Brand Rang Rasiya disassociates itself from Sana Javed, stylist Aneela Murtaza issues a legal notice

Brand Rang Rasiya disassociates itself from Sana Javed, stylist Aneela Murtaza issues a legal notice

Javed has been accused of misbehaviour and a lack of professionalism by multiple stylists, makeup artists and models.
Updated 16 Mar, 2022

The Sana Javed situation is heating up. Rang Rasiya, the brand she and model Manal Saleem were shooting for when the misbehaviour controversy started, has disassociated itself from her. According to a statement issued by the fashion label, they are "deeply disturbed" by the incident and have chosen to reshoot with another celebrity. Hours after their statement, stylist Aneela Murtaza issued a legal notice to Javed.

What actually went down

Javed has been accused of belittling models on set, holding makeup artists "hostage" and generally misbehaving with people. It all started when Saleem took to Instagram and shared her poor experience of working with "an actress" for a brand. The story was re-shared by makeup artist Omayr Waqar who did not name her, and Murtaza, who wrote only "Sana". Two makeup artists Ikram Gohar and Rhyan Thomas also came forward with their experiences and called her "unprofessional". Model Fareeha Sheikh also shared her experience of working with the actor who allegedly had issues with a shared location for a shoot.

Javed then took to Instagram on March 10 and shared photos of legal notices against three people — Saleem, Waqar and Murtaza.

She described it as a "proper smear campaign" in her Instagram post and said she was "subjected to all sorts of lies and fabricated stories, bullying, hate speech and threats". A few days later, Waqar took to Instagram and shared that he is also issuing a legal notice of his own to the Dunk star.

Makeup artist Wajid Khan recently wrote that Javed "should focus more on her acting rather than playing games with people". Syed Hussain, who happens to be the MUA who was hired to style Saleem and Javed for the Rang Rasiya shoot has corroborated the model's story.

Rang Rasiya's statement

Rang Rasiya shared a public statement on their business page that read, "In light of recent allegations brought forth against Sana Javed, we at Rang Rasiya decided to disassociate ourselves from the concerned person who was before the main face of our Eid campaign." They also confirmed that the recent incident involving both Saleem and Javed had occurred on their shoot for which the brand is "deeply disturbed" as well.

"We did a reshoot with another celebrity as we respect public sentiment, despite the cost that we have borne. It is a request to the fashion fraternity to please be considerate towards the brands too who spend millions on such shoots apart from their time and effort," concluded the statement.

Saleem had requested all of her clients not to ask her to shoot with "any actress/celebrity ever again" in her initial Instagram Story. "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]," wrote the model. Her Instagram story has since expired but is available in highlights section of her Instagram account. She did not name the actor in question.

According to the statement shared by the brand, both Saleem and Javed's shoot for the brand will no longer be part of their Eid campaign.

Another legal notice for Javed

After Waqar, Murtaza too issued a legal notice of her own to Javed. The counter notice read that the contents of Javed's notice are entirely "concocted, unsubstantiated and fallacious." It also demands "strict proof" from the actor whose notice claims that Murtaza had "falsely accused" her through innuendos.

"It is imperative to state that our client [Murtaza] has at no point in time ever had any relationship of whatsoever nature with Ms. Manal Saleem, not of any sort of friendship nor as rivals you state to be colluded against you," read the notice. "To clarify further, our client has no nexus of whatsoever nature with Ms. Saleem. Moreover, it may be noted that no innuendo and/or insinuation of whatsoever nature was and/or has ever been made by our client. The fact that your client believes the 'innuendos' to be targeted towards her show nothing but a presumption of falseness."

The notice called Javed's notice an attempt to "seek publicity at the cost and expense of" Murtaza. It also denied that Murtaza ever made an oral/written statements about Javed and said neither were they posted on social media. "Please note that as per Section 3 of the Defamation Ordinance 2002, in order to constitute the legal wrong of defamation, you need to prove that the statements were made by our client about your client [Javed]," the post read.

