All of Pakistan seems to have weighed in on the #MeToo movement following the shocking revelations from Meesha Shafi yesterday alleging that she was sexually harassed by Ali Zafar. While the story unfolds, many Pakistani celebrities have taken to social media to share their thoughts.
Seriously, we love Osman Khalid Butt’s fearlessness in championing women’s rights. Whether it is his take on the Mahira Khan controversy or being a part of a path breaking project like Baaghi, we are fans of how he lends support.
in this instance, Osman focused on why it is important to give women the space to speak up.
He also did a neat job of shutting up people who have been saying that Meesha has done this for publicity.
Mahira Khan, who herself is not new to bigoted abuse on social media shared how the root cause of the problem lies with people’s mindsets.
Urwa Hocane lent her voice to the movement and Meesha Shafi too.
Maya Ali, who stars opposite Ali Zafar in the upcoming film Teefa in Trouble, took to her instagram page to say that people should reserve judgement till the truth comes out. She went on to share how she saw Ali as a family man during the shoot of their film.
I’m not here to say who is wrong and who is right or who did what and who didn’t… Let’s say, I haven’t known him for long, but I have been working with him since 1 year, we shot our film in Lahore and then we were all together in Poland to shoot the rest of the film and I never ever got any kind of that vibe from him… I always found him talking to his wife and kids on FaceTime and this made me a fan of him, because he would always share his good and bad moments with his wife and family… When we were on set or in any restaurant with the whole team he would always make sure that he was sharing these moments with her… I am not judging anyone nor giving any clarification on anyone’s behalf, and we can’t judge the one side of a book… I respect this man @ali_zafar and want the truth to come out, until then we shouldn’t judge anyone’s character…🙏🏻🙏🏻
And here’s Hamza Ali Abbasi‘s take on the issue.
The actor later gave a little more explanation for his stance.
As we await more information, we can only hope that we get to a place soon where women at least have the space where they can share their experiences without facing abuse.
What is your take on this sordid issue?