Pakistani TV actor Firdaus Jamal, in a recent chat show, passed some cheap comments on Raees actress Mahira Khan, as he called her ‘mediocre sort of a model’ who’s over-aged for a female lead in any movie. Now, Mahira has responded with an open letter and here’s what it has to say.
Mahira took to her Instagram with a letter that read, “We are the present. What we do and how we do it, is our future. Thank you to all those who have come out to support me- I did not ask for it and that makes it even more special. As an artist, I am proud of my industry. I’m grateful to my senior artists for paving the way for people like me and so many others. I am also proud of myself. In this journey of mine, I can proudly say that I have done what I thought was right and never succumbed to what others thought was right for me. That – I will continue to do. InshAllah.
The letter continued with, ”In a world full of hate, let’s choose to love. Let’s be tolerant of other people’s opinions and let our fight be against the mindset -that a successful woman is a scary thought. No, it isn’t. It’s a beautiful and empowering one. Let us stop picking on one another so that this industry and our country thrives like no other. I read somewhere that ‘Stardom’ in Latin means – thank you to the fans when it was lonely. Stardom it is then! Love and Gratitude, X”
That’s indeed one of the classiest response we have come across.
It all began on a Pakistani chat show when Firdaus made remarks like, “Ek toh uski age zyaada hai. Is age me heroinein nahi hoti, maa ki kirdaar kiye jaate hain (She is ageing now and at this age, actresses play the role of mothers, not heroine).”