All you need to know about Sexual Harassment Allegation on Ali Zafar

The allegation of Sexual Harassment on renowned Pakistani and Bollywood actor and singer Ali Zafar by another Pakistani Singer and actress Meesha Shafi.

By Sayak Karmakar

Apr 23, 2018

Sexual Harassment against women in Workplaces is an alarming problem not only in India but throughout the world. The entertainment and film Industry has also witnessed such heinous cases of Sexual Harassment time and again.  The recent case of Sexual Harassment at the workplace which is making the Headlines is the allegation of Sexual Harassment on renowned Pakistani and Bollywood actor and singer Ali Zafar by another Pakistani Singer and actress Meesha Shafi.



On Thursday, April 19 Meesha Shafi took the help of her Twitter account to accuse Ali Zafar of Sexual Harassment on Multiple Occasions. She tweeted, “ Sharing this because I believe that by speaking about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out… but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it many more #MeToo.”



Meesha Shafi also said that these cruel incidents did not occur when she was young or struggling. It happened to her many a times even when she was an established artist. Meena Shafi is in the Pakistani entertainment industry for nearly two decades and is also a mother of two children. Her mother, Saba Hamid who is also a critically acclaimed Pakistani actor reportedly said to the media, “ previously, women weren’t even allowed to speak up about things like this. This has to stop. We need to tell our men this is not okay. No matter how minor or major harassment is, it leaves a scar. To heal this wound, one has to talk about it.”



Meesha Shafi further wrote on her social media account that she has been subjected to sexual harassment many a time by Ali Zafar. The behavior and attitude of Zafar have betrayed her. If this sort of incident can occur to an established artist like her then what will be the situation of a young girl who is just entering into the industry??? After this shocking revelation made by Meesha Shafi, another journalist from Pakistani, Maham Javaid also made serious allegation on Zafar stating that many years ago, Ali Zafar had forcibly tried to kiss  Javaid’s cousin sister and even forcibly tried to pull her into the restroom.



However, Ali Zafar has denied the entire allegation made on him. He responded to all the allegations by writing on his Twitter account. He said, “  I am aware and in support of the global #MeToo movement and what it stands for. I am a father of a young girl and a young boy, a husband to wife and a son to a mother. I am a man who has stood up for myself, my family, my colleagues and my friends countless times in the face of slander, defamation, and general unkindness. I will do the same today. I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment.” 

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