Ali Zafar denies sexual harassment accusations by Meesha Shafi


Ali Zafar denies sexual harassment accusations by Meesha Shafi

Sick to comment so casually on the issue: Mahira Khan on sexual harassment allegations against Ali Zafar

Sick to comment so casually on the issue: Mahira Khan on sexual harassment allegations against Ali Zafar

Zafar has denied the allegations made by Shafi, saying he will choose to fight the issue in court. "Despite having a voice, there are some issues that are very hard to speak about as a woman, especially sexual harassment", added Meesha.

Leena continued, "Today I speak out because of recent events between Meesha and Ali and today I have to find the courage to say she isn't and has not been alone".

The actor-singer, who has produced a number of successful tracks and acted in high profile films such as Mira Nair's "Reluctant Fundamentalist" and Bollywood film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", said it has been a traumatic experience for her and her family.

Meesha had accused that Ali Zafar harassed her on more than one occasion.

Journalist Maham Javaid also described an encounter "from many many years ago, when Ali Zafar tried to kiss" her cousin and pull her "into a restroom with him". Meesha tweeted that this had happened at multiple times and that too when she was an empowered personality.

Meesha's mother Saba Hameed who is a famous actress also spoke up, "I am hurt and angry and I feel very strongly about this".

It's time we gave women a voice. I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any allegations here, contesting personal vendetta on social media and in turn disrespecting the movement, my family, the industry and fans. He is also a regular fixture on Coke Studio. "Silence is absolutely not an option".

Zafar has dominated the music charts in Pakistan for almost two decades and has also starred in a number of films including Bollywood satire "Tere bin Laden" which translates as "Your Bin Laden". Zafar, who has been a part of Hindi films like Tere Bin Laden (2010), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011), Kill Dil (2014) and Dear Zindagi (2016), is now being accused by two more women.