Mansha Pasha, Ushna Shah, Sarwat Gilani, Usman Mukhtar, Osman Khalid Butt, Mariyam Nafees and different stars took to social media to help her in her case in opposition to ex-husband Feroze Khan.
The leisure trade is rallying behind Aliza Sultan after bruised pictures of her emerged on-line together with a medical report detailing her accidents. The paperwork had been submitted by her attorneys to a Karachi household court docket in a custody case filed by her ex-husband and actor Feroze Khan.
In an Instagram submit in September, Sultan accused Khan of abuse and infidelity whereas asserting their divorce. Particulars not too long ago emerged of a court docket listening to by which her authorized crew submitted paperwork after Khan requested the court docket to restrain Sultan from sharing particulars of the case on social media. The paperwork had been shared as proof that she was not mendacity on social media, her lawyer advised Photographs.
These paperwork have resulted in an outpouring of help from members of the leisure trade, together with from a few of her ex-husband’s co-stars.
Actor Mariyam Nafees was among the many first celebrities to share the information. She shared a Geo article on home abuse on her Instagram tales that included Sultan’s pictures and paperwork proving that she had been abused.
“I’m sorry people attacked you when you spoke your truth. I’m sorry that people knowingly stayed quiet. So sorry you had to go through this Aliza Sultan Khan. Stay strong, we’re with you! Allah is with you.”
With a photograph of the hospital paperwork, Nafees requested why “do we raise voice only when they’re dead? Why do we blame them when they manage to escape?”
She in contrast Sultan with Sarah Inam, a Canadian nationwide who was killed in Islamabad on September 23, and highlighted the “selective sympathy” and sufferer blaming prevalent, suggesting that individuals should “learn to call people out when they’re exposed.”
Osman Khalid Butt
Chupke Chupke actor Osman Khalid Butt shared Nafees’s tweet and with a set off warning and stated he hoped and prayed that Sultan will get the justice she deserves.
In one other tweet, he shared that the MLO report that Sultan offered as proof states “blunt injuries on both arms, back, chest and face”. Butt additionally wrote, “I know we’re an incredibly desensitised society but read that again. Let it sink in.”
Butt took to Instagram tales as nicely and renewed his prayer that Sultan will get the justice that she deserves. “When a woman in this country is brave enough to break her silence and share the pain, suffering and humiliation she went through: The least you can do is show her empathy. It’s literally the bare minimum. (and judging by some of the comments underneath wherever her story has been shared, even that seems to be asking for too much),” he wrote.
Mansha Pasha additionally expressed her ideas on Instagram. “There is no excuse, no fandom, no friendship and no idolisation so important that it allows us to ignore violence and/or make excuses. Its time to put a stop to this! We won’t sit by and wait for more Noor Mukadam, more Sara Amirs just for the sake of not troubling the waters.”
She urged folks to discuss vital points.
In one other Instagram story she clarified that her submit was not directed in direction of anybody nor was it an assault. “We need to speak up as and when we can when we see someone has suffered in this way regardless of who that person is — friendship, colleague, fandom shouldn’t matter. Only then can we honestly speak about all the other ills with sincerity as well cuz we spoke up too when it was closer to home!” she wrote.
Pasha advised folks should communicate up no matter who the perpetrator is and despatched “strength and love” to Sultan. “I can’t imagine what she has suffered and the trauma and fear which ultimately led to her coming out with all this!” the Laal Kabootar star concluded.
Minal and Aiman Khan
Sisters Minal and Aiman Khan additionally took to Instagram to share the information. The Jalan actor known as it “sick” whereas Aiman identified that home violence “is not okay”, encouraging others to talk up and prayed that “Allah make it easy” for Sultan. “Sick! Disgusting and [a] disgrace,” she wrote.
Sarwat Gilani additionally shared a information submit about Nafees’ Instagram tales and known as for a “ban [on] wife beaters and cheaters from representing our industry”. She shared it with the hashtag to ban Feroze Khan.
She additionally shared a touch upon Instagram by which she as soon as in opposition to known as for a ban on the actor. “No wonder he played such kind of roles so well, came naturally to him,” she stated.
Janan actor Armeena Khan additionally shared Nafees’ tweet and stated that if folks really stand for ladies then “now is the time to speak up!” in any other case they shouldn’t trouble once they’re lifeless.
Mannequin Merub Ali additionally commented on the matter and stated “domestic violence is not okay” and prayed for Sultan and her kids.
