Veet Miss Super Model – Liberalism or Unnecessary Imposition?

Well I got a chance to see the first episode of Veet Miss Super Model while surfing on YouTube & I’m speechless ever since. I guess there’s nothing much to say about it because it is pretty evident & clearly visible by what the contestants in the show are showing but I really would like to know what are the reviews of others about this particular show.

One thing that left me pondering through out the auditions was about the values that the parents of these young ladies have instilled in them. Didn’t they teach them anything about how modestly even a moderate Muslim girl should dress up or what is right & wrong. All the girls are within the age group of 17-24 & look at how boldly they are presenting themselves & how did they muster up so much of a courage to go out in the world choosing such indecent attires. Another astonishing factor was the enormous number of the girls who came in for auditions & how easily Tapu Zaveri was looking at them from top to bottom. The way they walked on the ramp which was full of male audience was extremely sad.

I really fail to understand the need & importance of shows like these where they are encouraging younger generation to forget exactly what Islam teaches us. I know many would not agree but I believe dressing up is also one of the MAJOR aspects of Islam which should & can not go unnoticed. Another show that has caught my attention is the dance show ‘NACHLAY’ where girls are performing as well. I really detest when the judges tell them ‘MASHA ALLAH, you’re doing a wonderful job’ & even in the Super Model Show everyone goes like ‘INSHA ALLAH I will improve’, ‘INSHA ALLAH I will win’. I am sorry to say but it sounds exactly how it would when someone outside the vicinity of our culture uses this word.

Excuse me for saying this but all the girls who came were not even able to talk properly but the way they projected themselves was totally contradictory to their speaking skills which showed they had nothing attractive in them but just some outer façade which was in utter need of make over. With all due respect I would present my opinion that it’s a high time people should understand the importance of women & understand that women are not some objects worthy of use in order to sell their products & women on their own should understand that they have more towards them than just a pair of fake eye lashes & unrecognisable photos of their own.

I pray for the Hidayah of all the ladies who at one point of time will have families of their own. Ameen.

Zahra Mirza.

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  • nida_zaidi

    Hie Zahra,
    If you wouldn;t have written on it, then this would have been my next topic :).
    This country needs a revolution. :S When we degrade the foreign shows that would be a source of spreading vulgarity, we should also fight against the local immoralties.
    It was only today that i was watching news and the news reporter, who was talking about some zoo was wearing something way too indecent. Although my brother is quite younger, but even he noticed that the shirt was too tight. Though the fashion of short shirts is back again, The skin tight jeans and fitted tops make us look no different than the Turkish trends.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Hey Nida. Thanks a lot for your input. Yes, I read people saying 'Turkish Dramas promote nothing else but vulgarity through dresses which is not our culture'. I agree to them to some extent but then I excuse to differ as well because even if these things are not a part of our culture yet unfortunately have been adopted by a lot of people. Even if you go to normal shopping malls or bazars in Pakistan you are shocked to see the choice of dresses made by ladies of all age groups. Its sad but it's indecent. When I take a walk in the Muslim areas of Sydney I feel I am in some Muslim country but when I went for shopping in Islamabad, people looked at me as if I was an alien because of my choice of dressing i-e an Abaya. heheh!

  • sanyia

    Very True and impressive article

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you Saniya. 🙂

  • syed ishfaq ahmad

    Asslam-o-Alekum sis. zahra !
    i am totally agree with you,what you said. this is the time when everyone of us should say "its totally against our religion ,culture and society" . dressing like this is the source of spreading vulgarity,we should raise our voice against it. such shows should be banned otherwise such type of shows will have extreme bad effect and result on our society and young generation as well.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Walaikum Asalam Wa Rehmat Ullahe Wa Barakatahu Brother.

      Thank you for appreciating. I am honoured & somewhat relieved to know that people still are out there supporting & agreeing to my views. Allhamdullilah there are still people out there who condone this vulgarity.

  • mehak fatima

    very true zahra!!
    i totally agree

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you Mehak Fatima. 🙂

  • Xadee

    Zahra..really i wanted sOmeOne tO write such article.becOz questiOnz are raised that if fOreign cOntent is bad than what abOut Our cOntent like this veet super mOdel shOw??
    I mentiOned it many times that if we are against any fOreign cOntent then it dOesn't means that we shOuld say that we are perfect…shOwing nOthing vulgar.
    Answer tO ur answer z that i am TOTALLY AGAINST IT.
    Zahra can i ask u, where dO u live? i mean i wOnder that u are frOm pakistan bt yOu ur dependence On web fOr excess tO Our channels shOws that u are nOt living here.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you Xadee for agreeing to what I have said. I am against it totally & Allhamdullilah I've lived outside Pakistan through out my life but never saw anyone of such bold values within my family or friends. I wonder who these girls are & which families do they belong to.
      & the answer to your question is I'm living in Sydney from last 3 years now. 🙂

      • Xadee

        I think muslims living abroad are better than pakistani muslims 🙁 (Baat to sach hai par baat hai ruswai ki)
        i am living in islamabad 🙂

        • Zahra Mirza

          To be very honest, I feel & have seen the same. It's sad but true because Pakistanis living abroad do not hav to compete with anyone but those who are in Pakistan believe they actually have to show the world that we aren't lacking behind in any sense be it the fashion or knowledge of music or english drama series. Pakistanis just have to compete. I saw it clearly during my university days in Islamabad where people actually tried to show themselves off in front of me & I wasn't bothered because that wasn't my tangent. LO! 🙂

          • Xadee

            True.

