Mahira Khan shares her cents for Aurat March(Mera Jism Meri Marzi) and “immodest” celebrities.
Pakistan’s biggest celebrity, Mahira Khan, appeared on Mira Sethi’s talk show. While enjoying casual tête-à-tête, star Verna spilled the beans in her childhood, the values her parents instilled in her, how the entertainment industry expects stars to act like her, and why they do every part of Aurat March.
Khan talks about empowering women and how to deal with women’s problems in Pakistan. She also noted that there is a fine line between educating the masses about the problem and its causes. Your goals are priority without worrying about attractiveness. Regarding the parade every year, she said, “It is important for me to line up every year because my voice has weight. When I go to the Aurat March, I want to tell everyone that I believe it. It’s not good for me, But it is important for women in here, so I will represent them. Nobody will ask them to explain their slogans and chants, but the media came to me, so I want to use my two minutes to explain and on behalf of this woman to teach. “”
Khan believes that there are a lot of misunderstandings because of social media and the way things are designed. Referring to Mera Jism – Meri Marzi slogan which over the past two years has been misinterpreted, Khan explains why it is still important for her to clarify its meaning. “When I say Mera Jism- Meri Marzi, it doesn’t mean I want to strip and run naked!” Said the celebrity. “I want to say that I am human and this is my body. So it is up to me whether I allow you to stare at it or touch it or not. It means I can report back to you if you fail to comply. This means if you bother me because you have no rights to it. MY body, I can take action against you.”
Sethi then reminded Khan that Pakistani actors are often afraid to support or support feminism and Aurat Mart because they feel they can’t get a job. “They said that when they raised their voices they were highlighted as ‘too controversial’,” said the actor and presenter. Then he asked Khan to reveal why he and his brothers were being brave.
“We live in a small house, just four of us, and there is this freedom. We are like roommates. My parents have me after eight years of marriage. They do it themselves and go to these two kids. So they gave us this Freedom, which is It’s not about having no boundaries and no night time. It’s freedom of choice. My dad specifically asked us: Who do you want to be, what do you want to eat? Don’t ever tell us they want us to be this or that. They just let us make our own decisions,” said Khan.
When asked how she was responding to pressure from the Brotherhood to be less vocal and arrogant, Khan added, “I know some people want me to have a certain attitude, but I don’t.”
He admits that asking to be arrogant is absurd and primitive. “I think when people ask a star to be ‘immodest’ just because they’re a star; they’re regressive and old-fashioned. People say your mysteries die when you’re available. I think your mysteries die when you hit with your makeup artist or people. who brings you tea (when you lose your cool) It’s entirely possible to move on to the things she told when she first got into business,” recalls Khan. “The industry teaches you lots of frustrating lessons about how to talk, how to go about it. sit down, and how not to tell people. You are married, divorced or a mother. But that is my reality, my reality makes me who I am. How can you expect me to be someone else?”
Sethi ended the conversation effortlessly and asked Khan what qualities he thought attracted the man the most. “The first applies to men and women. Anyone who is at peace with himself is attractive,” said the superstar actor. “Second, I like a good sense of humor. I like it when someone can make me laugh, and when they can’t, I’ll be joking myself. And third, this one is for men only; I love it when a man is respected by all the women around. them, “concluded Khan.