Recently the Digest Writer star had posted a message on Instagram to address a slap scene from his drama Laapata that was being widely shared on social media.
The actor had posted that the reason he opted for the role of Daniyal in the drama, “prove that oppression is a choice”. “If any insecure man with his fragile ego tries his ‘so called’ muscles on you, make the choice that Falak did without any fear,” he had written. “One tight slap back from a brave woman to such weak man in our society would be a giant leap for women kind.”
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Sharmila Faruqi recently responded to actor Gohar’s reflections on violence against women on Instagram, disagreeing with the actor’s assertion that “oppression is a choice.”
Rasheed then replied to Faruqi’s comment via his a reply and a social media post. “With all due respect ma’am. Then how can we break this vicious cycle? If thousands of women are being oppressed daily, how can we change that reality?” he asked.
“The ‘slap scene’ depicts a woman standing up for herself and saying no to violence which is a step towards breaking that vicious circle. Oppression is a choice, an idea for the generation to come where no woman should accept being abused or oppressed due to the society norms and if she does tolerate being oppressed then that is her choice not a mindset anymore,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, actor Kubra Khan agreed with the Mann Mayal actor and supported his stance.