Mahira has grown old, should play a mother instead: Firdous Jamal

Published: July 27, 2019
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Mahira Khan has grown old and now she should play the mother of the heroine, said veteran Firdous Jamal on Television. The actor recently appeared on Faisal Qureshi’s morning show where he also suggested that Mahira should no longer play lead roles.

Actor said his comment should only be taken positively because he does not mean to hurt anyone’s feelings. “Mahira Khan is a mediocre model, but she is a good actress,” said the actor. “She has aged as well. That’s not the age to play the role of a heroin.”

Adding to the argument, Qureshi said that none of  Mahira’s films have done well at the box office. However, he immediately changed his stance after a user called him out on Twitter.

“That’s how he (Jamal) thinks, kiya faraq parhta hey…She is super tar and I was shocked too. I meant jo hit milni chahiye woh mily Bin Roye was a hit but bari wali hit. Khair I praised her 1000 times in my show no one shared that.”

Sad that we are still calling out actresses on their age. The problem is definitely a lot more deep-rooted than a veteran’s statement, who belonged to an era where age and marriage were considered central to a leading lady’s box office success and failure.

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  • ABC
    Jul 29, 2019 - 9:33AM

    Couldn’t agree more with Firdous JamalRecommend

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