  • zara

    Hi Zahra,
    I think you are extremely right .But actually, there is a difference between a practicing muslim and a person just with a muslim name. And we don't know if these girls are actually muslims or not, they may be atheists at heart for all we know.
    If we are praticing muslims we would know better how to dress and behave according to the teachings of Islam and not be hypocritical. Either u follow it or u don't.
    As for the show , it is an exact copy of Tyra Banks Americas next top model that used to be aired on Star World. Amina has done her best to act, dress n talk exactly like Tyra. I used to be a big fan of that show as they would discuss new techniques of makeup n such so if I can watch that show of American girls it would be hypocritcal on my part not to watch a show which has Asian girls.Dont u think? Although I did not watch the whole show as I did not like their make up at all.
    As for Nachley, I hate that show , I think it should be banned:)
    Just my point of view…was on a litlle study break btw;)

    • zara

      My point is that each person is responsible for their own deeds. As practicing muslims we should know the basic requirement of our religion and that includes tolerance towards all humanity regardless of their color, caste, creed or religion.
      tell me if we think this is bad, why dont we object to girls shown in dramas sleeping on the same bed with guys too?can we ban all the politicians as they are also not just or truthful which is against Islam. they are also heard of saying insha a Allah n Masha Allah all the time. We just cannot impose religion on any one and the basic fact is that majority of Pakistani society is not Islamic at all.
      Islam is to be followed completely as according to Quran and Sunnah. 'Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.' Surah Baqarah- 85

      • Zahra Mirza

        Yes, I agree to whatever you've said. At least being a viewer we have the right to change the channel or not look at it at all, like after watching the auditions part I thought I won't be watching it. We can talk about a lot more things that are not according to Islam & one of that is our drama industry itself because a girl is not allowed to go out in the world without Hijab or beautify herself for others. So the point of mentioning it here is that if we go around evaluating on the basis of Islam then every single thing would be contradicting it. But here it's the clear cut fact that these girls or this show is completely & insanely beyond the tolerance of Islam where girls are flashing their bodies just to attain some points & praises. It's sickening, don't you think?

        • zara

          Hi dear Zahra,
          There is nothing beyond the tolerance of Islam, the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad(Peace be upon Him) used to forgive his most bitter enemies even when they didn't convert to Islam.
          You are very right, it is sickening wht is happening in Pakistan and it's very nice of you to bring attention to it but my humble opinion is that we have no right to condemn or ban them. The only right thing for us to do is to make dua for them just like our Prophet used to make dua for ppl who hurt him. May Allah ease all their problems away, bless all of us with His generosity and Guide all of us towards Sirat- e- Mustaqeem. Ameen.

          • Zahra Mirza

            Yes, you've very nicely highlighted the traits of our Prophet (Sal'lalaho Alayehe Was'sallam) but you are now taking the conversation to another tangent. Here we are not talking about forgiving or targetting but clearly talking about what we do not & can not & should not accept.

            If we talk about anothe Hadith it says if you see anything bad condemn it or stop it by hands, tongue & if you fail then consider it bad in your heart & whosoever does it is at the lowest level of Iman. I am gla that people here are at least not staying behind in saying bad to what actually is bad & yes it is not acceptable in Islam & is disgusting to see these Muslim ladies. No offence intended because I really respect your opinion. 🙂

          • zara

            while agreeing to your article hundred percent, I actually commented only to introduce a different 'tangent ' myself. the thing is just because we know what is right from wrong does not make us superior than these girls.i wanted to highlight the importance of humility and tolerance which is seen to be decreasing in Pakistani muslims and society in general. It is evident that the majority of people who dont like this show would respond and protest aggressively towards it and we all know wht level aggression exists in Pakistan. I did not for once even want to support or encourage this type of shows or obscenties. May Allah give us all hiadaya.

          • Mrs Asim

            whatever our Prophet did was great example for us but the teachings of Quran are the final say, burai ko roknay ka hukm Quran main hay,or HAdees main bhi dil say bura jannay ko kamzor tareen iman kaha gaya hay,Huzoor nay muaf bhi kiya lakin JIhad kis nay kiya? wo b toa Huzur na kiya,why r u emphasising only one aspect? wo bhi wrong context main

  • Saba

    Marvellous… Ms. Zahra you wrote perfectly about our feelings about such kind of shows. Thanks for your write up.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you for appreciating Saba. 🙂

  • Fayzee

    I totally agree with you. There is nothing but vulgarity!! One more thing, WHY is Dramasonline uploading these shows? They should not do it. We don't want this vulgarity.. period.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Fayzee as far as Miss Super Model is concerned, it's not uploaded on DOL.

      • zamzam

        but i watched veet super model on DOL

        • Zahra Mirza

          My Bad. I didn't see it's thumbnail there but later saw it. 🙁 Sorry!

