Practicing yoga is supposed to bring peace and when someone is in the mountains on a yoga retreat, surrounded by nature, you would think they would be radiating positivity, but that isn't the case with Frieha Altaf. The model-turned-PR manager is doing the complete opposite — making a terrible joke on Meera being institutionalised and laughing about it.
Her "joke" came shortly after a video began circulating on Twitter of a woman who claimed to be Meera's mother. She said her daughter had been admitted to a psychiatric facility in the US against her will.
However, actor Imran Abbas then came forward to clarify that no such thing had happened and that he had personally spoken to the Baaji actor himself. He said making jokes on someone's 'mental instability' is not funny. Unfortunately, Altaf doesn't seem to be following this very sound advice.
"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," he wrote in a lengthy social media post.
Actor Armeena Rana Khan echoed Abbas' sentiments when she reminded people of the importance of being kind.
"You don't know the battles the other people are fighting," she had said.
We don't know what's happening with Meera and her situation but even if she was institutionalised, it's not something to make fun of. You don't need to put others down to feel better about yourself. We hope our celebrities can learn a thing or two about respectful coexistence and lifting each other up. Its 2021, do better.