Kubra Khan defends Mohsin Abbas Haider against domestic abuse claims

Kubra Khan defends Mohsin Abbas Haider against domestic abuse claims

"We can't decide what's true. Even the law can't decide," said the actor.
25 Mar, 2021

When pictures of Mohsin Abbas Haider's bruised and battered ex-wife Fatema Sohail started circulating on social media, the country was in a state of shock. She alleged that she had suffered domestic abuse at the hands of the actor while she was pregnant after she found out he was cheating on her. Following this, popular names from the industry disowned Haider but Kubra Khan wasn't one of them.

She recently appeared on the talkshow Ghabrana Mana Hai by Vasay Chaudhry and spoke about how she wasn't sure what the truth was and was, therefore, rejecting any disapproval of the actor's behaviour.

In a segment where the host was going through old pictures shared on Khan's Instagram, he pointed out a picture she had uploaded with Haider following the release of their serial Muqabil. In the caption, Khan had referred to him as a "beautiful, beautiful human being."

Chaudhry then questioned whether she had stopped taking pictures with the actor after his wife had accused him of domestic abuse and infidelity.

"No, I went on his show once and took a picture there as well. I did a telefilm with him and there too we had pictures together," she said.

She was then asked about the abuse allegations, to which she replied: "If what came out was true, it was disgusting. If it was true, it was disgusting." Emphasis on if. Khan then said there's no way to tell what was true and what wasn't.

"We can't decide what's true. It's not for us to decide because we don't know the actresses in question. Not even the law can decide," she claimed. Khan then said only "that person and the wife" know what happened.

Thankfully, hers is not a popular opinion in the entertainment industry. While the industry has failed to call out harassers and abusers in the past, in Haider's case it didn't hesitate.

Dua Malik, Gohar Rasheed, Humaima Malick and Hamza Ali Abbasi previously came out to corroborate parts of Sohail's account, saying they were first-hand witnesses to the horrors Haider put his pregnant wife through.

What was even more surprising was that some of these actors were also people Khan had worked with and could easily speak to, if she really wanted to get to the bottom of the matter.

After the horrible pictures of Sohail began circulating on social media, showing her bruised and bloodied, celebrities such as Mahira Khan, Mansha Pasha, Osman Khalid Butt, Mehwish Hayat, Sajal Aly and Sadaf Kanwal had called for justice.

Asim Azhar read our minds when he said this, and it seems apt to quote him again.

"Even if after all this you're waiting for the other side, then you're automatically saying Mohsin beating his wife can be justified. Even if after witnessing all this, we're waiting for proof, then shame on us."

Every story has two sides, and in this case there are also two sides — the abused and the abuser. It's pretty clear which one Khan has chosen to be on.