Can we leave Ghana Ali's husband and his weight alone?

Can we leave Ghana Ali's husband and his weight alone?

The actor was asked some rather intrusive, and frankly strange, questions during a Q&A session on Instagram.
14 Jul, 2021

When actor Ghana Ali answered questions from her fans on social media, it became pretty obvious that people wanted to know about her husband. As the questions poured in, it didn't take too long before all the interest became downright obsessive and intrusive.

Ali, who has worked in television serials such as Saraab and Sangdil, recently took to Instagram and asked fans to send in any questions they wanted her to address. The actor received quite the list apparently. While a few questions were about her work, hobbies and aspirations, the majority were about her husband.

Ali announced her marriage to her followers back in May. She's regularly taken to social media to post a picture of herself with her partner ever since.

Some of the questions that the actor received were innocent enough.

One person asked what the actor's life was like after marriage. "Alhumdulillah amazing!" Ali replied. "Of course you go through massive changes and sharing your personal space with someone can always be a challenge, but I am happy to find someone who has an amazing sense of humour, so it's wonderful."

Another asked Ali when she met her husband for the first time. "Almost two years back," she answered. "[O]n a shooting range."

Things took a sharp downturn when the questions became increasingly uncomfortable and personal. One person asked the actor about her husband's profession. Ali bounced this concern with a vague reply that didn't disclose much.

Strangely, someone asked Ali whether her husband was strict or not. Ali's reply to this was again, understandably abstract.

"Have you only had your nikkah or have you had your rukhsati as well?" a question asked.

While these curiosities are somewhat digestible, the question that really crossed the line was in relation to the husband's weight. "Do you tell you husband to lose weight?" someone asked. "No I find him cute like this" Ali replied. "I don't want him to lose weight."

We've got to hand it to the actor, she answered this question with a lot of grace and professionalism, although she had every right to lose her cool. Her husband's weight, or anyone's weight for the matter of fact, is no one's concern.

Questions about someone's weight can be traumatising for those who emotionally and physically struggle with how their bodies look. People can also choose to be at any weight they like and accept themselves for how they are, a choice that doesn't have to explained or justified to anyone.

This is not the first time that Ali has received such intrusive remarks about her husband's appearance. The actor had to defend her husband's choice of clothes in a recent Instagram post as well.

"My husband likes to wear black and in his closet you’ll mostly find black! Ali stated. "If u guys have an issue with it, simply unfollow! I can’t be asked to listen to anybody’s crap or reply to it."

While some curiosity about a celebrity's personal life is expected and sometimes even welcomed by the celebrities themselves, there are some boundaries that fans should never cross. Ali and other celebrities are also entitled to privacy and respect for their families and loved ones.

While the question might have seemed innocent enough to some — do you ask your husband to lose weight? — it implies that her husband should, in fact, lose weight. His weight is none of our business and we shouldn't even be commenting on it. This is body shaming and it's not okay.

Ali's husband isn't a public figure and hasn't chosen to subject himself to the public's curiosity or cattiness. Let's remember that everyone is their own person and it's okay to be comfortable in your own skin. Not everyone has to meet your ideal weight requirements to feel good about themselves.

A good rule of thumb for fans to remember is when you want to comment on someone's personal appearance, especially the family member of a celebrity, just don't do it.


A Jul 14, 2021 01:55pm
She is comfortable and does not care. Why are people?
Tadka Jul 14, 2021 02:22pm
the guy is cute...losing weight is not for looks but for own health and long life
Malik Jul 14, 2021 02:41pm
Forget the weight part, but we cannot forget this part that this person ditched his first wife, family and his first son to marry her. And why Ghana Ali never through about it?. Ghana will accept the same fate when his Rich husband will bring the third wife?. Where we are going as a society?. Our so called celebrities are those who are the worst role models for the society. Please dont promote such personalities.
Hobbit Jul 14, 2021 02:44pm
She is not obliged to answer each and every question thrown at her. Her husband is fat, big deal. I am too. So are million others. What is the issue here?
Sunshine Jul 14, 2021 02:59pm
Kudos! Very decent pics Ghana! there was no PDA and unfavourable elements like hugging, etc in couple pics like most publicity hungry stars pose in western fashion or scanty clothing for fame and attraction.
Syed Jul 14, 2021 03:23pm
Who are they? Why is it a news?
NYS Jul 14, 2021 04:10pm
When you are giving free hand live question /answer session Insta handle having big heart field day, can go at any length there's no dos' and don't
Captain Jul 14, 2021 06:53pm
Same was the case with Adnan Sami Khan, ultimately he lost weight, though LAIT !
Captain Jul 14, 2021 06:54pm
We are always happy to pinpoint others, that’s becoming our culture somehow the other!
Oldhabibian Jul 14, 2021 07:29pm
The poor fellow already has enough on his plate! Pretty wife, demanding audience thanks to his wife and a failing hairline. But he got her. Give him credit for that and leave them alone.
tarik Jul 14, 2021 10:36pm
She’d some weight sir that will be good for yourself.
Uddin Jul 15, 2021 12:37am
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