Pakistani actress Mariyam Nafees has shared horrific details about how she is being harassed by some sick-minded people. She said she is being repeatedly getting vulgar proposals that are now affecting her mental health.
Sharing screenshots of the harasser, Nafees took to social media and wrote, “Actress hun, prostitute nahi. [I’m an actress, not a prostitute].” ”
“I’m sick of these proposals and I’ve tried whatever I could to make them stop but this is what I’m going to do now. It affects my mental health, it disturbs me that some people think this is what my business is.
NO! I’M NOT FOR SALE!,” she further added.
Mariyam rose to fame with drama series ‘Yakeen Ka Safar’ where she played the role of young girl, a victim of domestic violence. Now, she is working in numerous projects for Pakistan drama industry.
Pakistani actresses’ harassment cases
Earlier, few other Pakistani actresses also opened up about how they faced harassment in their career. Just because they are the public figures people believe that they are ‘open for sale’. People nowadays are stooping so low that they forget their moral and cultural values.
Earlier Humaima Malick had shared a similar incident in which she was harassed at a local hotel.
I am sharing my experience because I think its high time when i should come forward and share my experience against harassment and how an educated class also chose to ignore it and take such important issues lightly @TheNishatHotel pic.twitter.com/OtRwJ5EQXD
— HUMAIMA MALICK (@HumaimaMalick) August 8, 2018
Moreover, actress Ayesha Omar came forward with her experience of having being harassed in the industry. She opened up about the incident talking with Ahsan Khan at Bol Nights with Ahsan.
“I have been through harassment in my career and life, so I understand how it feels. I don’t have the courage to talk about it yet, maybe someday I will. But I can totally relate with everyone who has been through it,” she said.
However, Meesha Shafi’s incident is quite popular and in public. Shafi accused singer/actor Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her. The case is still in court, where both the actors are fighting defamation cases against each other.
In 2018, Shafi had accused Zafar of harassing her ‘on more than two occasions’. In response, Zafar had filed a defamation suit worth Rs1 billion against her, saying that her ‘baseless and unfounded’ accusations had allegedly tarnished his reputation.
Next year, in September 2019, Shafi filed Rs2 billion damages suit in a sessions court against Zafar for making false allegations against her on media.
Additionally, Ali Zafar asked Meesha Shafi to resolve the matter. Ali cried on a live TV channel while narrating, “The language used by her [Meesha’s] lawyer for me, is that the language used by a lawyer? She claims to be a human rights activist, but does anyone say that about someone’s family?”