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Pakistani actor Mahira Khan addresses gracefully the incident of object thrown at her on stage

The actor attended an event organised by Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi in Quetta when someone from the audience flung an object, reportedly a bottle, at her.

News Arena Network - Karachi - UPDATED: May 16, 2024, 08:16 AM - 6 mins read

Actor Mahira Khan was disrespected during an event.

Pakistani actor Mahira Khan addresses gracefully the incident of object thrown at her on stage

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A day after a miscreant threw an object at her during a public event in Quetta city, Pakistani star Mahira Khan on Thursday condemned the incident saying she felt scared to be caught in a “mob-like” situation.

 

The actor on Wednesday attended an event organised by Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi in Quetta when someone from the audience flung an object, reportedly a bottle, at her.

 

The video of the incident soon went viral on social media in which Mahira could be seen politely admonishing the unknown spectator in the crowd for the act.

 

“Ye galat ho gaya…. Aap toh cheezein phenkne lagein hain (This was wrong. You have now started throwing things at me),” she can be seen saying in the clip circulating online.

 

On Thursday evening, Mahira shared a lengthy note on her official Instagram page addressing the incident.

 

“What happened at the event was uncalled for. No one should think it’s ok to throw something on stage, even if it's a flower wrapped up in a paper plane. It sets the wrong precedent.

 

“It is unacceptable. There are times I get scared, not just for myself, but for others who may be trapped in a mob-like situation,” she wrote, thanking fans and followers for their concern and love.

 

The Karachi-based actor, popular for TV dramas such as Humsafar and Sadqay Tumhare as well as films Maula Jatt and Bollywood movie Raees, said on their way back home someone said they won’t organise an event ever again in Quetta.

 

But, she said, she “disagreed completely” as that was not the solution.

 

“Here was a crowd of 10,000 or more… who were showing their love and excitement— the way they know best because I could see them I could see they didn’t know how to contain/express their excitement. Whoever the miscreant was, was 1 out of 10,000.

 

“Maybe I should have gotten up and left, maybe the crowd could have been screened, maybe I should not have been put on the spot... lots of could haves and should haves,” she added.

 

Mahira also said more literary events need to be organised in more cities of Pakistan.

 

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