Mahira Khan addresses ‘uncalled for’ object hurling at her at recent event


Beloved Pakistani actor Mahira Khan was recently invited as a special guest to the Pakistan Literature Festival in Quetta. The event, which took place on May 15, was a cultural and educational hub that promoted thought-provoking dialogue between the star and her audience. However, in a shocking turn of events, an unknown object was hurled at her on stage from the audience.

Amidst a conversation about her career and ironically – professionalism, an object was thrown with the intention of hitting the Ho Mann Jahaan actor. Luckily, it only managed to graze her side. In a moment of shock, the actor abruptly paused the conversation, and calmly expressed her disappointment at the incident, especially in the lack of respect shown during such an event.

“I won’t do any dialogue because you threw something on me, it means there is no room for a dialogue,” Mahira said. The Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay actor then resumed the conversation, and also extended unwavering support for a film showcasing the rich culture of Quetta and Balochistan.

Reacting to the widely circulated video, fans expressed mixed reactions to the incident. Some expressed their concerns regarding the star’s safety, but most lauded the actor for maintaining her composure throughout the incident. An Instagram user commented, “She handled the entire situation with grace and confidence. The reason she is a superstar.” Another wrote, “She is such a sensible and calm lady. Look how gracefully she handled it.”

Since then, Mahira posted a video to Instagram of herself on stage with the caption, “What happened at the event was uncalled for. No one should think it’s okay to throw something on stage… 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.” 

The actor also used her platform to urge people to continue hosting and attending events like these regardless of what took place that day. “We need more events such as these in more cities of Pakistan. The more you are exposed, the more you are aware and educated,” she wrote.

She concluded her post with appreciation for those who attended the festival and the love she was shown in Quetta. The elegance with which she handled the situation on stage, carried through to her message on Instagram.

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