  • autumn

    may be it's cz v think most of the people in pakistan are muslims but technically they may be not…after all why most of the designers follow western trends?agar log ye kapray buy kartay hon gay and designers find it more profitable than cultural dresses tab hi wo ziada tar kapray western style per bnatay hain…so may be we r not as pious and 'muslim' as we think v are

  • ayesha

    i think this z just to show vulgarity ,,, i dont knw the girls in the show how they are working their ,, i mean their dressing ,, style totally against the decor of a girl omg i was worried to see them

  • ayesha

    if u want to organize some fashion show even then u shd chose the cloths which atleast cover the whole boday ,,,, mujhay lagta hay k yeh sochtay ehin k is terhan ki dressing k bgair fashion shows ho nhn saktay ya un ko publicity nhn milti

    • Fari

      In dresses ke baghair shows isliye nahin hosakte kiun ke ISLAMIC SHOWBIZZ naam ki koi cheez nahin hoti jahan showbizz ki baat aati he wahan chote kapray hi hotay hain abaya aur hijab nahin hota agar doosri islamic countries maslan malaysia indonesia etc main fashion waghera hosakta he to humare haan q nahin hosakta humain thora sa change bardasht karne ki zarurat he agar aap bht pardedaar hain iska ye matlab nahin ke sab ko hi bohat pardedaar hona chahiye hai

  • ayesha naz

    fareeha altaf and the designers which are diong all this shd banned in country

  • Sam ch

    Dear Zahra,
    First of all i appreciate u for this Gud effort.I agree with u that as a Muslim we should keep in mind our limitations.And islam gives great importance to women.And each girl should understand the just this thing that we r not show piece ,We should not forget our culture and traditions.and wear reasonable dress.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you Sam. 🙂

  • Noor

    May Allah give you so much jaza for writing this article you read my mind. May Allah give us knowledge to practise Islam properly ameen. I am totally against it because we are losing our self respect and our identity.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you very much Noor. I appreciate. 🙂

  • dr.sajidsallam

    The problem with pakistaniz and muslims living in pakistan , from lowest to highest socio economic status , we are not following any relegion , any westerern society completly , we use our defence mechanisim to tackle different situations, ( Dual standards ), There is clear cut line between two, if you follow one of them our country can progress .

    but what we are doing , walking on midline of both, and we decide what ,where ,when to use islam , west, etc

    This may be my personal feeling, no class following any thing completely ,

    e.g Some of our families in live in west, when ever they come in pakistan , always talk about our home built up spanish tiles, kitchen frensh style, we use english , we do like this, we have every thing imported , and they are not ready to marry there daughters and sons there , and there they use defence mechanisim of islam . and rest continue as west.

    e.g ,out elite class ladies, talk about social rights, etc , want woman as indepedant , on media etc, and our males of that class also support them , offcourse this is western culture i agree and there is no harm in it , but any of that women get divorce , she is treated like same , no body want to accept that , Whats that , Kia ya khula tazad nahe 😀

    I have so many examples for that, another example , before result , ask any body , bus yar Luck hay , INSHALLAH, Dua karo, parhty to sab he hayn, and if one get pass and other fail , same time we change and say main nay tayari ziadi ki the , us nay to parha he nahe tha …..

  • Aleena

    Dear zahra,
    I agree with you! Tne self respect of those girls is one thing but i strongly believe that Pakistan, being a muslim country should ban all such programs. This programme is being strongly critisized throughout ou country.
    I pray that may Allah Almighty guide all these young girls who are exposing themselves so boldy and show them the right path.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you Aleena.

    • Fari

      Well their are other muslim countries but they dont ban these things these are only our countrys people who want to ban everything they dont like not caring if other people like it or not why cant we just show some patience ?! why do you guys want to see every girl in hijab even if they dont want to waer it?

  • crystal

    such a great article…

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Guest

    Please Allah let us be amongst the rightly guided.

  • Syed Zeeshan Haider

    What amazes me the most is that we can STOP vulgarity or corruption or many other Social MENACES if we all make up our minds and make firm decision to fight against them…. but unfortunately when it comes to our own inner satisfaction we TAKE EVERYTHING for grant …. Miss Zara u have mentioned the issue correctly and clearly but in Pakistan if people r liberal then they want to copy WEST and if people are religious then they want to implement ISLAM according to their teachings and methods….. SO RESULT IS DO WHAT U LIKE SAY WHAT U WANT …. in the name FREEDOM provided only by PAKISTAN.

  • Jerry khan

    im myslf a fashion designer…its a cliche ppl theenk omg fashion designer …the next words click in mind are vulgar n liberal…its not like tht…fashion designing is a necessary need…it is indeed a fact tht for some reason..the less the more isbecoming a fashion…few months back….there was a fashion show at khi expo center…. With. Awl thegeneral public….there in fashion models were walking boldly without being taped on thierneck line…n there the neck line dropped showing things… It was soobad tht half of the chief guests left tht show immediately…..thh moment was like zameen khulay aur hum ader chalay jain……same is with veet ……im clueless wht exactly are they trying to promote….. If anyone of u worked backstage they mmight know wht problems wht phases these modelsgo through in this profession….it shud be condemned n bann…….n awl these drog like desi gurls n shit…..should b banned from pakistan…..when we will own our stuff our legacy out culture…whenwe will stop living under west shadow…..doom begins when our disowns its ownslf…. May allah give us strenght may we get strong in our believe n may allah save us from sunami earth quakes n wht so ever clamity….may allah remove this west following disease from our hearts

  • resham

    i think…..its evibody owns life and we are nobody to interfare….like as soon ppl …woud understand that we should stop pokin our noze in odas life we el get better….

