“I have been lucky with the people that I’ve worked with,” Mahira khan
“There are number of factors that contributes to rape and harassment but conduct is not one of those,” said Mahira Khan.
Talking to BBC World News, the actress spills the beans on her upcoming film Verna and also throw light on workplace harassment.
Mahira shared that victim’s conduct is not something that contribute to rape or harassment.
“It doesn’t matter how I conduct myself or what I wear or how I speak or where I sit or what I do. That does not allow anybody to harass me,” said Mahira Khan
"It doesn't matter how I conduct myself… that does not allow anybody to harass me." @TheMahiraKhan intelligently talks about harassment and misconduct with women whilst promoting #Verna on @BBCWorld. @OK_Pakistan @mangobaaz @dawn_images @etribune @MissMalini @pinkvilla pic.twitter.com/fQxsZHCANg
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Mahira believes that she has been lucky with the people she has worked with and also, she wasn’t vulnerable as teenagers.
“Teenagers are vulnerable and they are not in the position to say something when they are encountered with such situations. I started acting after I became a mother and I was at an age where I don’t think I was as vulnerable as may be If I was a teenager.” Mahira explains.
Sexual misconduct and workplace harassment are largely misunderstood in Pakistan and even globally. It was brave of the actress to become the very image of women empowerment.
Mahira’s Verna is all about it, so don’t forget to watch it on November 17, 2017