The leaked video is being taken out of context. I’ve been the most vocal on #Kashmir issue globally & will continue to do so. I have big plans for next steps. This was a charity event & was requested by the PR not to be political ¬ distract from the orphans I was there to help— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) September 29, 2019
The way you articulated the human rights violation in Kashmir and passionately promoted pakistan and the way it was reported in the international media, makes me a proud Pakistani. As Colleagues we are behind you. You don’t have to give clarifications for any leaked video https://t.co/gljW5ZDqJn— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) September 29, 2019
Hayat has been vocal in her support of the Kashmir cause and against the oppression of Kashmiri people. She has also spoken on international forums about Islamophobia. Some of the criticism she received after the 'leaked video' is that she remained silent because she wanted to protect her career by not discussing Kashmir. But Hayat is a Pakistani actor, works primarily in Pakistan and there is little to no benefit for her if she stays silent about Kashmir. According to her tweet, the charity's public relations team asked her to focus on the charity instead of other issues. One poster seems to assume that Hayat has Bollywood aspirations but that doesn't seem to be true either. She has spoken out about Bollywood's demonisation of Pakistanis and urged filmmakers for fair representation of her countrymen. Follow SAMAA English on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
It’s a dream of every Pakistani Artist to work in Bollywood but recently Mehwish Hayat proved by criticising Indian Policies that she loves her Country more than her Career... We all know she has always been vocal about Kashmir and Indian policies ? https://t.co/QsXlVsxerp— Iqrar ul Hassan Syed (@iqrarulhassan) September 29, 2019