Murtaza's legal notice denied the claims made by Javed in her notice as "false, vexatious and distorted". It also said that the allegations against Murtaza in the actor's documents is nothing but "stories of presumptions and mere attempts to gain publicity".

The documents conclude with a request to Javed to retract her captioned "malicious and malafide" legal notice within a period of seven days of the receipt of the notice by Murtaza.

So far, several celebrities have publicly defended Javed. Nadeem Baig, Fahad Mustafa, Sadia Faisal, Angeline Malik and cricketer Shoaib Malik penned supportive messages for the actor and described her as a "kind and courteous" person.


M. Saeed Mar 16, 2022 02:11pm
Ever since her marriage with a body-builder singer, Sana Javed has suddenly become bold and furious to a limit, that can seriously harm her own future.
Dollarman Mar 16, 2022 02:33pm
Cheap publicity stunt!
NYS Mar 16, 2022 02:33pm
Finger crossed Purportedly ,Nadia Khan exempted and same lawyer hired here by Sana
Sam Mar 16, 2022 02:40pm
Look at their body language, she is grabbing on to her own hand and he is protecting his privates, guilt is all over their body and faces. Look at Sana's posture, she wants to run away but she cant, she has to face the consequences, you cant treat people like dirt and launch legal actions instead of humbling yourself. Let this be a lesson to all of us, own your mistakes!
Tadka Mar 16, 2022 02:57pm
Feel the heat now...
Rational thinking Mar 16, 2022 03:01pm
She can get away with misbehaving in Pakistan especially insulting men!
Queen Mar 16, 2022 03:15pm
Karma can strike you really hard.
MS Mar 16, 2022 03:25pm
When the world is going thru wars , and our politicians are walking towards civil war and public confrontation. How you people find time to discuss makeup and their makeup arts. Wake up people.
Syed Hasni Mar 16, 2022 03:25pm
Sana key saath yeh Mustanda kayn hia "Joggers" mein , Yeh seb iski wajah se hay FIA key daftar mein bhi Joggers mein, Kamal hai bhai.
Kohi Mar 16, 2022 03:51pm
Thanks Sana Javed for bit entertainment in this politically intense environment.
Sunshine Mar 16, 2022 04:17pm
No one should take matters so lightly....all this culture of celebrities gaali, insults, bold threats, legal notice is getting too much - shows how unprofessional our industry is. No regulation at all.
kash Mar 16, 2022 05:05pm
Rang Rasiya's statement full of grammatical errors. Wow.
Hanna Mar 16, 2022 06:39pm
@NYS that case was entirely different and was not that serious involving so many people as this one,she wont be able get away with this even after hiring some big lawyer,she dug her own grave and could have prevented all this by owning up to her own mistakes and apologizing
Hanna Mar 16, 2022 06:42pm
@Rational thinking don't play the gender card,she misbahved only with those she considered beneath her which included alot of women too,it's about her class prejudice and insecurity
Hanna Mar 16, 2022 06:44pm
@MS it's about bullying and workplace harrassment not playing with makeup,you think makeup artists deserve to be insulted and they can't even complain?
Shida Talli Mar 16, 2022 07:08pm
The season of legal notices is on.
Rami Mar 16, 2022 08:27pm
There are many mean spirited actors and actresses , senior and junior who have big egos !google the clip of Meera attacking the Nadia khan assistance ! Look at the ego of marryum nawaz who pushed a women she thought was lower class then her !
ST Mar 16, 2022 08:58pm
So still she is adamant that she is right ? @ Sana Javed.
M. Saeed Mar 17, 2022 02:23pm
@Syed Hasni, " Sana key saath yeh Mustanda kayn hia "Joggers" mein , Yeh Sana ka shohar e naamdar hei.
Nads Mar 18, 2022 02:26pm
How easy it is to gang up on a girl.. which good looking beautiful star do you know who would not have a bit of an attitude!