Actors devoid of talent accuse people of rape: Afreen Khan

Published: January 12, 2017
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 Afreen Khan. PHOTO: PUBLICTY

Afreen Khan. PHOTO: PUBLICTY

LAHORE: Days after popular Lahore-based actor Soha Ali accused producer Arshad Chaudhry of raping her, thespian Afreen Khan has jumped to the latter’s defence.

Actor Soha Ali accuses producer of rape

Afreen told journalists at Lahore Press Club that Arshad was a ‘good man’ and the allegations against him were unfounded. “Arshad Chaudhry is a good man. I share a great rapport with him. He has promoted scores of actors including me,” Afreen said.

Many actors are doing well and don’t resort to such tactics. Only those devoid of talent tend to do such things. I am a professional. Not once did Arshad do anything wrong with me, she said.

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Recently, Soha approached police after accusing Arshad of raping her. In an application to the Lahore CCPO, she said the producer had threatened her of dire consequences if she raised the matter. Soha had also asked for security.

Separately, sources from the city’s theatre circuit told The Express Tribune that individuals close to Soha and Arshad had been striving to bring about a rapprochement. They said the matter would be hushed up following the conclusion of a monetary deal between the two.

“Soha will withdraw her application and resume working at Alfalah Theatre,” a source said. Both, Soha and Arshad remained unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts.

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  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 12, 2017 - 4:16PM

    Its common – these wannabes wlll try al these tactics to get publicity. Recommend

  • iRonMan!
    Jan 12, 2017 - 4:25PM

    ..and with this, such producers continue to survive in media industry. And Casting Couch continues. It’s a honey trap, the media industry!Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 12, 2017 - 4:32PM

    Rape is the worst crime a person can commit. It destroys victim absolutely. There is no more damage anyone can do to a victim. Those who support rapist and blame victim only destroy themselves. This Oscar winning talented actress has started her own destructive process. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jan 12, 2017 - 8:31PM

    Many “ambitious” women working in the business world sleep with their bosses to get promotions, job security and upgraded salaries. People who work in the corporate sector know what I am talking about.
    And this practice is present worldwide from NYC to Shanghai.Recommend

  • M.S.
    Jan 12, 2017 - 9:22PM

    What we understood from her statement is that if you get work then it’s consentual pleasure, if no work then it’s a rape.Recommend

  • Giri
    Jan 12, 2017 - 9:28PM

    Typical tactics to save the perp who has committed rape. Finally blame the woman.Recommend

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