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Respect other opinions, says Anoushey Ashraf on getting hate for not wanting to work with Khalil Ur Rehman

Respect other opinions, says Anoushey Ashraf on getting hate for not wanting to work with Khalil Ur Rehman

She said she wouldn't work with the writer even if she was offered Rs5m, which led to his fans bashing her on social media.
21 Feb, 2022

Everyone's opinions should be respected, even if it's someone who doesn't want to work with your favourite writer or director. RJ and TV show host Anoushey Ashraf told Tabish Hashmi on his show To Be Honest 3.0 by Nashpati Prime, that she wouldn't work with writer Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar even if she was offered Rs5 million, which led to his fans bombarding her with hate.

Ashraf's opinion was then shared all over Instagram where the presenter got flak for not wanting to work with Qamar. Under Diva Magazine's Instagram post, Ashraf explained that due to her comment, many have been "slandering and abusing" her.

"All I said was what I felt was right. That I don't agree with his vision and ethos and that's my right. It's an opinion and I put it out respectfully. I was also ASKED this question so I have an answer in return. Respectfully. And earnestly," Ashraf wrote under the post.

She also said that Qamar's fans have not only been slandering and abusing her but also have been talking about her worth. She said that "they're the prime example of why I wouldn't want them to even know me. And now they do". She also said that if you can't respect another person's opinion without shaming them, "then it's time to reflect" and told the readers that show host Hashmi also agreed with her in the episode.

The 38-year-old ended her comment with the fact that disrespect is a pattern that she sees in Qamar's followers and that is "extremely disheartening".

Hashmi had asked the VJ about her take on dramas and why she didn't consider acting as a career like other VJs of her time did, including Mahira Khan, Urwa Hocane and Ayesha Omar.

"I'm actually happy where I am. I'm not that fascinated by acting but sometimes when I go out I feel like I should've done it, would've been fun. In my thoughts, yes I wouldn't mind doing a drama to become a huge star with millions of followers, a show like Meray Paas Tum Ho, two slaps here and there and people admiring me for that. But deep down in my heart, I always wanted to play music, not get slapped on screen," said Ashraf.

After her remark about the hit serial starring Ayeza Khan, Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui, Hashmi had asked if she would accept a drama from Qamar who wrote Meray Paas Tum Ho. Ashraf immediately responded with a no and had said, "I'm not going to do it. Even if I'm offered Rs5 million, no I don't want to do his [Khalil Ur Rehman] projects."

The RJ is not afraid to voice her opinions and she has the right to do so. Whether she wants to work in a project with the controversial writer is entirely up to her and even if you disagree with her, it shouldn't result in harassment and abuse.

Previously she had answered a fan who had asked her about 'bold' dressing in her Q&A on Instagram. Ashraf replied that boldness is subjective. What is bold to one person is perfectly fine for another. "Someone thinks showing your arms is bold, others think wearing a skirt is bold, and there are some who even say showing your face is bold. What is bold except a perception in one's head?" she had asked.

