DIVIDED OR OPINIONATED?
Here’s an example of how divided our entertainment industry is. Or one could argue that everyone’s entitled to their opinion — after all, we are a democracy. After Firdaus Jamal’s comments about Mahira Khan’s age whipped up a huge ruckus, a big number of showbiz personalities came out to condemn what the senior actor had remarked about his younger colleague.
Then renowned TV and film producer Momina Duraid — whose film starring Mahira K was about to release — went a step further and announced that her company, MD Productions, would not work with Firdaus J in the future. That set in motion a new ruckus. First, Fidaus J’s son Hamza criticised her decision, followed by actor Feroze
Khan vowing not to work with MD Productions again. Then movie star Shaan wrote a few lines in support of Firdaus J, saying his dedication to work and brilliance in acting should never be disrespected. Others also weighed in, saying that Momina D had gone overboard and should apologise. Which way the proverbial camel sits is still to be seen. In the meantime, you can decide whether this division is healthy or not.