  • Mumu

    I watched first episode to see what's in going on in this show and I am against this show. I won't be watching any next episodes. I Condemn that

  • ash

    hypocrates u need to get some life……

  • maha

    it is the bestest show i love it.

    • Jerry khan

      U seriously need to go to pschycatrist who treated veena malik for her social pschycological problems lol

  • Huma

    I havent watched the show.. somehow i am tempted to watch it. i dont mean any harm.. but im wondering if this article and these comments count as gheebat 🙂 have you had such a thought? 🙂

    just a suggestion in case you would like to consider it.. maybe next time you write such an article, dont mention the name of the show? 🙂 i believe that would have two benefits. 1- nobody would go search on youtube for what that show is all about, 2- it wouldnt be gheebat since its vague and nobody knows who you're talking about.

    all that said, i agree with you 🙂

    • Zahra Mirza

      Gheebat is something which is done behind the backs of the people involved. I guess discussing it on a public forum definitely would not be counted a Gheebat & to justify it you can refer to a Hadith that if you encounter something bad try stopping it with your hand, tongue & if you fail to do so consider it as something bad in your heart & those who do that would be on the lowest level of Iman.

      Here we're at least trying to condemn it & trying to stop it with our words. Gheeba is something that washes away all the sins of the person involved but its heart-rending to say that these ladies have had themselves recorded in such indecent attires & now whenever any na-mehram would have a look at them in that condition would count as a Gunnah for them. This is what we call Gunnah e Jariyah. May Allah bless these ladies because they are unaware of what they have gotten themselves into.

  • Dr.Hina

    assalam-o-Alaikum!
    very well written article!!
    i totally agree with your point of view Zahra. Infact i wondered why r they promoting such a filth through media..! This should be strictly banned!!! "Freedom" shouldn't be manipulated by such acts.. What r they actually trying to tell! we can also do what WEST can!?? PLEASE ppl.. try to see & face the fact! IT'S THEIR CULTURE NOT OURS!!!

    • Zahra Mirza

      Walaikum Asalam Wa Rehmat Ullahe Wa Barakatahu.
      Thank you so much for your say Dr. Hina & for agreeing to my views. Indeed I really can not understand what they want the girls of Pakistan to turn into? Only a minority of Pakistan has lost its brains & roots so there's no point in showing this westernised ridden shows to the whole Pakistan. I really detest it.

      I wonder when these girls or the fashion industry will understand this quote by Allama Iqbal 'Suraj Maghrib ki taraf gharoob hote hue hamain aik hi sabaq roz deta hai k Maghrib ki taraf jaoge to Doob jaoge.' Simple but DEEP!

  • mani

    i must tell u zahra…. i am in love with u 🙂 ur article regarding morning shows…n now this…. jazak ALLAH khayrun for posting this up ….(Y)

    • Zahra Mirza

      LOL! Thank you so much. 🙂

  • salima

    Beautifully written! May Allah taala guide them.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you. 🙂

  • saman

    i totlly agree with u zahra

    • Zahra Mirza

      🙂

    • Bilal

      totaly agred with ur opinion

  • Nayab

    Well u are right. Islam dont teaches us all this. Infact we are
    Leading our youth towards wrong track. Media is spoiling our new generation
    Very badly. And now this vulgarity is so deep rooted in our society that hardly
    Any remedy wud work. In our constitution , name of our state is islami jumhariya pakistan,
    Straight away means an islamic state. This is wat we r representing to the whole world
    , that islam taught this. These things might be ignorant but unfortunately these are the reasons
    That ppl of other religion disrespect islam and then conclude wrong lessons, example of our
    Beloved prophet (p.b.u.h) is infront of us.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Nayab thanks a lot for your input. & Yes, I wonder how they can forget the tag of Islamic Republic attached to Pakistan's name. Well forget to think about the country how can they themselves forget that they are Muslims? & people of other religion disrespect us & our Prophet (Sal'lalaho Alayehe Was'sallam) because we let them do that & they know that Muslims are trying so hard to become like us & Muslims are wanna be's that's why.

  • Hira Fatima

    great article… i love ur guts
    🙂 keep it up gal…

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you Hira Fatima. :)))

  • maha

    zahra madam ap jaisay critics ki wja sy hmari industry abi b peechay hai. apko itna masla tu na dekhen. aur muslim honay k lectures denay tu yahan sbko bht aatay hein. ye tu roz e qyamat pta chalay ga may be ye models oper walay ki nazar mey hm sb sy zada pious hn.

    • Mrs Asim

      I can only pity u Maha, u r right k may be these models r better than us in something, but think rationaly ,use ur own mind,n u will know k what Zahra is pointing out is a reality. religion ko aik taraf bhi krdo tb bhi moral values main b in cheezon ki jaga nahi hay..the way they r showing it,teaching it,affecting youngsters. if we r muslims we cant deny Quran atleast.. ghalat ko sahi kehnay say wo sahi nai hoga, wo model karay ya ham khud!

    • baacha

      madam maha ap ko shayad deen k aqal samajh he nai hai to toba kar lain is fazool comments pe ghor kraine k kya jo larkiyan ALLAH pak k banaye hue boundries cross kar ke you mardo me apne zeenat k noomaish kar rahe han to wo ALLAH k nazar me azeem honge??????????kabe quran khas kar surae noor parh laina to samaj ajye ga bohat kuch…. r humare yahan aik naya rule ban gya hai ke jab gunnah r bure battt ko point out kya jaye to ap sab k jawab hota hai ap na daikhen wah ye to khob hai hum bahayae k lye awaz b na raise karain ….

