Actor Sana Javed pursues legal action against people for 'lies, fabricated stories'

Actor Sana Javed pursues legal action against people for 'lies, fabricated stories'

She posted pictures of defamation notices served to three people, says "proper smear campaign" being run against her.
11 Mar, 2022

Actor Sana Javed says she has initiated legal action against three people after several people took to social media with allegations that she misbehaved with them. The Dunk star took to Instagram on Thursday and said she has decided to pursue legal action against model Manal Saleem, makeup artist Omayr Waqar and stylist Aneela Murtaza.

"In the past 72 hours I've been subjected to all sorts of lies and fabricated stories, bullying, hate speech and threats," she wrote, in reference to detailed posts made on social media by makeup artists models and stylists about the way she had allegedly treated them.

According to her post, she served notices to three people. It all started when Saleem took to Instagram to share her experience working with an actor who belittled her. Saleem had originally written, "Requesting all the clients to not ask me to shoot with any actress/celebrity ever again. With their self entitled attitudes they think we are 'do takay ki [two bit] models'. The audacity to say that on my face! Hum bhi kam krne atay hain, muft main zaleel honay nahi atay [We come here to work, not to be insulted for free]." Her Instagram story has since expired but is available in highlights section of her Instagram account. She did not name the actor in question.

In the pictures of the defamation notice she shared online, Javed has refuted comments that Saleem had made in her story.

"When in fact at no point my client had any conversation with you let alone the one fabricated by you which is nothing but figment of your own imagination. It is categorically stated that insinuations made by you against our client’s being frivolous, vexatious, tainted with ulterior motives are nothing but an attempt to achieve publicity at the cost of our client’s reputation," read the notice.

The legal notices argued that Javed having a following of 6.8 million on Instagram and Saleem's account seeing a 6,000 follower increase after her story was posted illustrated that the move was "a publicity stunt so as to increase your following at the cost of our client's [Javed] goodwill."

The notice demands that Saleem retracts her story, tenders an unconditional public apology within 14 days and refrains from any further defamation. "You are also liable to pay Rs100 million as damages for the loss and damage to our client’s reputation, mental agony, torture and suffering," read the notice.

Saleem's story was shared by Waqar and Murtaza. Waqar wrote, "guess who is she [Manal] talking about? P.S it's just one person, not all actresses are the same," but did not name any actor. Murtaza reposted both of their stories and wrote "Sana" in a thought bubble emoji. The stories have since expired.

In her post, Javed called the situation a "proper smear campaign" that has been initiated against her by a group of individuals that has "caused severe trauma" not only for her but for her family as well.

"I'm shocked to see how toxic people can be and how quickly everyone jumps on a bandwagon without knowing all the facts. As far as the incident is concerned everyone knows one side of the story and I refuse to comment and discuss what was said and done by the other party as it's beyond disgusting and disgraceful to even mention here," she wrote.

The actor also mentioned that she "loves her work and holds it in the highest regards" throughout her career and has tried her best to hold her ground and integrity "by giving utmost respect to colleagues and peers" and expected the same in return. She ended her caption with a note of appreciation for family and friends who showed support. Her photographs of the notices sent to Waqar and Murtaza only featured the first page so it is unclear whether they have also been asked to tender apologies and pay damages.

Makeup artists Rhyan Thomas and Ikram Gohar had also posted detailed accounts of their experiences with Javed and named her in their posts. The legal notices shared on Javed's social media do not mention their names. More people have also spoken up against Javed, the most recent being makeup artist Wajid Khan, stylist Aarinda Tul Noor and model Mahnoor Sheikh who shared their experiences on Instagram a few hours before Javed shared the legal notices.


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M. Saeed Mar 11, 2022 02:11pm
A counter complaint is expected from the 3 person being served notice. This would soon be the end of career of the body-builder's wife.
M. Saeed Mar 11, 2022 02:13pm
Once with the lawyers, such cases have no end because, they become the money squeezing to the bones business for the lawyers.
Alk Mar 11, 2022 02:18pm
Moral dilemma we face is that we never acknowledge our mistakes and say sorry to move on but rather go to any limit to prove our mistake wasn’t a mistake.
Irfan Mar 11, 2022 02:51pm
So bad rather she should feel ashamed at her behavior she sending legal notices.
Mnkhan Mar 11, 2022 03:48pm
It definitely appears that she has been the victim of a vicious smear campaign launched by someone who holds a severe grudge against her
Soniye Tu Auder Te La Mar 11, 2022 03:49pm
Instead of apologizing; she did this. What a disgraceful human being.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Mar 11, 2022 04:55pm
She is 100 percent right.
Ghaznavi Mar 11, 2022 05:07pm
Pretty ones are allowed some attitude. Go ahead girl!
Shezi Mar 11, 2022 06:13pm
Now lawyers would be cruising.
Riaz Mar 11, 2022 07:36pm
Sana Javed is one of our best actresses and I can imagine may be she had a bad day and may be said something unbecoming of a person of her caliber to one person but to claim that she misbehaved w a whole army of people is not believable and it seems like a gang trying to malign her w ill intentions. She has been in the industry for a long time we never heard any complaints against her from anybody including senior artists like Qavi Khan. I applaud her decision that instead of engaging in mud slinging she is suing them in court. If she is married to a body builder or a watchman that she souldn't be the reason for people to demean her.
ST Mar 11, 2022 07:42pm
So every one is wrong except her? Just wow @ her lies.
Haseen zulfain Mar 11, 2022 08:22pm
Except ryan thoman ad manal saleem stories rest of everyone coming out to malign her looks like smear campaigns. Like she might be a bad and rude person but after azekah , ryan and manals posts everyone is coming out to write any kind of nonsense to tear her down and looks like targetted campaign. Like there is a mua wajid khan constantly mentioning in his comment how he has worked with iifa, india actresses, big actresses and he has the right to give her suggestions- do this infront of me and find yourself fired in 2 seconds, similarly many muas complaining abt getting replaced by her, then sorry if one is not satisfied tour work they have full right to seke replacement . Dont we ask for mua or stylists change at salons when we arent happy? The muas are giving same kind of attitude as pakistani actors and filmmakers who after making films arrogantly tell ppl to watch the films even if they are bad, similarly these muas are demanding that they should never be fired even if they are bad
Akhlaq Mar 11, 2022 08:28pm
I hope truth comes out,no one knows what the facts are,
time_travel Mar 12, 2022 02:34am
We support you Sana.
Chooza Mar 12, 2022 04:44am
@Haseen zulfain next time write it in urdu.
Chooza Mar 12, 2022 04:45am
Copying Mahira Khan style is unbecoming; she is not Mahira Khan.
Dollarman Mar 12, 2022 07:31am
A big thing about nothing! An unintended consequence of too much access to technology!
Nasir S. Mar 12, 2022 10:30am
These people must have a lot of time and money on their hands to go to court over such things and then get lawyers to fight it out for years. Everything is unreasonable in this and a complete waste.
Ed Mar 12, 2022 11:20am
Why would they fabricate stories against you? You’re not such a big star that they’ll gain anything out of this. You should simply apologize to them for your arrogant and I’ll treatment .
Haniya Mar 12, 2022 01:23pm
It does look like a smear campaign because she can’t be the only one in Pakistan who has misbehaved. I have seen several top celebrities, actors/actresses, hosts misbehaving on live shows. Why no allegations are ever made against them?
Hanna Mar 12, 2022 11:17pm
So instead of apologizing and making amends for extremely arrogant and disrespectful behavior she's now legally harrassing her own victim just because she's rich and influential?