RJ and TV present host Anoushey Ashraf apologised to Sultan and stated “there is no room for violence” in her world and that she would really feel sorry for turning a blind eye to this particular case.
Lauding Sultan, she wrote, “It’s awful that people may still ask why it took you so much time to speak up. Little do they know how brave it is for you to speak up even now. As difficult as it is for us to speak up against someone we know personally, it’d be wrong for me to look the other way this time.”
Ashraf hoped that Sultan will get justice and that court docket extends an anger administration programme for many who are “dealing with ‘intermittent explosive disorder’” and advised, people who find themselves unaware in regards to the situation, to learn up to be able to “make this world a safer place for all”.
Actor Zara Tareen posted a touch upon Instagram in reply to Gilani by which she stated she is sick and uninterested in having to be quiet as a result of there’s “no real approach to addressing abuse of any sort”. “People assume we in the industry somehow have more power when in fact we are constantly cornered by threats of defamation or worse,” she stated, calling for a ban on Feroze Khan and “all other lowlifes like him”.
Mannequin Mush Kaleem additionally hoped that Sultan will get justice and that individuals get to see some distinction right here. “I really hope she doesn’t become another statistic in the books,” she wrote.
In one other story, Kaleem highlighted how individuals are unable to understand how exhausting it’s for ladies, particularly younger moms, to “come forward and publicly share their stories of abuse against men in power, especially their partners.” She stated folks shouldn’t await the opposite facet of the story and that motion must be taken instantly.
“These celebrities with God-complexes because of their families and their influence, need to be cancelled, they need to be named and shamed. Say it with me, say his name, Feroze Khan needs to be cancelled and Aliza Sultan Khan needs to be brought to justice [sic],” she wrote, calling for justice for Sultan.
Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay actor Usman Mukhtar stated he was disgusted on the information and expressed his hope that Sultan will get justice.
Coke Studio’s singer Shae Gill demanded Khan be put behind bars and known as him a “disgusting human being”. “Praying for Aliza and her family,” she wrote.
Khan’s co-star from on-air drama Habs Ushna Shah additionally sided with Sultan and wrote, “I’m still processing this and am in a state of shock. Nothing can and will justify violence against a woman. My heart is with Aliza as well as Sultan and Fatima.”
Habs director Musaddiq Malek additionally took to Instagram and stated that the on-air present could have its 25th episode up as we speak. “A crew of 40 folks labored day and evening for 100+ days to place up a present with actually blood and sweat, can’t let some ignorant, self-centered, egoistic man to damage that for all of us. Please hold the artwork (Habs) separate from the artist i.e. (a*****e) on this case,” he wrote. Malek additionally performs Fahad, Khan’s finest good friend within the present.
Khan’s Habs costar Dania Enwer additionally posted in regards to the information and stated working with Khan was “unpleasant”, calling his “derogatory remarks on women in general” not straightforward to deal with. “My last day of shoot with him was the most painful to deal with.”
She despatched energy to Sultan and her little one. “It’s not easy to bring your trauma in front of the public,” she stated.
“Domestic violence is unacceptable. No ifs and buts. No ‘other side of the story’,” wrote singer Asim Azhar on his Instagram story.
“Takes a lot of strength to speak up. Praying for Aliza and her family.”
Aliza Sultan and Feroze Khan’s divorce
Each Sultan and Khan confirmed their divorce on September 21. Sultan posted an in depth be aware on Instagram by which she stated the considered her kids lastly made her name it quits. “The welfare and well-being of my children have played a significant role in this decision. I do not want them to grow up in a toxic, unhealthy and violent household. I’m afraid that their mental development and approach to life would be negatively impacted by exposure to such [a] hostile environment,” Sultan wrote.
“No kid should ever have to grow up feeling violence to be a normal part of relationships. I would rather teach them that no wounds are too deep to be healed, no scars too shameful to be concealed at the cost of one’s safety,” she added.
In an announcement posted just a few hours later, Khan stated “As a law-abiding citizen of Pakistan I have full confidence in the justice of the Court. Our divorce was finalised on September 2, 2022, after which I filed a family law case asking custody of and visitation rights pertaining to my children Sultan and Fatima in the eighth family judge district, East Karachi on September 19 2022.”
At the moment he addressed Sultan neutrally and refused to debate extra. “As concerns my ex-wife, I shall extend her my respect and support as she is the mother of my children. I am afraid I am not in a position to further discuss this matter as the case is pending before the Court.”