Pakistani Actor Alizeh Shah has recently opened up in an interview about her smoking video that went viral on social media in which she was smoking a cigarette. She said that she was also offered an item song after her video went viral.
While talking to Journalist Maliha Rehman, Shah said that she was hesitent to meet her and she does not like interviews.
Shah talked about many projects, future projects and her work in famous projects like Ehd-e-Wafa and actor Mahira Khan’s film Superstar. But she also opened up to Maliha about her controversies, saying: “It’s not fair, but that’s how it is. That’s why you and I are sitting here, right?”
“I remember shooting in a mall for my first big project, Kun Fayakun, opposite Imran Abbas, and these girls came up to me and they were so excited. One of them had an entire photo album in her cellphone with my pictures. I was amazed. They hadn’t seen my acting but they knew me from Instagram. I think I had a really small following of about 300,000 at the time.”
Continuing, Shah went on to say: “There have been times when little girls come up to me and they’re just transfixed. And older women who watch dramas really love me. I’m their favourite!”
While talking about a recent Twitter video controversy, which showed Alizeh smoking in a car, Alizeh said: “Do you know I was with my family in that car? If my family does not have any issues, who are these nameless, faceless people on social media who decide to judge me?”
On a question that why does she not address the issue? She elaborated: “I have realised that it’s wiser to stay quiet. Often, when a woman takes a stand and decides to defend herself, people make life even more difficult for her. It’s easier for me to just disconnect from social media. I know that controversies don’t last for longer than two days and, after that, these very people will be watching my drama and getting excited about it.”
She further revealed: “You know, I even got offered an item song right after that video got leaked? One video with a cigarette in it and it was assumed that I was ready to be an item girl! The song had some crazy lyrics, about kalashnikovs for eyes. My friends and I were in hysterics when we heard it!”
This is not the first time that the actor got attacked by netizens or people. Shah was criticised by the social media when she had shared pictures of herself with facial acne. Shah was even attacked by some people from the entertainment industry when she had a feud with her drama’s co-actor and producer Yasir Nawaz. Netizens even lambasted the actor for having a tattoo.