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Jupiter Feb 21, 2022 01:57pm
What if she is offered 10M ?
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Fastrack Feb 21, 2022 02:09pm
Useless.
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Ahmed Feb 21, 2022 02:10pm
He is one of the best writers of his generation. Who are his haters? People should know their place.
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Shahbaz Ahmed Feb 21, 2022 02:10pm
Who is going to offer her 5 million for a project??
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M. Saeed Feb 21, 2022 02:12pm
Every person has his rights to like something, or not. The writer in question was also thoroughly thrashed for his insult to ladies in one of his written dramas. But, he retaliated instead of owning his mistake. And owning one's mistake is known as one of the biggest acts of bravery.
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Khaled Feb 21, 2022 02:32pm
Three cheers for Anoushey, hope others follow.
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Zak Feb 21, 2022 03:04pm
Anoushe is right.
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Zak Feb 21, 2022 03:05pm
@Jupiter What if she is offered 10M ? She would give it to charity.
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Asif Feb 21, 2022 03:22pm
Agreed.
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HashBrown® Feb 21, 2022 03:32pm
Full credit to you, Ms Ashraf. This man-baby and all his man-baby followers will probably respond with angry tantrums, which will prove your point exactly.
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Hdhd Feb 21, 2022 04:08pm
What a brave lady!!!
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Tanvir Khan Feb 21, 2022 04:25pm
This man pretends to know all about the women, how they should feel and behave during their monthly period....or else he freaks out!!!
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NYS Feb 21, 2022 04:42pm
She didn't act any drama to date now if she offered role then everyone know what sort of role it would be like....
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Hyra Feb 21, 2022 04:53pm
Principally he is abusive and a male chauvinist. On the other hand everyone has a right to say yes or no. Why are we so intolerant
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Tbonesteak Feb 21, 2022 05:09pm
Khalil ur Rehman isn’t worth it. Good on Anoushey for calling him out. He’s a narrow minded traditionalist who confuses women for ornamental objects
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Waseem Feb 21, 2022 05:56pm
I appreciate Anoushey Ashraf's bold decision. All the women who have some self-respect should not work with this senseless man. Popularity should not be the criteria.
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Akil Akhtar Feb 21, 2022 06:05pm
B grade actors who do not represent our culture at all...should move to their beloved UK I guess....
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Akil Akhtar Feb 21, 2022 06:06pm
WHo is she...never heard of her
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Bhaijani Feb 21, 2022 07:15pm
Mr. KRQ is one of the best story teller screen writer. Now its hightime he pinpoints social evils in his plays, women loyalities apart.
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ghilzai Feb 21, 2022 07:17pm
Khalil is a narcist, people in show biz should boycott him until he apologize from women.
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Imran Feb 21, 2022 07:46pm
Good for her. The misogynistic old generation should retire and take their fake values with them.
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Imran Feb 21, 2022 07:49pm
@Ahmed If you consider him one of the best writers, that is your opinion. But he is definitely a misogynist and has a toxic personality.
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sidC Feb 21, 2022 07:58pm
It is a bold step standing against the powerful strong media mafia.
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Ali Feb 21, 2022 11:30pm
@Fastrack are women’s ever useful as far as you are concerned?
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Ali Feb 21, 2022 11:35pm
@Jupiter you missed the whole point my dear friend
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Ali Feb 21, 2022 11:36pm
@HashBrown® I think even man-babies are offended by any comparison with him.
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Ali Feb 21, 2022 11:36pm
@Hyra I agree with you on both the points.
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Ali Feb 21, 2022 11:38pm
@Akil Akhtar when men can’t defend themselves, they attack women for irrelevant things. What’s your point sir.
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Ahsan Feb 22, 2022 12:43am
Who is she? Any major drama?
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Art Feb 22, 2022 12:59am
Hypocrites must be pointed out and rejected!
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Ehsan Feb 22, 2022 01:46am
Insecure men
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Ash Chak Feb 22, 2022 02:57am
She is absolutely right. Why would anyone want to work with a known bigot?
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Syed Hasni Feb 22, 2022 03:47am
I am not a fan of Khalil ur Rehman myself just because I think he has anger issues, you cannot get your point through to someone who is hopping all the time, irrespective of his opinions. But whatever I have seen of him, he seems passionate about his work, and on the contrary Anoushey does not take herself seriously let alone Mr Khalil will do that.
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Naseem Altaf Feb 22, 2022 03:49am
I stand with Anoushey Ashraf , respect her for her opinion and her stance. Frankly I have no patience or respect for Qamar since the day I read his misogynistic comments about women. We men, most of us , respect women as much as we do ourselves.
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Excercise solution Feb 22, 2022 06:05am
who is she?
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TPA Feb 22, 2022 08:12am
Aurat march is must
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Queen Feb 22, 2022 08:28am
@Ahmed he is NOT the best let alone a writer of this generation.
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Shahid Feb 22, 2022 08:59am
KRQ is without doubt Pakistan’s top story teller. Even the songs written by him can get views in billions. His work is not dependent on any specific actor as he can rather make any new face to a super star. Said that, I do not agree to all of his social beliefs.
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Secular 007 Feb 22, 2022 09:27am
Lot of respect to Anoushey Ashraf
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Captain Feb 22, 2022 02:40pm
Why is she so important?
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Sabah Shahid Feb 22, 2022 05:13pm
I wasn't a fan of anoushey but now I am. Unlike some of the greedy actresses these days she is not willing to compromise on her principles by working with a man who thinks women are inferior because 'men can rape them '.
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Mahmood ayub Feb 23, 2022 03:36am
@Bhaijani not true. He is a useless writer
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Mahmood ayub Feb 23, 2022 03:39am
He is a useless writer. Kudos to Anoushay
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Zameera Rihai Feb 23, 2022 07:12am
@Ahmed best writer??? He portrays women as hypocrites, unfaithful and emphasis on her traditional roles. This mindset should be discouraged
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Khsn Feb 23, 2022 03:47pm
Now a days two rupee people got fame by hating khalil sahab
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KINGDOM Feb 24, 2022 04:51pm
he is a hypocrite
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