Respect all my seniors in the fraternity: Urwa Hocane addresses Aijaz Aslam's 'baseless allegations'

Actor, setting the record straight, shared 'irresponsible statements can often leave us at a mercy of internet trolls'

Our Correspondent May 13, 2022


Urwa Hocane has responded to Aijaz Aslam's 'baseless allegations' levelled against her in a recent talk show. In response to a question, Aslam, who has never worked with Hocane, claimed that one actor who needed to learn manners was the Udaari star. Hocane is now setting the record straight and has shared her own take on the matter.

"This is my response to the baseless allegations circulating about me all over social media," Hocane said in a statement. "I respect all my seniors in the fraternity including their opinions and advice but they too have a responsibility towards their younger counterparts and the effect their words can have on someone’s image, mind and even work."

Adding on, she shared, "In all honesty, I am a creatively charged person which I proudly accept. And yes, I always indulge in healthy discussions with my directors or producers."

Talking about Aslam's comments, the Tich Button producer remarked, "I am sure he didn't intend to harm me and didn't realise how much it could blow out of proportion as I don't know him in a personal capacity or have not even been a co-star with him in a single production." She went on to make a point, "Irresponsible statements can often leave us at a mercy of internet trolls, therefore everyone must watch what they say in public about someone else especially when it's mere hearsay."

Hocane concluded her statement by thanking her other colleagues, hosts Aagha Ali and Hina Altaf, who immediately understood the gravity of the matter and didn’t become party to it."

Aslam then took to Instagram and shed light on the matter while clarifying his comments. Taking to Instagram stories, the Be Hissi star shared, "I have been noticing the news doing the rounds on my clip about Urwa Hocane." He added, "I want to clarify that I have never worked with her or been ill-treated by her. It was a multiple-choice question asked of me during a show and even in my answer, I said this is what people say but it might be wrong."

Aslam then commented, "Kindly don't malign people on my behalf. Nothing but respect for all my industry colleagues here."

Earlier, during one of the segments of the chat show, the hosts posed a question to the Nand actor about a leading lady who has attitude problems, is unprofessional or needs to work on her behaviour more. In a shocking turn of events, Aslam, who never starred in a single project with her, named Hocane.

Further elaborating on his answer, Aslam shared that he had taken her name based on stories he has heard from industry friends and not through his personal experiences. “Although I haven’t worked with her, I have heard (from friends and colleagues) that it is Urwa. She gets very angry on the sets, quickly loses her temper, and even instructs the director on creative aspects,” asserted the actor." "I could be wrong. There are always two sides to a story but if this is true then I would say Urwa," he concluded.

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