Earlier this week, a video went viral on social media, displaying Javed Akhtar attending an occasion in his honour alongside several Pakistani stars in Lahore. Since then, Ali Zafar, amongst others, who have been seen in the video were receiving flak on line for showering the Indian lyricist with “vast admire,” despite the fact that he “insulted the usa” at the 7th Faiz Festival.
Taking to Instagram, Zafar, who hosted the said dinner, has now issued a statement, defending himself from the grievance. “I love you all and genuinely fee your praise and criticism similarly. But I constantly request one component — affirm records earlier than attaining any conclusion or judgment,” he said. “I changed into no longer present on the Faiz Mela nor aware about what become said till day after today after I noticed it on social media.”
Referring to himself as “a proud Pakistani,” the Teefa in Trouble actor then condemned “insensitive comments” that disenchanted human beings. “Naturally, no Pakistani could respect any statement in opposition to [their] us of a or human beings especially at an occasion intended to bring hearts nearer than similarly. We all realize how an awful lot Pakistan has suffered and maintains to suffer on the fingers of terrorism and such insensitive and uncalled-for feedback which deeply harm the emotions of such a lot of humans.”In a separate Instagram Story, Zafar additionally shared a screenshot of a fan’s announcement, which supported him and urged others to prevent judging without first assessing both facets of the tale. “Yesterday I changed into scrolling through posts and I noticed so many human beings talking unwell about Ali. I had no idea about Javed’s remarks both and the birthday celebration might have been organized before the festival or on that day, we surely have no clue. So, please stop overreacting. We are so brief to judge others and skip reviews without being considerate of the alternative’s feelings,” wrote the fan.
The declaration in addition read, “The terms and terms used for him and his circle of relatives had been so disrespectful that I can not even quote them here. We ought to be cautious of the choice of phrases we make regardless of what takes place. Grow up.”
Zafar also added his cents to the put up, highlighting the hypocrisy of his criticisers. “Not anybody, but a few used this occasion to connect and take advantage of me. It is quite amusing to peer that some human beings are posing as heroes and patriots on social media are messaging at the back of the scene about why they were not invited. Hypocrisy is likewise at its height right here. Beware,” he shared.