Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been winning hearts from her fans across the globe for exuding poise and dignity after she was subjected to blunt remarks by veteran actor Firdous Jamal who deemed the ‘Raees’ starlet a ‘mediocre and overaged actress’.
The 33-year-old star spoke to senior journalist Akhtar Ali Akhtar about the debacle that had gripped the attention of the entire media industry for quite a significant time now.
When asked about her initial reaction to Jamal’s crude statements, Mahira shared, “I did not have any reaction to be honest. You know I do not react at all.”
Exhibiting immense composure, the ‘Superstar’ actress went on to add, “However, because the entire industry and my fans reacted to the scenario and took offense, I thought I will pen down my emotions in a detailed note.”
Mahira went on to say, “Whenever people criticise, it hurts of course. But my mother has always taught me take all of it in my stride. She has always inculcated in me the ability to look at the brighter side of things. Also, I believe the overwhelming amount of love that I receive outweighs the hate.”
The actress said how celebrities over time develop a thick skin and get conditioned to all the censure that takes place around them.