Late last week, Bushra Ansari had come under fire for lashing out and wishing death upon a fan who criticised her on-going drama Zebaish.
Though Ansari later deleted her comments, she continued to receive criticism. Following the backlash, Bushra released an official statement in which she apologised to the person in question and other fans for her comments and outrage.
“Artists, writers, directors and producers are creative people who put a lot of heart and soul into their work. In a way, their project becomes like a child for them that they create with love for their audience,” wrote Bushra. “They work night and day, in heat and in sickness to make these productions for the screen. I am sure you can understand if someone ridicules your work, it can hurt your feelings. I believe that everyone has a right to like or dislike our work, but language is important.”
She continued, “I realise that last week, I overreacted and wrote harsh words on Instagram. In a moment, I realised my mistake and deleted it, but in the time of social media, it became a tamasha and sadly spread like fire.”
“The fact is my words were too harsh and I did not handle my anger well,” said the actor.
Concluding her statement, Bushra said: “In my performances and words, I have always tried to uphold our values. And in the same manner, I want to show my fans and younger generation that I am accepting my mistake. We have to be good role models for our youth so our society and values continue to improve.”
Bushra had lashed out at Lubna Faryad, who has gained acclaim as the Amma who reviews dramas on the digital media platform Galaxy Lollywood. In a review Amma had criticised Zebaish following which Bushra lashed out at Amma, referring to her as “cheap low-class person”.
Bushra had used very harsh words against Amma, remarking “They are the coronas in our lives. Allah will finish them InshaAllah.”