‘The unkind commentary never ends’: Mahira Khan hits back at criticism for attending HUM Awards, Mira Sethi shows support

Published 30 Sep, 2022 02:54pm

Images Staff

Khan said she will continue to do her part and if it makes someone happy, she'll take photos too but then it'll be labelled "showing off doing charity".

<p>Photos: Mahira Khan and Mira Sethi /Instagram</p>

Photos: Mahira Khan and Mira Sethi /Instagram

Celebrities have been subjected to heavy criticism online for attending an award show abroad at a time when Pakistan has been hit by widespread and devastating floods. A few days ago, some celebrities clarified that the HUM Awards were donating some of the proceeds from the event, but the people who attended were still called out, Mahira Khan being one of many. Now, the Superstar actor has responded to the “unkind commentary”.

On Friday, the actor took to Twitter and responded to someone who had mocked her by saying that if she gave four of her dresses away to the flood affectees, everything would be okay. In response, Khan said “it’s never okay for us — the artists of your country! I have and will continue to do my part.”

She retorted that if it makes them happy, she could take photos but then it would be “showing off doing charity”. Khan added, “unkind commentary never ends. You do you. I will do me.”

Actor-cum-author Mira Sethi also dropped by to show support for Khan and said that she agrees with her. She described her own relief efforts in Balochistan and said she “tremblingly shared photos for fear of ‘showing off good deeds’”. She added that she knows Khan well and her brand Mashion that have been raising funds for flood affectees but she hasn’t advertised it.

A week ago actors, Ushna Shah, Ahmed Ali Butt, Zhalay Sarhadi, Mariyam Nafees and model Nadia Hussain defended those in attendance, saying they are just doing “their job”. Some highlighted the Gala night that the channel hosted prior to the award show for relief efforts, while others drew attention towards the proceeds from the event that were donated to people affected by the funds. Some celebrities asked people to focus more on the donations rather than what stars were up to.

On the work front, Khan has The Legend of Maula Jatt slated to hit theatres nationwide on October 13 alongside Hamza Ali Abbasi, Fawad Khan, Humaima Mallick, Gohar Rasheed and more. She will be seen side by side with Fawad in Neelofar as well.