Mathira is a name we all are well aware about, from her different and quirky style of dialogue while hosting to her seductive looks and acts in the field of acting and now singing. The host turned singer has had her name into all sorts of controversies during her career in the media industry.
The singer’s bold acts and statements catch the eye of every media platform which then spreads across like fire. However, the diva has yet again made headlines with her recent interview about harassment in the industry. In an interview with Geo – when asked about harassment in light of the Harvey Weinstein controversy – Mathira was pretty blunt while stating her opinion.
“There are instances of sexual harassment here as well,” she stated. “But in most cases, the perpetrators are not the established, well-known names. Those who have a reputation for professionalism, of getting the job done, don’t indulge in such things.”
She claimed that the real problematic people were the “people who talk big” and that if they get out, the issue could resolve to much extent.
“If you meet someone who is boasting about starting a fifty million rupees project, then beware. There is something not right.”
She further claimed that if our girls were bold enough to speak up and raise their voice than this matter would have never grown. The hesitance that our girls face has given more fire to the issue.
“Another reason why actresses in Pakistan are reluctant to speak up is that such predatory men only target young actors, who are new in the field and can later be scared into silence. Their family system might be such that they are discouraged to voice their experience publicly.”
“But you know, I do believe that times have changed. More and more people are speaking up. So these dubious characters are slowly being thrown out of the industry.”
Talking about what she had gone through during her career growth in the industry, whether she had been a victim to harassment she said;
“Well, I started off with a small TV channel, and I realized that this is where I should stick it out for a while. Even though the set up was relatively small as compared to some other channels, the environment was safe. Hence, I stayed there till I got to know more people in the industry. Yes, I have encountered many shady men in the industry. But thankfully, I was protected by my organization.”
She ended up by giving all upcoming girls a heads up advise and some words of wisdom by stating;
“I would give the same advice to young girls starting off. They should begin work with an established network before freelancing, for the sake of safety.”
There are some points where you simply fall in love with even the most controversial faces, and mathira has definitely won our hearts in this recent chit chat. And to all those shady men out there, we are not as afraid as you think we are, we are brave and we are ready to face bastards like you!