Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat received flak on social media after she posted her video of dance practice for Hum Tv Awards. She received ire over her dressing in a dance video.
The netizens bashed Mehwish Hayat for her inappropriate clothing while rehearsing for the performance with co-actor Ahsan Khan.
Mehwish Hayat could be seen wearing a pink short-top with matching yoga pants, which many social media users are terming as ‘vulgar‘ and ‘revealing‘. While many have been blatantly criticized the actress for ‘immoral dressing‘. Other social media users were of the view that they enjoyed her dance performance and supported her.
Setting the stage alight with the fabulous @Ahsankhanuk at the 7th Hum awards rehearsals. Together after 5 years! If you think this is hot… just wait till you see the final performance. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/UhaRj0z6Aa
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) October 7, 2019
Mehwish Hayat lambasted her critics and asserted that no one has the right to question her on her dressing. The actress did not remove her video in the face of criticism but gave a befitting reply to the naysayers.
“It is my prerogative to wear whatever I so desire,” she told one of the Twitterati, who questioned her about choosing such an outfit. Adding that she respects their choice and hence she must be respected in the same way.
Yo are trying to copy Indians but you cannot be like them, never!!
Even if you danced topless, still can't.
Reason is, somewhere deep down in your heart, you will find a belief, called Islam which don't let you perform in a way, like 'KAFIRS' do.
So, make your own identity.
— Salman Qaisar (@Salmans_Here) October 8, 2019
Her supporters backed her amid the bashing on social media, praised her work, calling her the epitome of grace and women empowerment.
samajh nhi ati k award ceremonies me hamari celebrities out of control aur out of limit ku hojati hain,ye ku bhool jati hain k ye log hollywood / bollywood celebrities nhi hain ,they all belongs to Islamic Republic Of Pakistan.
— Ayesha Malik (@ayesha1malik) October 9, 2019
such kind of vulgarity is nothing for her ,she can do even worse only for the sake of money and publicity. salute to your vulgar performance.
— Hussain sheikh (Huseyin) (@HuseyinSheikh) October 9, 2019
Mehwish Hayat has been subjected to various controversies ever since she received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Earlier, she warned her detractors not to tarnish her image on unnecessary controversies since she is clear on her principle, and morals and believes in freedom and empowerment. She faced similar criticism for her dressing style while representing Pakistan at the finals of the US Open Championship. She silenced her critics asserting that it is a woman’s choice of what she wants to wear.
Ye ub Nishan E Haider ki Tayyari Kar Rahi hay
Copy of #Bollywood be Hayai ka Libaas@MehwishHayat
Sharam to isko Ayegi nahi
Be hayai Pela rahi hay
Allah Sakht Se Sakht Saza aur Ghazab Dain Ameen #ShameOnYou
Dain Esi Aurton pic.twitter.com/Z3wsFlyth6
— RãwäîD HåssãN (@Rawaid_hassan) October 9, 2019
Who is asking tableegh for actresses??? Atleast the dress should be modest and represent Pakistan culture,entertainment is not only doing dance with half naked body.
— Taniya Tariq (@tariq_taniya) October 9, 2019
A few days ago, she was criticized for refusing to speak on Kashmir issue at a charity event following her viral video. Hayat responded to the flak, calling her statements taken out of context to twist a controversy.