Imran Abbas defends Meera against rumours of being institutionalised
Rumours have been circulating at the speed of light that actor Meera has been institutionalised in the US but fellow actor Imran Abbas says they aren't true.
A video has also been circulating on Twitter of a woman who claimed to be Meera's mother who said her daughter has been admitted to a psychiatric facility in the US against her will. She appealed to the government to help her.
"She was protesting against the decision, pleading that she wasn't mental, but they said they are going to run some tests," the woman said. "I've been trying her personal number since morning but no one's picking up," she said.
She then appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan to help her free her daughter.
Following this, actor Abbas said he had received a call from Meera herself, saying nothing is wrong with her. He said the public is being insensitive and that it is terrible to claim someone was mentally unstable.
"Meera called me this morning to clarify it to all of our media/social media that she is perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with her mental health. Kindly don’t sensationalise the story and make fun of her. Calling someone mentally unstable is not a bloody joke," he wrote.
"A person loses his/her credibility in society and moreover it can actually push her to be a mental wreck and make her take any extreme action. It can really harm her career and affect her adversely in so many different ways."
Abbas, who was furious at people treating the sensitive news as a joke, told the public to be careful of the consequences that could follow such behaviour.
"No one of us is perfect and we all have imperfections one way or another. 'Perfection' is the word which only suits our Creator," he said.
"She doesn’t need your sympathies or prayers to be fine. Kindly don’t show this fake concern by putting statuses. Let’s pray for our sick society, news channels and social media which can actually push anyone to commit suicide by their petty jokes and flimsy humour."
Images has contacted Meera for a statement.