KARACHI: A ‘leaked’ video of actress Mehwish Hayat at an event has been making the rounds on social media. The video shows the actress turning down presumably a question about the ongoing Kashmir lockdown, by saying, “I’ve been told no questions about Kashmir”.
After some people called her out over her comment, Mehwish addressed the issue via Twitter on Monday, saying, she was taken out of context. “The leaked video is being taken out of context, I’ve been the most vocal on Kashmir issue globally and will continue to do so. This was a charity event and was requested by the PR not to be political and not distract from the orphans I was there to help.”
Mehwish Hayat, who was recently awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by the government for her contributions to the film industry, has been vocal about Indian Kashmir and the rights of Kashmiris on international platforms, and received a lot of acknowledgment and praise for it.