Mahira and Firdous Jamal Controversy you need to know

The recent controversy related to the superstar of the industry Mahira Khan and veteran actor Firdous Jamal divided the fraternity and fans. Some celebrities openly spoke about Firdous Jamal’s comments being regressive and misogynist. While some called it freedom of speech and opinion only. As a result Momina Duraid announced that she and her production house will not work with Firdous Jamal Sahab any further.

SO, What started the pandemonium?

The controversy started when Firdous Jamal Sahab was Invited to a morning show, where he was asked by the host Faisal Qureshi to comment on various actors and actresses. When the legendary actor was shown the picture of the Mahira Khan, he said, No offense intended, but she is a mediocre model and a bad actress. It was ok till here, but he went on to add that she is “too old” to be heroin and she should be doing the character of a “mother” instead. Oops.

And the Ageist statement backfired badly:

Firdous Jamal, though respected by many celebrities still got a backlash. Even Faisal Qureshi said he doesn’t agree with his statement. Celebrities like Shan, Resham, Osman Khalid Butt, Bilal Lashari and others called the comments uncalled for, regressive and disgusting.

Mahira Never really reacted to the comment, instead, she posted a heartfelt letter on her Instagram:

Mahira did not comment on if what Firdous Jamal said was right or not. She penned down a simple letter for the fans and friends. She stated that she is proud of her journey and her success. And that she is so grateful for all the love and support she has received.

Mahira went on to say, let’s all be more tolerant towards each other and fight against the mindset that condescends successful women.

At this point, Momina Duraid entered the scene and things got messier:

Momina Duraid of MD productions announced that she and her production house will not work with Firdous Jamal Sahab any further. Which stirred quite a response from the fraternity and the fans.

Mahira Khan, Firdous Jamal, Momina Duraid

While some actors supported Momina decision, As a protest Feroz Khan asked to be canceled too.

So, that’s the update, for now, let see how the story unfolds in the coming days. Meanwhile, share your two cents with us in the comments.

Maryam Kishwer

Maryam is a creative person at heart, Jack of all trades and master of none, but she prefers it that way. Mom to two amazing boys, a wanderers soul, dreamy-eyed painter, an early morning Yogi, and a writer.

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