Model Marvi Shabbir has accused Lahore-based designer Zainab Salman of humiliating her and not paying her complete dues.

Taking to social media, Marvi posted a video in which she claimed that Zainab had called her for a photoshoot in Lahore, but was asked to do more than what had been agreed. According to Marvi, the agreement had been of a photoshoot only but when the shoot started, the model was also asked to record some shots for her fashion film. And when Marvi refused to do that because it was not a part of her commitment, Zainab allegedly misbehaved with her.

Elaborating further, Marvi said that Zainab’s team started humiliating her when she asked them for a dropoff because there was no Careem available in the area. She said they even refused to pay for her work. When she threatened them that she will expose them, they sent half her dues.


Marvi said that the entire incident left her heartbroken and that has been crying ever since.

Soon after the allegations began to trend on social media, designer Zainab Salman issued a statement denying all the allegations. Zainab said that she and her team were in cooperative throughout the shoot but it was Marvi who was rude to her team.

Meanwhile, some members of the fashion industry stepped forward to support Marvi, such as makeup artist Fatima Nasir.

Just saw Zainab Salman’s post on instagram. What a load of crap! We shoot almost every day, dates are always booked in…

Posted by Fatima Nasir on Friday, July 26, 2019

Marvi has worked with leading brands in the past such as Nishat Linen, Sapphire and Elan.