    • Zahra Mirza

      Well Maha, thanks a lot for your say. & as far as app jiss taraqee ki baat kar rahi hain? Can you please elaborate k aisi kaunsi aur beghairity oh sorry Taraqee app dekhna chahti hain? The models have almost removed more than half of the fabric needed to cover the whole body now how do you want to see them? Yeh taraqee baqi reh gai hai appki nazar mai k wo ghaneemat two pcs pe nahi a gain? Aur aggar a jayeingee to you'll applaud & say k haan abb hamari industry ne taraqee kar li hai? Sorry to say but I am amused at your definition of TARAQEE. 🙂

      Don't worry lady, aj mai ye article nahi likhti to koi aur likhta because I am happy k aur bhi bohat log hain jinki ROOH zinda hai & they are still finding it this show hideously vulgar. & Yes, I am sure ye larkiyan mujhse bhi ziyada naik hongee but jiss libas aur halaat mai unhon ne appne appki recording karwai hai Ta Qayamat koi na-mehram unko is halat mai dekhega to unhain Gunnah milega, mai na bhi dekhoon but you can not shut the eyes of the rest of the world. They have deeply involved themselves into GUNNAH e JARIYA for your information. Allhamdullilah my eyes are wide open about this reality but to ignore it & say k ye TARAQEE hai. I OBJECT!

      & Thanks Baacha & Mrs. Asim for your comments. I couldn't agree more. Jazak Allah!

      • baacha

        agreed

      • raveen

        well said…

    • xenab

      are yu ok maha ? wo humse ziada pious hoskti hain ye tum soch bhi kaise sakti ho ?
      very well said zahra yu are 100% corect ..
      aisi cheezain dekha kr apko kaunsi taraqi krni hai madam ?

      • Zahra MIrza

        LOL! She knows what sort of a sweeping statement she made, that's why she ain't replying either. 🙂

    • uzma

      stop talking rubbish.if you dont want her to give lectuers than you to stop talking about oper wala.

    • mariyah

      uper walay ne jo kitab bheji he kabi usko khol k parh blena agar ye show dekhne se apko fursat mil gai maha to….. if u believe in uper wala

    • kaleem javed

      muhtarma maha sahiba ap ko sharam ani chahiey ye bat kehtey huey.ager ap muslim hn tu quran ka tarjuma parhin or dekhein k allah pak ka kya farman ha aurat or parday k barey mein .allah pak ap ko hidayat ata farmaey amin.

    • Zainab

      🙂 Who needs this industry to grow anyway? There's no need for it.
      Your inside needs to be Muslim, but so does your outward appearance. Hijab is a hukm and we can't just close our eyes to it and say my Islam is in my heart.
      And finally, the Prophet said that one who does not consider evil to be evil does not have even a mustard seed of imaan in his heart. So without imaan, you're no longer even a muslim, are you? If someone is going against the commands of Allah, the least a Muslim can do is dislike that disobedience. Let alone criticise those who speak out against it! Peace.

      • Zahra Mirza

        Beautiful thoughts Zainab. I loved reading your comment. 🙂 Masha Allah.

    • rose

      open up the Quran and you'll know k hamara mulk abhi bhi peeche kyn hai. Ye mulk Islam k naam pe bana tha, tou yahan pe Islam he ki taleemat ka kyn iss trah mazak uraya jata hai? we aren't just slaves to the west, but we are slaves to ourselves as well, doing whatever evil our hearts tell us to do and yet we aren't happy. and oh please! women who dont follow the most basic of her duties can never be above the women who do in the eyes of Allah S.W.T

  • zamzam

    when i saw this show 2 days back i was shocked. and i was contionously thinking which kinds of families these girls belong to. and i just want to meet with those parents who let their daughters to wear such pathetic cheap clothes
    i was soo worried
    but after this article and reading most of comments i am relaxed a little bit
    thanx for this article
    i dont why media is promoting soo much vulgarity

    • Zahra Mirza

      I know yaar even when I saw the auditions episode I was disturbed for quite a while that really such sort of girls exist in Pakistan? I mean I'm sorry to say but really & those are exactly my thoughts because I was wondering too that which families do they belong to & do you know one of them is married & has two kids. I wonder where is the haya of her husband?

  • Anonymous

    Its funny how its ok to have these types of programmes but turkish dramas are suddenly vulger and inappropraite. Both are highly inappropraite and should not be allowed however the sheer hypocrisy of only focusing on what is a threat to the economy not cultutre… quite frankly both are a threat to the culture.

  • Uneza_j

    agreed!! 100% what u wrote

  • jia

    wethr u r a good muslim or not…we live in a islamic country..we should respect what islam teaches and shows like these should be bannd in a islamic country !simple!

