Mehwish Hayat said 'I never wanted to make this a gender thing but it is unfortunate that others seem to be.'
SHARJAH: A renowned Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat was awarded with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day for her remarkable performance.
Soon after getting one of the highest award, the Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Load Wedding star faced continuous criticism on social media with people questioning her contribution towards the Pakistani cinema.
The actress took to twitter to respond those raising doubts on her eligibility for the award saying, “I draw the line when my character is questioned.”
“Debate all you like whether you think I deserve the award. Every1 is entitled to their opinions. I respect that. However, I draw the line when my character is questioned. I’ve been called a t****f, a s**t, a w***e & much more so often that it has stopped affecting me.
“I never wanted to make this a gender thing but it is unfortunate that others seem to be. To suggest that I slept my way to this award is an abhorrent slur on all the hard working women in our country. We may be part of an industry that is seen to be glamorous - but it doesn’t mean that we have forsaken our morals. What gives anybody the right to drag my name into the gutter. You don’t know me! Thank you to all the supporters & also to all the haters, it has only made me stronger. Last couple weeks have been quite an eye-opener for me.”
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