Pakistani actress Mehar Bano has been receiving a lot of heat from the public. The 26-year-old’s video interview from Aurat March has been making rounds on social media. In the video, the actress was seen speaking for the rights of homosexuals. Later, she also posted a story in support of ‘mujra‘ dancers. And now the Churails actress has deleted her Instagram account.
Earlier, Mehar Bano was seen speaking up for homosexuals. In an interview at Aurat March, she claimed that there is nothing wrong with homosexuality. Additionally, she stated that the slogan ‘mera jism meri marzi‘ also stands for gay rights. She said:
You might have seen the banner ‘mera jism meri marzi‘ and that means we also stand for homosexuals. I support homosexual rights. If a person is not harming anyone else, then they have the right to live their lives according to their own wishes.
She also added that everyone has the right to do whatever makes them happy. After she was asked whether she thinks spreading this message- as a Muslim- will increase negativity, she said:
I don’t think homosexuality is bad. I think misogyny is bad. I think violence against women is bad. I don’t think two men loving each other is bad.
Mehar Bano also added that it is only fair that people are given the right to live their lives how they want. Watch the full video here:
Mehar Bano supports ‘mujra‘ dancers
In another story posted on the actress’s now-deleted Instagram account, she spoke in support of mujra dancers. Mujra is a form of dance performance by courtesans and it emerged during the Mughal rule in India.
Here’s what she posted:
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