Popular singer, model and actress Meesha Shafi took to Twitter today to allege that musician and actor Ali Zafar subjected her to sexual harassment on more than one occasion.
Singer, model and actor Meesha Shafi said Thursday that pop singer and actor Ali Zafar sexually harassed her.
“Today, I speak up because my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore,” said Meesha in her statement. “If this can happen to someone like me, an established artist, then it can happen to any young woman hoping to break into the industry and that concerns me gravely.”
Speaking to Images, Shafi says: “When the incident happened, the very first person I told was my husband. Shortly after that I spoke about this incident to someone on my team, and one of my friends.”
Images got in touch with Shafi’s mother, actress Saba Hamid, who supports her daughter’s decision to speak publicly.
“I am totally behind my daughter and I support her,” says Hamid. “I’m hurt and angry and I feel very strongly about this. That this can happen with someone like Meesha who is so empowered is a rude awakening.”
“Previously, women weren’t even allowed to speak up about things like this. This has to stop. We need to tell our men this is not ok. No matter how minor or major harassment is, it leaves a scar. To heal this wound one has to talk about it,” she continues.
Images has reached out to Zafar for comment and is waiting for a response.