.
“Sorry to say, she has no skills of being a heroine, she is just a mediocre level model,” stated the senior actor, suggesting the Superstar should no longer play lead roles.
“She is not an actress and not a heroine.”
To make it worse, Firdous Jamal also made an insensitive comment about Mahira’s age and also compared her to Mehwish Hayat. “Mahira is overaged and actresses of her age usually play the role of mothers and not the main heroine” he had said.
“Mehwish Hayat is far better than Mahira Khan,” he remarked praising Mehwish over Mahira.
Social media went ablaze over the senior actor’s judgment and host Faysal was also criticized for commenting on her box office success and failures.
Thats how he thinks kiya faraq parhta hey …she is super star and i was shocked too. I meant jo hit milni chahiye woh mily #binroye was hit but bari wali hit .khir i praised her 1000 times in my show no one shared that 🤔 https://t.co/xb5IYwukgs
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) July 26, 2019
Live shows can be tricky he responded on Twitter.
Live shows can be tricky but as a host of one i have always strived to peoject positive image and energy of our people , country and traditions . What happened with veteran actor #firdousjamal commenting on @TheMahiraKhan on the show was totally uncalled for and unnecessary .
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) July 27, 2019
“As a host, I am and was shocked at our veteran actor Firdous Jamal’s comments on the live show for @TheMahiraKhan who is undoubtedly an icon of our industry and for our country,” wrote Faysal stating that he will address the issue in the following episode next week.
I as a responsible host will address this on the same platform in the coming week also. As a host I am and was shocked at our veteran actor Firdous Jamal’s comments on the live show for @TheMahiraKhan who is undoubtedly an icon of our industry and for our country.
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) July 27, 2019
Other Pakistani stars were also quick to defend Mahira and condemn the senior actor’s comments.
“If we keep reinforcing regressive & sexist stereotypes, how do we expect the public to treat our industry,” wrote costar, OKB.
If we as members of the film & television fraternity can’t keep our chauvinism in check, if we keep reinforcing regressive & sexist stereotypes, how do we expect the public to treat our industry – and specifically the women in it – with respect?
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) July 27, 2019
“And it is her dedication and passion towards her work that has led her to this position. She is a heroine and a star in every sense of these words,” defended leading actor, Humayun Saeed.
And it is her dedication and passion towards her work that has led her to this position. She is a heroine and a star in every sense of these words. As far as age is concerned, an actor and their talent is not bound by it.
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) July 27, 2019
Mawra Hocane also took to Twitter to express their emotions. “Taking a dig at the biggest name of your country makes you as small as it gets. Disrespectful remarks in the garb of opinions need to stop.”
Taking a dig at the biggest name of your country makes you as small as it gets. Disrespectful remarks in the garb of opinions need to STOP. Hope the two mins of fame were worth it. Mahira works extremely hard to be where she is. It’s not easy
So Proud of you my M❤️ @TheMahiraKhan
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) July 27, 2019
“Respect. To get it, you must give it,” shared Anoushey Ashraf.
Respect. To get it, you must give it. I don’t think our elders sometimes realise how regressive they sound. #FirdousJamal a person’s age has NOTHING to do with their acting ability sir. You should know this better than anyone. https://t.co/Ock2wyKBQL
— Anoushey Ashraf (@Anoushey_a) July 27, 2019
Firdous Jamal is an expert in his field and has delivered numerous blockbuster hit dramas in the past that include ‘Khuda Aur Muhabbat’, ‘Nargis’ and ‘Waris’.
While everyone respects healthy advice and guidance from seniors, such comments regarding women and their age are uncalled for.
Mahira Khan’s upcoming film ‘Superstar’ will release this Eid-ul-Adha.
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