Last year, actress Tanushree Dutta shocked the entire nation as she accused Nana Patekar of sexual harassment and kick-started the much-needed #MeToo movement. Thereafter several celebrities found themselves in the radar of allegations. Amidst all such allegations, Pakistani singer Ali Zafar too landed in trouble.
Last year, Meesha Shafi alleged Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. Post that another woman named Sofi too alleged the singer and opened up on Twitter against Zafar. Now, the same woman has apologized to him yesterday.
Sofi quoted, ” I am sorry that a lie I was told & believed hastily (bcos liar ws very young) though deleted is still being used to bash you & cause you pain. I shud have clarified much sooner but I was afraid of the trolls & online stalking & abuse. I hope this can atone for it.”
@AliZafarsays I am sorry that a lie I was told & believed hastily( bcos liar ws very young) though deleted is still being used to bash you & cause you pain. I shud have clarified much sooner but I was afraid of the trolls & online stalking & abuse. I hope this can atone for it.
— Sofi (@seraphina444) September 22, 2019
Reacting to the same, seems like Ali took her apology sportingly by lauding her courage of clearing the air in front of people.
From his Instagram account, Ali Zafar wrote, “The most courageous, brave and graceful thing you can do is accept and apologise for your mistake. I want everyone to respect this girl now and forever. Do not doubt or judge her or her intentions. She is verified to be a real and genuine victim of harassment who was misguided like many others at the time. She recreated and posted this from the same account she had posted from last year and deleted which is part of the legal record. This should be a learning curve for all to always verify FACTS before reaching any conclusion. Once again, thank you for your faith and love. Much love.”
Amid allegations of sexual harassment, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar spoke to IANS that he would like to stay away from films or songs that involve objectification of women.