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27 Jul

Veteran actor Firdous Jamal’s bizarre comment about Mahira Khan causes furore

Mahira Khan

Veteran actor Firdous Jamal came under fire recently when he passed insensitive remarks about Mahira Khan on Faysal Quraishi’s morning show.

The drama and stage actor, Firdous Jamal was shown Mahira’s picture as part of a game and he criticised the actress, calling her too aged to play the role of a heroine. “Sorry to say and people may not like it, but she is not heroine stuff. She is a mediocre sort of a model, not a good actress and not a heroine,” Firdous said.

Not only did he discredit Mahira as an actress, but also went on to age-shame her.

“Women of her age should not be cast as heroines. They should play roles as mothers at this age,” he said.

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All of this started when Faysal Quraishi was wishing Mahira the best for her upcoming film. He said that none of Mahira’s films this year have done well. Though we are surprised because none of her films (Parey Hut Love, Superstar and The Legend of Maula Jatt) have released as of yet.

Social media did not like the comments made by the two actors. Both of them faced backlash for their hypocrisy and calling out a woman for her age.

Actor Gohar Rasheed voiced his concern over Firdous Jamal’s remarks in a series of tweets:





Writers Mahwash Ajaz, Faisal Kapadia and Sadaf Haider also tweeted about the matter.





Mansha Pasha encouraged Mahira to ignore such comments.



Unfortunately, the host Faysal Quraishi failed to neutralize the consequences with his tweet.



So far Mahira Khan has not responded to Firdous Jamal’s comments.


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