Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi has accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. In a photo uploaded on Twitter, Meesha claims she was sexually harassed by Zafar on more than one occasion.
Sharing this because I believe that by speaking out about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out.. but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it anymore #MeToo pic.twitter.com/iwex7e1NLZ
— Meesha Shafi (@itsmeeshashafi) April 19, 2018
“I have been subjected to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young or just entering the industry. This happened to be despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children,” Meesha wrote.
Ali Zafar started his career as a music composer/singer and achieved initial success on Pakistani television. He made his Bollywood debut with the 2010 satirical comedy film ‘Tere Bin Laden’. The actor has also starred in films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London, Paris, New York, Chashme Baddoor and Kill Dill. Zafar’s last Bollywood appearance was in Dear Zindagi alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt.
According to a tweet by Pakistani news channel Dunya News, Ali Zafar has responded to the allegations made by Meesha Shafi by saying that he does not wish to talk about the issue right now.