Mumbai: Trolls have proved their presence in huge numbers on multiple occasions and they did once again.
The latest under their attack is Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, who featured in last year’s sleeper hit ‘Hindi Medium’ opposite Irrfan Khan.
Saba’s pictures as screengrabs from a behind-the-scenes photoshoot video, where she is seen in a see-through top, before she put on a blazer, and cigarette in hand, went viral on social media and many had unpleasant comments towards her.
Asking her if she is a Muslim anymore, trolls said actresses were only after money and fame, without any values and that they were ‘drowning Pakistani in shame' with their ‘shameless’ acts, ‘exposure’.
And most of them compared Saba to Mahira Khan, who was also ‘caught’ smoking with Ranbir Kapoor wearing 'backless dress’, in New York few months ago.
Check out some of the ‘mentionable’ comments:
Saba Qamar has also begin following Mahira Khan, Is she even Muslim anymore ?? pic.twitter.com/yq6DAKAbWu— M Hanzala Tayyab MHT (@OfficialHanzala) July 19, 2018
Actresses are after money. Majority of them don't have religious, moral or patriotic values— Resilient Pakistani (@khalid_shazia) July 19, 2018
Ye aur mahira harmi ke aulad he— Aryan Afridi (@AryanAf94611275) July 19, 2018
Assets Show krwa rhe hai, Politics mai anay ka program hoga iska bhi 😜— Sher Afgan(شیر افگن) (@Sher9009) July 19, 2018
Ye showbiz waley logo se konsi sharam or haya ki umeed in logo ki lifestyle he aisi hai— Muhammad Hussain (@jacksparrow995) July 23, 2018
Ya Pakistan ka naam daboo rahi ha... itni b fahashi achi nai hoti... kaya faraq rah gaya kafru or muslim ma... mujy to ya nay pakistan ki jalak lagti ha.— Ali Butt (@AliButt94309466) July 22, 2018
Vulgar— kashif Naseer (@kash2be) July 22, 2018
By name muslim by character toba toba— Muhammad Faris (@Ayat51779025) July 20, 2018
Cheap fame lanay ka asan tareka. Body show kro .sutay maro— Yahya Khan (@yahyakh111) July 20, 2018
Just another cheapster like Mahira Khan. Would do anything for fame and money.— Ali Malik (@dralikmalik) July 22, 2018
Saba received support on social media from her colleagues like Adnan Siddiqui, who acted in Sridevi’s ‘Mom’, who was deeply saddened by it and refused to work with, without naming, the man who was behind this.
Came through what’s being called BTS images of my colleague and a friend #SabaQamar’s recently done photoshoot which is spreading on social media like wildfire, I’m deeply saddened by this act, this is not us and we shouldn’t take pride in it in any manner! I totally condemn this and wouldn’t want to highlight the name of a man behind it but I’m not going to work for with him or anything associated with him ever! #support #friendship #pakistanshowbiz #Colleague #together #pakistan .
Another actor, Osman Khalid Butt condemned the ‘familiar misogynistic, repulsive rhetoric’ and asked trolls to stop commenting and sharing the pictures and instead speak out against the one who did it for social media infamy.
Just heard about the all-too-familiar misogynistic, repulsive rhetoric that's swept the nation once BTS pictures from Saba's photoshoot were leaked (WITHOUT her consent). First: you do not fuck with Saba Qamar. Period. Second: For the love of God, stop looking for every excuse to drag your icons down. Third: STOP sharing these images/videos and stop commenting on them. If you want to speak out, speak out against the jahalat of whoever did this just for social media infamy.
Apart from the actresses being slut-shamed for bikini pictures, many celebrities like Aamir Khan and daughter Ira, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Suhana Khan, Hina Khan, have previously been questioned about their ‘Muslim’ credentials.
Is the trolls’ menace getting fiercer day by day?...