    • naveen

      i totally agree i live in west but we teach our kids thevalue of islam and when they watch these shows they say pakistan to islamic country hai but what is this and these shows should be banned

  • baacha

    bilkul thek kaha is fashion world ne to be hayee k sab record tor dye hain hum kahan ja rahe hain hindu angraiz ko b peche chor dan ge kya,itne be hayaye k koi limit he nai jaise sencor he na ho jaise

  • Saadia Khalid

    a number of our people dont understand or know about Islam. they just accept what is shown to them. that s the problem with such shows. Families and girls with imperfect knowledge participate in it and girls watching it try to emulate them. thus the whole fabric of moral values is spoiled. Already our country is suffering from lack of ethics and morality in every field of life, people lie and cheat others at the drop of a hat and everyone considers himself the perfect person but we have no understanding what Allah and his Messenger has defined as the Righteous person.

    • Zahra MIrza

      True.

  • xenab

    no ! we are totally against this show .. it shud be stopped as soon as posible

  • saba

    i agree with you Xahra ,,it should be banned as soon as possible
    sharam ati hae dekh k ke pakisttani grlz kahan phnchi hoe hen.really embarrasing:-(

    • Zahra MIrza

      Yes, it is really embarrassing & the name is Zahra with a Z. 🙂 Thank you. 🙂

    • uzma

      sharam tu programme banaey walon ani chahey..iss kissum ke show dehk kar lagta hai ke yeh pakistan nahin hia.

  • Anonymous

    I'm speechless. This needs to end, there is nothing else I can say. Modelling is just plain wrong.

  • sana

    very true and well written …. nd the sad side of picture is this we are getting immune to all this vulgarity …. there is hardly any productive nd constructive content on all these entertainment channels… nd all these things are making youth more frustrating …. may allah give us hadayth nd if it goes unchecked thn we and our generations will have to pay for it

    • Zahra MIrza

      Ameen. I agree to whatever you've said Sana, I myself fail to understand the importance of such shows?

  • Sabika sheikh

    I just totally agree wid this article ….u know its heart crushing when we see such type of shows on OUR pakistani channels …and i also want your review on "MISS NARGIS'S SO CALLED HIJAB" (she is disrespecting hijab by just the way she is carrying it with a tight as hell shirts open necks and 3-4 layers of make up ) ….i really want someone to review on this also and to let them know that we all are not blind and stop using islam for ur cheap publicity !! ..and i hope u will fulfil my this wish Zahara thanku 🙂

    • Zahra MIrza

      Thank you so much Sabika Sheikh for your comments & support. I myself hate to see such shows & such young girls going berserk with vulgarity. Except a couple of girls no one was beautiful or attractive. What sort of models are they when they can not go out in the world with their real faces & need 10 layers of make up to call themselves a model. Their nudity made them look ugly to be very honest.

      & about Nargis's Hijab. I really have no idea who she is & what are you referring to because I do not tune into news channels & have exposure to only this much of a Pakistani content which is published on Dramasonline. I wish I could see more to it. 🙂

  • maha

    very good article indeed… such shows are an insult to r moral values

  • Tooba M

    Dear Zahra,
    This article is amazingly written and i really appreciate that you have taken this step and actually said what you believed in.
    You have written what most of us believe in and maybe through this piece of writing someone may actually realize what they are doing and get on the right path 🙂
    *applaud for you*

    • Zahra MIrza

      Thank you so much Tooba M, I am amazed at the response too & overwhelmed at the same time to see how people are still deeply rooted to the values our Parents every now & then instilled in us. 🙂

  • Nusrat

    Salaam aleikum,
    Pakistani people have lost it. No sense of any value or moral is left regarding religion. You can have taraqi without forgetting your religion and shame.
    First of all these women have no self respect that they are contesting in a show like this or there parents might not have thought them well enough. Second of all women who have any shame or self respect for themselves and have even a little knowledge and understanding of basic islam would never participate in a model contesting show since they would know better that modeling in front of everybody wearing revealing clothes is wrong. If it were a modeling show just for women showing decent clothing it would have been fine.

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  • Nusrat

    There are so many aspects and things that are just not right and disturbing about this show. I have a few different looks on it:
    This is a show for Pakistani viewers and most of Pakistani viewers are muslims.. last time I checked. The show therefore is inappropriate since women in this show are showing themselves off in revealing clothing. Something women with even basic knowledge of Islam would not do since they would have any kind of self respect and or shame. Its both disturbing for the watcher and the women who are in the show are really making themselves sink low.

  • Nusrat

    If they really want to make a show for Pakistani models then atleast have the decency to make it appropriate for muslim viewers to watch…I know it can never be fully appropriate but atleast make a show were the women who want to be in the contest have to dress in a certain way that is decent and somewhat Pakistani muslim attire. I never understand why desi people think that wearing short and or revealing clothing makes you ‘modern’ and ‘ westernized’ and in other words accepted by Europeans and or Americans. We already have our own religion and culture we should accept it with our hearts and try to follow it as best as we can. In live there is so many temptations only the weak are tempted and start following the wrong path the strong wont be tempted and will stick to their believe and will never feel ashamed of their believe, morals and values.

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  • Nusrat

    Whenever Pakistani tv makes a show that is copied from some American or british show and very obviously doesn’t suit the religion and culture I think its or stupidity or temptation that got them that they actually made a show that doesn’t represent their values, morals and believes. The Veet supermodel contest is just a copy of Americas next top model but sponsored by Veet instead of Covergirl.
    If they do want to pick models they should atleast have them dressed appropriately and have some kind of guidelines of what a model should look like.

