Twitter is furious at Firdous Jamal for saying Mahira Khan is old
Twitter fumes at veteran actor Firdous Jamal for saying Mahira should to mother roles
Veteran film, drama and stage actor Firdous Jamal evoked anger on social media after he criticised actress Mahira Khan, calling her too aged to play the role of a heroine.
Mahira is arguably Pakistan’s most popular actress. She is the only Pakistani actor who has had a chance to share screen space with Shah Rukh Khan in a leading role and that too for a Bollywood flick.
However, veteran actor Firdous Jamal lashed out at the actress in actor Faysal Qureshi’s morning show, referring to her as an ageing actress.
“I think Mahira is an average, mediocre actress,” he said. “Women of her age should not be cast as heroines. They should play roles as mothers at this age,” he added.
Faysal chimed in by stating that none of Mahira’s films this year have done well. Social media did not take the comments made by the two in stride and bashed both of them for hypocrisy and calling out a woman for her age.
Some were quick to point out that male actors in their 50s could romance women twice their age in films and drama serials but get away with it.
I have been very tolerant of SO MUCH NONSENSE but if I see a hint of Mahira slander on my TL, I will come at y’all with the chappal. pic.twitter.com/kQ41VejuR8
— Sal Salam (@Salandthebadpun) July 26, 2019
Massive eyeroll at people taking potshots at Mahira Khan for airing their own toxic views. She never does this. Never attacks people this way. And yet she’s always in the line of fire, always attacked by people in the industry. What a shameful attitude by some stars. https://t.co/n5BGjKITo2
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) July 26, 2019
I am really appalled that senior and respectable persons like #Firdousjamal sahab still think that a woman has a heroine by date….till when will we continue on this repressive path and pull peers down. @TheMahiraKhan is a star in every sense of the word like her or hate her. pic.twitter.com/fZTEBUgJDj
— FK (@faisalkapadia) July 26, 2019
Dear Mr @faysalquraishi
It seems you don't know anything about Pakistani Film Industry. Here are some figures for you. All these are Mahira Khan films.
Aur haan aap nay bohut say dramay kiyhe hoon gay lakin Pakistan ka sab say bara drama Mahira Khan nay hi kiya hai. pic.twitter.com/PAsHazcI1c
— Pakistani MediaWorld (@PakistaniMediaW) July 26, 2019
Wtf? 'Veteran' actor Firdous Jamal says "Mahira is old … old enough to be cast in roles of a mother." https://t.co/nVwLK9oqXP
— हसीम • Haseem • حسیم 🏳️🌈 (@haseemuzzaman) July 26, 2019
Mahira has become such an easy target nowadays,just because she doesn't react people keep insulting her for being a bad actor😣,so disappointed by Firdous Jamal. Anyone can get hurt by hearing such words from a senior in the same field.
— ….justchill… (@livenlaugh247) July 26, 2019
Although I am not a Mahira fan but she is a good actress, not the finest but good in her craft, what this uncle is saying shows what he thinks of independent women of the industry and how fragile male egos are when it comes to successful women https://t.co/YQaaA69ark
— Memes of Pakistan (@MemesOfPakistan) July 26, 2019
Why do every other person in this industry has a problem with Mahira khan? Like what's wrong with these people. Har dusre din koi na koi aa jaata hai. keep your two rupees opinion to yourself 🙏
— Durray🌸 (@shafaq_durray) July 26, 2019
The actress has not responded to Jamal’s criticism yet. Who knows, Maybe Mahira will take a potshot at Mr Jamal?