Last Saturday night I happened to watch Ali Zafar’s London Paris New York along with my wife. We were just too excited to see Ali Zafar in a chocolate hero role after being a clown in “Tere Bin Laden” which was applauded highly. There could be mixed critics on this new film but for me it was quite surprising. After watching half of the movie I was thinking how our society will react to it? While keeping in mind what happened to Veena Malik for her performance across the Boundaries. Though I don’t want to pretend as an advocate for Veena but I was expecting Ali Zafar would receive same kind of characterization by our Great Anchors and highly respected Islamic Scholars. But unfortunately this hasn’t happened yet.
It has been more than three weeks since the movie release yet not a single talk show criticizing Ali Zafar’s work in the Movie which is not by any mean is for Family. This made me think why media is silent on this? Will any brave anchor stand up and call upon Ali Zafar? Will any Islamic Scholar question Ali Zafar How was he representing Pakistan and Pakistani Culture in the movie? I remember when the media criticized Veena Malik for a right reason, she clearly said “You only raise fingers at me, because I am a soft target” In my opinion she should have just said whatever is happening with her is because she is a women.
Perhaps it was just my ignorance that I thought our society is no more biased, that age of discriminating women is over. But Sadly I was wrong. We are still the same and for how long will we remain like this? Will our society ever show gender equality?
~God knows. At least so called free media can answer these questions.