Recently, Mahira Khan, while playing her role in a biopic (telefilm) Aik Hai Nigar, paid homage to the strength, determination, and resilience of Lieutenant General Nigar Johar Khan, a brave woman officer of the Pakistan Army. As the first brave female three-star general in the Pakistani army, Johar is a great example to be reckoned with, and her inspiring story is a must-see.
As television viewers, we are accustomed to seeing a certain type of women’s stories on television, and it is unusual to find strong and brave female characters surrounded by supportive people in our dramas. Despite Mahira Khan’s stellar performance, the audience criticized Mahira on social media for her controversial dialogue about doctors in a telefilm.
“We are not ordinary doctors. We are doctors in uniform. Our people have high hopes for us.” Mahira Khan says on one occasion in a telefilm. Immediately after the video clip went viral on social media, Mahira faced a strong reaction and anger from the audience. The doctors also bashed the actress for calling them a normal doctor. And maybe the doctors thought it was too bad.
On the other hand, Mahira Khan has confirmed in her interview that playing the role of Nigar in this telefilm was a big challenge for her. And in order to play her role, she saw Nigar’s real-life thoroughly and showed herself in her acting in exactly the same way. And after the film aired on ARY Digital last week, Mahira Khan was well received and praised by people on social media. So let’s read some comments and criticisms of people on this dialogue of Mahira Khan.
ایک خاتون کی کامیابیوں کو پوری میڈیکل کمیونٹی کی توہین کیے بغیر سراہا جا سکتا تھا، خاص طور پر COVID کے دوران ان کے فرنٹ لائن کردار کو دیکھتے ہوئے جب یونیفارم والے ڈاکٹر عام شہریوں پر اپنے دروازے بند کر رہے تھے۔— Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir (@ImaanZHazir) October 27, 2021
اتنا تکبر کس بات پر کے آپ کے پاس یونیفارم ہے اور سویلین کے پاس نہیں pic.twitter.com/mmMhzxvRlE
Alhamdulilah, I am a Proud #ordinarydoctor— Lubna Hassan🇵🇰 (@MeenaKhattak93) October 27, 2021
Poor selection of words, poor script writing.. There's only 1 Gen Nigar, but we civilian drs have hundreds of thousands such incredible stories around us. Respect shld b given to every dr whether in unifrm or white coat #proudofwhitecoat pic.twitter.com/8gSNAp825f
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