Being shamed can have its perks – Mahira Khan now on BBC World News!


Mahira Khan had chosen to keep her lips zipped, when she has faced abuse after images of her sharing a smoke with Ranbir Kapoor in New York went viral. Not any longer. The Pakistani actress has been making up for her initial silence and is now even on BBC World News, blasting her detractors and the system at large. Here are some of her statements made on the show and in the recent past, which are making her the unlikely poster girl of feminism…

“It doesn’t matter how I conduct myself, what I wear, or how I speak or where I sit, what I do, that does not allow anybody to harass me. So, I am not going to say that I have some sort of a very good conduct or a certain conduct and that’s the reason why I didn’t get harassed.”

“Like I have said before, you don’t feel good when you are criticized, especially when you are loved so much.”

“Someone did encroach on my privacy which wasn’t correct. But then again I am a public figure. And where there will be love.”

“I have been lucky with the people I’ve worked with… I started working after I became a mother, so maybe I was not at that age, or vulnerable.”

 “It is my personal life and it is very normal for a boy and girl to hang out.”

“I'm a very strong woman but when all of this happened, I was completely shattered and broken. I would think about posting a statement every day. Then I would stop myself because I just wouldn't know what to say.”

“I am human, I make mistakes.”

“Through the times of turbulence, through the joys, through the ups and downs, through the mistakes we make and all the success we get, let nobody... nobody's opinion define who you are, And if anybody defines who you are, let it be yourself. Because including me and all the women out there, we're all worth it!”

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