Mahira Khan’s star power is unmatched which is why she is seen in the best projects all through the year. She has a massive fan following as well and her so-stars always defend her whenever she faces criticism of any kind. Mahira Khan’s star power was questioned by veteran actor Firdous Jamal in Faysal Qureshi’s morning show.
Firdous Jamal is of the opinion that Mahira Khan is a mediocre actress who should stop playing leading roles in films and dramas. This started a never ending debate on social media.
Mahira Khan finally decided to share her own views regarding the on going discussion by posting a hand written note on Instagram. In this note Mahira Khan made one thing clear that she did not need anyone’s validation and she has always put in her best efforts in everything she has done.
Mahira Khan also urged fellow actors to support each other and she also said that whatever was happening right now in the industry was the present and this was going to build the foundation for the future. In other words, while she has tons of respect for older colleagues she also wants the same respect from them for the present actors like her.
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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. 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
Mahira Khan also asked everyone to choose love over hate since having tolerance for each others opinion was the only way forward. Mahira Khan chose her words carefully and her response was quite mature. Hopefully this will put an end to the social media uproar.