Mahira Khan is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of Pakistan of our times. She started her career as a VJ on Indus Music. However, Mahira Khan’s claim to fame and stardom was her famous drama serial ‘Humsafar’ which was appreciated worldwide.
She debuted in Bollywood with Shah Rukh Khan through the blockbuster ‘Raees.’
Her work is not only appreciated in Pakistan but also globally. Mahira Khan represented Pakistan on the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and won accolades for her immaculate style sense.
Mahira Khan has a strong fan base among men and women alike. Her girl next door look personality makes her relatable to a common girl.
Mahira Khan is a role model for young Pakistani women for her continuous struggle and beating the odds of a conservative mindset which stereotypes women. In a recent interview with the actor and host Faysal Qureshi, the veteran actor Firdos Jamal not only dissed Mahira Khan’s acting skills but also called her ‘overage.’ According to him, Mahira Khan was not fit to be a heroine and deserved roles in which she played a ‘mother.’ It is ironic because Mahira Khan has already played the role of a mother both in real and reel life. Firdos Jamal’s comments did not sit well with many people who called out sexism and ageism in this statement.
Like the previous controversies, Mahira Khan also decided not to give her opinion or statement on it. Instead, she posted three pictures on her official Instagram account where the beautiful actress can be seen flaunting a red pishwaz with the caption, ‘Desi me rollin’ they hatin’.
Mahira Khan looked ethereal in this plain red desi attire and was instantly backed up by fans and fraternity alike. Actors like Ali Kazmi, Ayesha Omar, and Kubra Khan instantly lent their support to be by Mahira Khan’s side saying that she was there to the role and would never go home. According to Ayesha Omar, hate is also a form of love.