Hum Tv’s drama serial ‘Laapata’ featured a scene of making false harassment accusations by lead female character Ayeza Khan on shopkeeper in its very first episode.
In the scene, Ayeza as ‘Geeti’ made fake harassment accusations using social media on a shopkeeper when he asked her to pay previous due money.
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While reacting to this scene, Internet users criticized the drama makers and the actress for portraying such a serious issue on tv.
SAW A CLIP OF AYEZA KHAN FALSELY ACCUSING A SHOPKEEPER OF HARASSING HER TO GET FREE STUFF IN A DRAMA. WHAT IS THIS GOD FORSAKEN SOCIETY, YHAN PEHLAY KOI YAQEEN NHI KRTA AUR IS JAHIL QOUM KO AP AUR ASMAAN PR CHRHA DOU
— Messa (@officialcribb) July 28, 2021
This is the writer and director of ‘Laapata’ on HUM TV. The drama with the scene in which Ayeza Khan’s character is shown falsely accusing a shopkeeper. Please, feel free to bombard him with messages! pic.twitter.com/d7zlYQgM92
— Zee. (@DilrubaNaRaazi) July 30, 2021
saw a clip of the drama “laapata” starring Ayeza Khan where she falsely accuses the shopkeeper for harassing her and I just wana say what the actual fuck?! in a country where r@pe and harassment cases are increasing day by day this is what the drama industry puts out?!
— javeria🌙‼️| mehail stan acc (@JaveriaAziz11) July 30, 2021
just watched that scene of ayeza khan from laapata🤐🥴🤐🥴🤐🥴🥴🤐🥴🥴🤐
— DhoopKiDeewar stan|CHECK PINNED (@Iqrasksk) July 29, 2021
As much as i love Ayeza khan and her acting, her recent scene in her new drama “Lapata” has been really objectionable. Just as Dunk was a great drama i’ve high hopes from Lapata as well. But our drama industry promoting “women falsely accusing men of harrassment” is unacceptable.
— Humna🌻 (@Humssssss) July 30, 2021
Lesson we get from this scene:
— geeti princess (@geetiiprincess) July 30, 2021
Shame on Hum Tv for trivializing harrassment in its drama “Lapata”, that too during the ongoing femicide in the country. How can Ayeza Khan be even comfortable doing such problematic roles.
— Hunza (@__feministt) July 30, 2021
Appalled 2 c Pakistani drama ‘laapata’ depicting ‘harassment’ as a blackmailing tool by women. Harassment is real, hurtful & destructive! It’s not comics! It’s time we showed seriousness 2 issues faced by our women. It’s destroys you.. pic.twitter.com/uIUJ41x7K2
— Sharmila Sahibah faruqui S.I (@sharmilafaruqi) July 30, 2021
@Ayezakhan_ak ‘s new show just invalidated evry woman’s peril in a single stroke.woman w/ a social media presence falsely accusing a man of harassment just so that she doesn’thave to pay?@Humtvnetwork no wonder no one believes the ones who actually experience this.
What a shame
— Armana Mela (@MelaArmana) July 29, 2021
In #Laapata, Ayeza Khan’s character uses social media to accuse a man of harassment. this is what you guys choose to portray in your dramas? Making a joke out of issues that are literally destroying this nation. Actors & writers must act more responsibly. So disappointed.
— ronay dhonay (@merisochein) July 30, 2021
Ayeza khan too is v problematic tbh. First she acted in that Khalil ur rehman drama and now she’s acting in this drama in which her charachter falsely accuses that shopkeeper of harrasment to get free stuff,, it’s so messed up.
— zee (@zaroolwt) July 29, 2021
Taking into your account, plenty of harassment accusations and cases have been coming out for a long time now in Pakistan. Just two days ago, actor Usman Mukhtar accused his fellow female artist of harassing, blackmailing, and bullying him online.
Similarly, a high-profile harassment case of Ali Zafar-Meesha Shafi is still in court. On the other hand, sexual crimes cases have also seen a massive increase during the last two years.