A few days back, Raees actor Mahira Khan made headlines when Lollywood’s Firdous Jamal took digs at her acting skills and a. His comments turned into a big controversy in no time. It all began when Firdous was invited for a talk show hosted by another famous actor Faisal Qureshi. During a conversation about Mahira, Jamal said, “Sorry to say, she has no skills of being a #heroine, she is just a mediocre level model”. “She is not an actress and not a heroine”. Jamal further said, “Mahira is overaged and actresses of her age usually play the role of #mothers and not the main heroine”.

Now, in an open letter, Mahira Khan slammed the actor for his misogynistic comments. Her letter 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.

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.”

Her co-star Ashraf Bilal and many others hailed her reply on Instagram. Ashraf, who will be seen with Mahira in the film Superstar, wrote, “Nailed it @mahirahkhan super proud of u my Superstar :)”

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