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  • Nusrat

    And if they really really want a show not for Pakistani muslim viewers then atleast have some guidelines for what the model should look like . The girls who are contesting in the show have no true beauty, no nak naksha, no kashish on their face or any glow or what so ever, no natural beauty, no proportions body wise. When you look for a model to show clothing you look for a woman who has proper body proporsions and has natural beauty. she doesn’t have to have size zero at all. The design of the clothing just has to look right and the clothing designers make are meant for normal people to buy eventually so it makes more sense to have normal people to show them too. But atleast they shouldn’t look fake or shouldnt be wearing layers of makeup and colored contacts. Most of the girls in the show I saw are wearing colored contacts. I think proportioned body, natural beauty so good face features and good
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  • Nusrat

    teeth give a person the basic of a good model for ramp and for pictures you have to be photogenic which very few people are..but with nowadays technology anybody could look fine.
    I was surpised to see that the girls who came for the show had no beauty or what so ever. Are all girls like that or is it just that this show attracts all the non beauty girls and the real beauties actually have self respect and do the right thing by not entering.
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  • Nusrat

    Im pretty much shocked and just hope that Allah (swt) gives them imaan and brings them to their senses. I like fashion a lot but have never worn clothing that is sleeveless or is showing of bare legs etc. There is so many ways to actually do fashion without forgetting your believe and shame. I think a woman looks nicer dressed decently covered then wearing revealing clothing anyway. I still don’t understand how people in Pakistan have become so revealing while I have seen that a lot of muslims in Europe etc are actually very decent in clothing. I myself have never been tempted to wear revealing cloting even though I was born and raised in Holland..a country with very shameless culture. My parents were never strict but they did tell us what is wrong and what is right and what the consequences are. And Alhamdulillah I never felt tempted to do the wrong things..maybe because I was surrounded by so much temptation I didn’t do it.

  • Nusrat

    Anyways it is a shame and it just makes me sad to see what is becoming of our Pakistani Muslim population. We can do something in our own way keeping our believe, values and morals in mind and still have success instead of litterly copying something that actually doesn’t even match or suit our believe, values and morals. Isnt creativity a big keyword in media and in life in general to success? Other countries and medias have made their success by sticking to their culture and believes then why can’t we do it?

    I know my comment is more like an article itself.

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thanks a lot for your detailed analysis Nusrat. I agree to each & everything that you've said & appreciate your morality. These are exactly my thoughts & I felt the same thing that none of the models exacept a few were pretty enough to be a model, others looked crooked or ugly completely. Those 10 girls who have been selected to be in the show are doing whatever is needed of them but the others that came in a huge number for auditions were those who on a personal level were so bold to project themselves so indecently. I was shocked to see how easily those girls were exposing their bodies & none of them looked polished or refined. The final contestants who got chosen for the next level have no communication skills & in literal sense 'paindu' because they think they can carry themselves off as a model with artificial looks & lean bodies but they are unaware of the fact that a model has to publicly speak too. I could've written a lot more in detail but I was told to make the article less personal. As far as the show is concerned I totally agree that the viewership of this show is for the whole Pakistan but they have chosen the subject which only a limited section of our society will approve of. Indecent outfits, botox injections, hair & makeup are the last thing on anybody's mind but I really can't get what they are trying to turn our society into? I fail to accept it completely.

      • Nusrat

        thanks. i agree the girls dont seem to have ability to speak in public just show themselves off thats about it. And yes i agree I would call them 'paindu' too..no offense to the place itself. yes the society is getting ruined but what i dont understand is why nobodysays anything..most of the people are not like what the show is representing then why dont people speak up..if people say something it will be more difficult for people like them to carry on shows like this. the shows run how many watch right? or is it different in Pakistan..? I only watched e few min of the show and i couldnt watch anymore and dont want to watch anymore. And yes i understand when writing and article there are restrictions alot of times and thats the difference with comment you can say something personal too. anyways I think you wrote a great article and have the courage to actually say something about it.

        • Zahra MIrza

          Thank you Nusrat. Well, actually Pakistan has moved on because of the freedom of media that's why sore losers like them are on the loose & can do anything they wish for. In the introduction part they said Veet is a brand which is endorsed by Katrina Kaif & I was like HELLO? Who is she? Is she a Pakistani or is she our national heroine or something?

          It's actually funny to see that those ladies who are doomed are forcing others towards it as well. I know I am no one to judge but exposing of the bodies is one of the major sins too. I wish someone takes a stand & tell them to quit such sort of vulgarity & I hate the most when they use the name of Allah in between this atrocious act. Allah k karam se I did well, Insha Allah I will give my best, Insha Allah mai ye karoongi wo karoongi. & I saw these three girls on Nida Yasir's morning show, she asked one of the models that what according to you is your best feature & she goes like pure chehre pe aisa kuch hai hi nahi jo bura lagay & the audience hooted. I mean really? She took conceitedness to a whole new level.

