Pakistani actor and singer Ali Zafar is in the midst of a raging controversy proper now. He has been accused by a fellow musician and lots of different girls of inappropriate touching, vulgar behaviour and sexual harassment.
Ali Zafar has denied all of the allegations. He wrote on social media, “He wrote, “I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment lodged in opposition to me by Ms *****. I intend to take this by way of the courts of legislation and to deal with this professionally and significantly slightly than to lodge any allegations right here, contesting private vendetta on social media and in flip disrespecting the motion, my household, the trade and followers. Finally, I’m a powerful believer that the reality, at all times prevails.”
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Now, Ali Zafar has the assist of two girls who’ve labored with him up to now. Certainly one of them wrote on Instagram, “In order the tales taking flip each minute regard Ali Zafar, ****** &#metoo motion, I believe as a musician and a girl I ought to discuss this challenge as I used to be SHOCKED proper now with this text of ******. She stated that her aware doesn’t enable her to say quiet so mine additionally doesn’t enable me. As I’m the a part of live performance crew, I journey intl and regionally with Ali Zafar, and I’ve seen ladies throwing themselves at him and his gentlemanly response to that which is so uncommon of any rockstar. balkay all of us journey like mates and we work in a really cozy setting.”
The author is a member in Ali Zafar’s staff. She additional writes, “At the moment lastly ****** tells us what she says occurred to her that Ali harassed her at a jam or did one thing unsuitable to her and I can not keep quiet. I used to be at this jam session becoz I sing in Ali’s band and so was her supervisor and our total band. I’m astonished that she would take a misinform this degree which so many people can show unsuitable. All of us have footage, we had been there and occasion supervisor was there and it was a gr8 jam session. I’m a girl and I might by no means enable unsuitable to any girl. However come on , it’s a critical matter and we needs to be actually clear on every little thing slightly then placing accusations on folks after which saying sorry you can’t query any girl it’s unsuitable.”
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One other girl, who says she has been professionally related to Ali Zafar for 3 years, has additionally written in regards to the incident. She says, “I stand witness to this specific ‘Jam’ late final 12 months that ****** mentions in her interview with The Information. The entire home band together with myself and one other fellow feminine vocalist had been current throughout this session and no matter interplay occurred between the 2 was in entrance of a minimum of 10 different folks. All I can say is that this specific assertion that she makes right here is slightly odd. I’ve toured with the Ali Zafar band a whole lot of occasions and all my journeys have been actually nice .”
After a widespread #MeToo marketing campaign in Hollywood, Ali Zafar was the primary huge Pakistani celeb to be named and shamed for alleged sexual harassment, however with girls coming overtly in assist of Ali Zafar, there could be apprehensions solid on the success of the motion in South East Asia.