Meesha Shafi has shocked us to the core! The crooner took to Twitter to express how she was sexually exploited and physically abused by a close colleague, Ali Zafar!

As unbelievable as it may be, she came forward about the entire scenario using the famous hashtag #MeToo.

Here’s what she had to say;

“I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young, or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children.”

Shafi continued, “Despite having a voice, there are some issues that are very difficult to speak about as a woman, especially sexual harassment.”

“If this can happen to someone like me, an established artist, then it can happen to any young woman hoping to break into the industry and that concerns me gravely.”

Shafi who has featured prominently in Coke Studio further said, “ It has been an extremely traumatic experience for me and my family. Ali is someone I have known for many years and someone who I have shared the stage with. I feel betrayed by his behavior and his attitude and I know that I am not alone.”

“Today I am breaking this culture of silence and I hope that by doing that I am setting an example for young women in my country to do the same. We only have our voices and the time has come to use them.” 

It comes to the whole world as a shock as we had never thought the ‘perfect’ hubby Ali Zafar would do such a thing! However, we have not yet heard his side of the story.

Shafi is a prominent figure in Pakistan’s entertainment industry. She has also been vocal about human rights. She voiced her support in favor of the #MeToo movement on social media. Recently, she also featured in UN Women Pakistan’s campaign that aimed at raising awareness about violence against women.

On the other hand, Ali Zafar is a singer-songwriter, model, actor, and painter. The prominent star is also known for his acting skills. Zafar has also acted in Bollywood and has worked with big names like Shahrukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and Ranveer Singh.

Brandsynario has reached out to ‘Teefa’ who seems to be in trouble for an official statement.

Social Media React’s to Meesha Shafi’s Statement!

Women and men have been supporting Meesha and are applauding her for opening up!

While some had other opinions…

What do you think about this?

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