With the Meesha-Ali controversy underway, actress Sanam Saeed joins the ranks of those few celebrities who have chosen to speak up in support of Meesha Shafi and the #MeToo movement.
The Cake star addressed the issue of sexual harassment in an Instagram post, laying out everything in black and white.
She wrote: "For anyone afraid to speak up... we are here to support you. Let’s break the cycle together and support one another. Let inappropriate behaviour not go unchecked."
"No matter when you choose to #SpeakUp, regardless of days, minutes, weeks or years. Feel at ease that you have shared your truth. Their voices must and will be heard," she continued in her statement.
Though she didn't mention the two singers by name, she subtly referred to Meesha, saying: "She did it... she spoke up... she broke the silence. Good on her and every single person who is speaking up."
Unlike Maya Ali, who stood by Ali Zafar stating that he was a "family man" and never gave her those kind of "vibes", Sanam explains: "It doesn't take an evil person, non-family person or an overtly, sleazy, ill-mannered person to cross the line. It can be a good friend, relative, colleague, boss, family person, "decent" person, successful, loved and admired person who falters."
This statement, though late, helps add context to the current #MeToo and #TimesUp movement in the country when the integrity of the victim is always in question.
Sanam has repeatedly spoken up about 'strong' women during Cake promotions and has said that women's empowerment is extremely important in today's world.