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Sunday June 23, 2024

Mahira Khan fears 'mob-like' situation after object tossed at her in Quetta event

"No one should think it's okay to throw something on stage [...] it is unacceptable," says actor

By Web Desk
May 16, 2024

Reacting to an incident where an unidentified object was thrown at her, renowned Pakistani actor Mahira Khan Thursday admitted to being scared over the prospects of being trapped in a "mob-like" situation.

"There are times I get scared, not just for myself, but for others who may be trapped in a mob like situation," Mahira said in an Instagram post.

The incident she is referring to took place when the actor was attending the Pakistan Literature Festival (PLF) in Quetta as a panellist during which someone from the audience threw an object at her.

Even though the object didn't hit Mahira, she was left startled and seemingly disappointed at the act.

"This is wrong," Mahira said as her conversation with the host was interrupted by an object thrown by an unidentified individual from the crowd.

"No one should think it's okay to throw something on stage, even if its a flower wrapped in a paper plane. It sets the wrong precedent. It is unacceptable," Mahira wrote in a post on her Instagram account.

However, despite the unfortunate incident, The Legend of Maula Jatt actor opposed the prospect of not holding events in Quetta.

"Here was a crowd of 10,000 or more who were showing their love and excitement the way they know best [...] whoever the miscreant was [he/she] was just one out of 10,000," the actor said stressing that the decision to not hold events is simply "not the solution".

"We need more events such as these in more cities of Pakistan. The more you are exposed the more you are aware and educated. Normalise it and see what happens," the Bol actress said.

Pondering what could've been different, Mahira said: "Maybe I should've gotten up and left, maybe the crowd could've been screened".

However, it seems that the star had a rather good time during her stay in Quetta and was unfazed by the unfortunate incident as she hinted at plans for returning to the city.

"I met the most amazing people [...] shared stories, laughed and made plans for my next visit [...] I love you Quetta. Thank you for the insane amount of love," Mahira wrote.

"There shall and will be a next time.. and on every end, we will be better. InshAllah," she concluded.

The incident, although unfortunate, is not rare when renowned artists and public figures attend such large gatherings as several other celebrities around the world have faced such deplorable acts by one or two members of the audience which then taints the image of the crowd as a whole.