LAHORE – Several celebrities continue to remain up in arms against coalition government members despite some of them rubbing shoulders with Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leaders.
One such case made headlines in local media as a senator of PML-N passed comments over the recent statement of veteran Pakistani actor Mahira Khan and iconic writer Anwar Maqsood.
It all started with the Raees star throwing weight behind ousted premier Imran Khan. Besides praising PTI chief, Mahira said two women, which Anwar Maqsood picked as Maryam Nawaz and Marriyum Aurangzeb, fight, scream, and giving each other poison. Why?”
Anwar Maqsood however clears the air that he is just giving an example, calling it a brilliant example.
زہر اگلتی دو عورتیں ! pic.twitter.com/Q9cSKDeDqS
— Amber Tweets (@amber_rj) March 20, 2023
The unusual conversation draws the ire of ruling party Senator Dr. Afnan Ullah Khan, who could not refrain himself of passing derogatory remarks against the top showbiz icons.
Taking it to Twitter, the senator said Mahira Khan has a mental health problem, calling Anwar Maqsood an old drunk man, and a cursed character full of prejudice. He said these shameless characters are cursed by the masses and even mentioned that books can be written on Mahira Khan’s character, accusing her blatantly of cajoling Indian actors for financial gains.
ماہرہ خان کو مینٹل ہیلتھ پروبلم ہیں اور انور مقصود عمر کےاس حصہ میں شراب کےنشہ میں دھت رہتا ہے۔ان دونوں بےشرم کیریکٹر پر عوام کی لعنت ہو۔ماہرہ خان کےکردار پر تو کتابیں لکھی جا سکتی ہیں،یہ پیسہ کےلیےانڈین اداکاروں کی خوشامد بھی کرتی ہےاور انور مقصود تعصب سے بھرا ہوا لعنتی کردار ہے
— Senator Dr. Afnan Ullah Khan (@afnanullahkh) March 20, 2023
Social media users and showbiz stars could not handle such vile statements from the senator. As the matter garnered heat, several stars including Adnan Siddiqui, and Farhan Saeed vent out their anger.
This is the mentality that doesn’t let #Pakistan grow , this is what they do when someone just gives an opinion or has a political preference . They get personal so people stop giving their opinion .
Senator ? Zuban jahilon wali. #anwarmaqsood #mahirakhan https://t.co/jioZ3QU88C
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) March 21, 2023
For 75 years arts & culture has been held hostage by idiots like this “ senator”. I challenge him to a debate on Pakistan history, culture & politics. Putting down Anwar Maqsood & Mahira Khan shows his low class & noon intellect . https://t.co/B2WqyaRmvk
— Salman Ahmad (@sufisal) March 21, 2023