#SupportFirdousJamal trends on Twitter after people question the protest against actor

Published: August 2, 2019
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Looks like the Firdous Jamal-Mahira Khan controversy is not dying down any time soon.

One would have thought after the Verna star’s graceful response to the veteran actor’s comments about her age, the matter would have come to a conclusion, but famous producer Momina Duraid’s statement added fuel to the fire.

In a now deleted post, Duraid shared how her production house would not work with Jamal after he insulted Khan.

“I would not want to waste or mince my words but would simply say that we are ashamed of him being a part of our fraternity and as a female producer would clearly state that my company MD Productions would not work with him again in any capacity because of his sexist, regressive and discriminatory remarks,” her post read.

Soon after her comments, many came forward too call out Duraid for blowing the issue out of proportion and among them Feroze Khan and Shaan Shahid were the most prominent names.

“Is this what freedom of speech gets you? Getting someone’s bread and butter cancelled? If it does then I want every single b*****d  out there bashing any human being on the internet [to] get cancelled the same way. Cause you can’t. Enough is enough. Get up before you’re next,” he wrote on his Instagram, hashtagging it ‘show me if you can cancel me’.

On Friday, #SupportFirdousJamal was top trending on Twitter.

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

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