To suggest that I slept my way to this award is an abhorrent slur: Mehwish Hayat

Actor took to Twitter to slam the trolls


Entertainment Desk March 26, 2019
PHOTO: MEHWISH HAYAT/INSTAGRAM

Mehwish Hayat has finally spoken up about being ridiculed for her civil honour.

Taking to Twitter, the Punjab Nahi Jaungi star wrote, "Debate all you like whether you think I deserve the award. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. I respect that. However, I draw the line when my character is questioned. I’ve been called a tawaif, a sl*t, a wh**e and much more so often that it has stopped affecting me."



She further added, "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."



Hayat went on, "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!"

She concluded, "Thank you to all the supporters and also to all the haters, it has only made me stronger. Last couple weeks have been quite an eye-opener for me."



Hayat has been mocked and trolled by social media users for being conferred with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz this week.

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COMMENTS (8)

fahim | 2 years ago | Reply With this powerful speech in limit of decency I believe that you deserve this award
Mamu | 2 years ago | Reply Weldone. You are as bold as you were in your item song.
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