Headstrong actress, Mehwish Hayat shot back at Canadian author with Pakistani origin, Tarek Fatah, for misinterpreting mobile footage of a scene from the movie ‘Load Wedding’ as real.
Fatah, posted the video on his Twitter account and assuming the video real, mocked Pakistan.
“Pakistani mother slams the door shut in the face of Polio workers. Screams at the two female volunteers: “I will never allow my children to take these drops. Never never will my kids drink these drops. Never,” he had tweeted.
Mehwish Hayat jumped in to tell him that the mobile video is not real but a scene from her movie, Load Wedding.
“Thank u for giving ur 2 cents on this but pls first verify the source b4 posting next time. It’s a scene from my movie ‘load wedding’ the polio worker is me & that woman an actress,” she said. “Through the film, we were raising awareness of the issue. Glad 2 see our performances were so convincing,” she added. Left embarrassed following Mehwish Hayat’s response, Tarek Fatah deleted his tweet.
Thank u for giving ur 2 cents on this but pls first verify the source b4 posting next time. It’s a scene frm my movie”loadwedding”,the polio worker is me & that woman an actress.Through the film we were raising awareness of the issue.Glad 2 see our performances were so convincing https://t.co/ididoJJcxL
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) January 15, 2020
The Pakistani actress is in the spotlight for her aggressive stance against Bollywood and Hollywood for vilifying Muslims and particularly against India for its atrocities and human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir.
Mehwish Hayat is praised for fighting Pakistan’s case for decades; the stereotypical portrayal of compatriots as terrorists and religious extremists in Hollywood and Bollywood, at international forums.
For several years Pakistan has been putting up a relentless fight against the robust propaganda by Hollywood and Bollywood of maligning Pakistan and its citizens, as a dangerous, backward and uncivilized nation hungry for war and bloodshed.
Tarek Fatah – the favourite serial disinformation specialist of the Indian right-wing. pic.twitter.com/izXIZhbHbG
— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) January 15, 2020
I almost died laughing. 😀😀 . On a serious note this is the cartoon @TarekFatah who was invited for a discussion on @ABPNews in which he mocked @khanumarfa . Brainless man passing out a movie shooting as something real in Pakistan. https://t.co/AaWxAwqNH2
— Zafar Abbas (@zafarabbaszaidi) January 15, 2020
— Kavish Aziz (@azizkavish) January 15, 2020
Hayat outstretched her voice at international media outlets including CNN and Sky News following Priyanka Chopra’s debacle of snubbing a Pakistani girl for calling her a hypocrite.
Priyanka Chopra backed aggression by the Indian government despite being a global peace ambassador.
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Since Tarak Fatah is anti-Pakistan, it was, mandatory on Mehwish Hayat to snub his rumormongering.
She earned praise from Pakistani and Indian fans for silencing Tarek Fatah known for spreading fake news.