          • Nusrat

            Bad mistake that they gave media freedom. the purpose of having media in a muslim state has no purose anymore since the media wont have any islamic regulations.
            lol Katrina Kaif has nothing to do with Pakistan. She might be the face of veet in India but im sure in Pakistan some other lady must be face of Veet since in all countries were they have Veet somebody is in their commercials. The people who work in the modelling business seem to have shortage of braincells for real..haha..in general people make fun of model business that is superficial and that the people are little dumb but in this case they seem to proof it. These girls havent found out yet what the true meaning of life is and are just being arrogant and superficial. We can just hope they will get the hint one day inshallah. its annoying that the girls use Allah his name for such things but another thing that i think is really horrible is when Bollywood uses Allah his nsme or religious words or sayings in their songs and movies. thats so wrong too especially since they arent muslims at all.

            well there is nothing wrong in saying something if you see your fellow muslim brother or sister going the wrong direction. as long as you dont push it. For example I just say it when i see a muslim person buying something in restaurant thats not halal. they feel ashamed but still eat it but atleast I pointed it out and they felt it. we cant force people to do something but we can certainly let them know.

    • uzrma

      not at all ,nusrat you are so right.after all we are musilms,living in a isllmi ccountry.

  • rukha

    freeha altaf is a vulgarest of all. she and others like her must be banned.they need to promote their views wherever they want but not in our dearest Pakistan which is an islamic state .

    • husain nasir

      Shame that such a show is aired. Women are not products for sale and to be sized up for their looks , body figures….religion apart, any civilized society should not tolerate it. Freiha and those like her suffer from a deep inferiority complex.They like to be more loyal than the king.I agree they should migrate to countries where they feel more at home. Tapu's has familial links there,I am told.

  • midhat

    i totally agreed with zahra

  • husain nasir

    han — ye shows nai honey chahea… itna shauq hy tho bahir mulko may ja k karen aur vahee bus jaen….

  • kaleem javed

    dear zahra allah ap ko is ki jaza dey ye topic jis ko likhney ka ap ne step lia ha ye sirf ap ki hi nahi 80% pakistanis ki awaz ha hm sab is show ko or tamam morning shows ko condemn kartey hn morning shows ki hosts besharmi se aisi batein ker jati hn k hm log family me bethay huey sharminda ho jatay hn.kuch din pehle nida yasir k show me filmstar laila i hui thi koi so called challenge accept karney unho ne aik snake ko kiss kia or show k end me jo bat unho ne kahi vo intahai sharamnak thi ye log is nasal ko keya lessson dena chah rahay hn .allah tala hm sab ko hadayat ata farmaey amin

    • Zahra Mirza

      Thank you very much Brother Kaleem Javed for your kind words. I agree, Nida Yasir has crossed a lot of lines too, abbhi recently a newly wedded couple came to her show & they told k it was the 11th day of their marriage, Nida Yasir ne un se kaha k waisay poochte hue acha to nahi lag raha but family planning ka kya khayal hai? I mean it was really embarrassing, wo couple bhi hesitant rahay aur they got awkward. Host ban k sab pata nahi ye kyu nahi samajhte k wo puri dunya k samne hain appne drawing room mai nahi.

  • Jealous

    All the girls here are jealous because they are not as beautiful as those models haha

    • rose

      mind you, only physically and spiritually ugly women, and women who are inferiority complex ridden take part in these shows, other women who are 'jealous' according to you are really beautiful inside and out and abhor such displays of ugliness, cheapness and fakeness

  • Azam

    I have something to say.You have a remote,simply change it if u dont wanna watch it.And if such a show is vulgar and indecent for women,like veet miss super model and nachley,than men shouldnt also take part,as men and women are considered equal in Islam.Though,Iam a guy, I hate the minds of Pakistani guys and parents,thinking that women shouldnt do this,shouldnt do that,and men can roam around anywhere they wish to.

    • rose

      Allah S.W.T says: (Surely for men who submit to Allah and for women who submit to Allah, for believing men and for believing women, for devout men and devout women, for truthful men and truthful women, for steadfast men and steadfast women, for humble men and humble women, for charitable men and charitable women, for fasting men and fasting women, FOR MEN WHO GUARD THEIR CHASTITY AND WOMEN WHO GUARD THEIR CHASTITY, for men who remember Allah much and for women who remember Allah much, for all of them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a mighty reward.) [33:35]
      for women protecting their chastity means covering up, and for men it means lowering their eyes. what applies to men applies to women as well. men and women arent equal but are biological and spiritual complements to each other,if they really were equal women too would've had the strength of men and men the tender hearts of women but that's not the case. Study Islam before making such bold statements

    • B-)

      changing d channel does nt change d situation plz, vulgar will remain vulgar

  • Fari

    I am just starting to hate our society what kind of people we are we have democracy in our country which means freedom we are free to wear what we want and free to watch so why the hell you all conservative minded people always talk about religion and values we should not involve religion into showbizz and we should stop with this Muslim society we are not completely Muslims their are also non-muslims among us if our country would not have been declared ISLAMI JAMHURIA PAKISTAN then i believe we were not having so much conservative minded people in our society who are always against the change and freedom of girls

  • mna

    the whole show and all other indecent and vulgur content should be totally banned atleast from local media and pakistani channels including all the vulgur TVCs and billboards
    i have not watched the show but read about it on the net and it left me totally infuriated
    and to see the no. of likes on its fb left me completely shocked..no wonder the country's peace is deteriorating it seems those people are asking for ALLAH'S punsihment themselves by appreciating such vulgarity

    i appreciate Ms. Zahra's effort and pray that the show gets completely banned
    i pray and request the people using the veet brand and other reckitt benkiser products to discontinue and boycott their brands and products unless they stop airing the show

    its time all the companies trying to bring obscenity on our roads and in our homes be banned and the usage of their products be discontinued..

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