Mahira Khan, who is best known for her stint in 'Raees' was recently slammed by Pakistani actor Firdaus Jamal for not being fit for lead roles at 'her age'. From calling the actress a mediocre model to comments on her ability to perform lead roles, Jamal made national headlines for his distasteful remarks. the actress' industry colleagues like Mawra Hocane and Humayun Saeed supported the actress by lashing out at Firdaus for his comments on Mahira.
And now, the 'Raees' actress has given back a befitting response over Firdaus Jamal's 'overaged' comment. Sharing a handwritten letter, the actress took a dig at Firdaus Jamal but without mentioning his name in the post. She also thanked her fans and colleagues for supporting her. "We are 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.", read an excerpt from the post.
For the uninitiated, Firdaus Jamal on a recent episode of a Pakistani chat show made a few sexist comments on Mahira Khan and said,"Mahira is not an actress, she is just a mediocre model."Ek toh uski age zyaada hai. Is age mein heroinein nahi hoti, maa ki kirdaar kiye jaate hain (She is ageing now and at this age, actresses play the role of mothers instead of heroines),"? The video of the same was circulated on social media platforms after which Jamal faced flak from netizens and various other celebrities.
Mahira made her Bollywood debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in 'Raees' in the year 2017. However, the Pakistani actress was not allowed to promote her film in India in wake of the Uri attacks in September 2016 that claimed the lives of 19 soldiers after which Raj Thackeray lead Maharashtra Navnirman Sena gave an ultimatum to Pakistani artistes to leave India. Expressing her disappointment, Mahira had reportedly said that she felt sad, angry, hurt and disappointed
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