Pakistani actor shuts down trolls giving her grief for marrying younger man

Published: January 3, 2017
Yasra Rizvi with her husband Abdul Hadi. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

Yasra Rizvi with her husband Abdul Hadi. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

After Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed, actor Yasra Rizvi has become the latest recipient of social media hate.

Yasra, who recently got married to a rising producer much younger than her, shut down haters in a short video clip. The actor commenced with saying she had been warned against posting a reply online by her well wishers.

“I believe it is imperative to post this video since my marriage has sparked a debate. This, I highly appreciate. There were people who appreciated the age gap between my husband and I, others were not so supportive.” Yasra said.

“I want to thank the ones who criticised me and those who supported me, since it (my marriage) started a debate on the age gap between a couple and where the issue stands socially and religiously,” the actor added.

Talking about why she had demanded her husband regularly offer Fajr prayers as mehr Yasra said, “People ridiculed me thinking I wanted to be different, thinking that people do dumb things to be different. Well, I am definitely different.”

“I thoroughly researched the religious aspect. The namaz is still for Allah. I am just more secure with someone who offers it and inspires me too.” she added.

Rejecting assertions that this was just a publicity gimmick she said, “I have plenty of fame. My five-year television career is free of blemish. Also, my husband is finishing his MBA and does not work so he can’t afford to pay me a dime as mehr.”

“If I decided to set a precedent by having a simple wedding, asking my husband to regularly offer Fajr prayers as mehr, how does it affect anyone else? Criticism on this account has left me dumbfounded,” the actor said.

Watch the whole video here:

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Reader Comments (10)

  • debilitator
    Jan 3, 2017 - 4:15PM

    This is such a wonderful mehr!!! who are the people criticizing it?Recommend

  • breakingnorms
    Jan 3, 2017 - 6:05PM

    Totally support you..wish you and your husband all the happiness in the world and an eternity of togetherness.AmeenRecommend

  • Shamroze
    Jan 3, 2017 - 8:45PM

    Fantastic couple i love you bothRecommend

  • Jamal
    Jan 3, 2017 - 9:50PM

    So if the husband misses Fajr one day, would the Mehr gets void?Recommend

  • Ahmar Khan
    Jan 3, 2017 - 9:51PM

    I see a divorce on the cards when the young guy comes to his senses.Recommend

  • Jawad Khan
    Jan 4, 2017 - 6:44AM

    We need to go deep to understand the facts before just start writing our comment. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Jan 4, 2017 - 12:51PM

    Marriages with younger husbands rarely work. When he would turn 30, his wife would be well into her 40s, which is when the chickens would come home to roost.Recommend

  • Abdul Razzaq Bhatti
    Jan 4, 2017 - 1:15PM

    Good ,
    Its inspiring.
    The said Actress Must herself apply their Same condition on her Because there is no excuse for delaying prayers between male and female.This condition is only appreciable when she herself do the same.Recommend

  • naqi akbar
    Jan 4, 2017 - 3:52PM

    pathetic editorial policy, much more offensive content is being allowed, while references are being censored Recommend

  • sam a
    Jan 7, 2017 - 9:49PM

    er… are people who are ridiculing this marriage ignorant about islamic history…?Recommend

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