Veena Malik In A Twitter Tirade Against Maryam Nawaz
Actress Veena Malik is up against Maryam Nawaz as the former called Nawaz “Grand Mother” in one of her tweets. Veena’s comment came in after she negated the “Nihati Larki” (Brave Girl) perception of the daughter of the former prime minister.
"نانی کو عزت دو"
بیانیہ ن لیگ
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 9, 2019
The title “Nihati Larki” was originally used by Habib Jalib for former prime minister Benazir Bhutto back in the day when she suffered trial and went to courts along with her children. Ironically the same is now used by PML to refer to their future leader, Maryam Nawaz.
As soon as Malik took a jibe at Nawaz, it soon turned out to be a twitter tirade between PMLN sympathizers, prominent politicians, journalists, celebrities and etc. Where some of them sided with Malik while others questioned how come Veena is so active in Pakistani politics and state of affairs as she was never before.
What turned into a heated debate between Malik and Maryam Nawaz`s aides was rather below the belt criticism from both sides. The trolls included insinuation, character assassination derogatory memes and etc.
Veena`s tweets further included targeting Nawaz on a personal front.
ابھی تو نانی اماں بلانے پر دورے پڑ رھے ھیں!!!
سوچو جب لوگوں نے بغیر میک اپ کے دیکھا!!!
"سب کرنانی کرنانی کہیں گے"
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 8, 2019
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 9, 2019
The tirade continued with famous anchor person, Junaid Saleem stepping in to host a poll between the two, Veena Malik and Maryam Nawaz. Saleem`s pole exploring the already charged temperature referred to an electoral battle between the two.
وینا ملک اور مریم نواز الیکشن میں مدمقابل ہوں تو آپ کس کو ووٹ دینگے؟
— Junaid Saleem (@junaidsalim_) June 7, 2019
Saleem`s poll turned out in Malik`s favor where she was able to defeat Nawaz by substantial numbers, although this was a twitter poll the social media frenzy took it to a whole new level.
In another tweet, Geo News anchor Wajih Sani was seen as making a rather misogynistic comment which turned out to be against him.
بات اگر وینا ملک تک آگئی ہے تو صلح کرلیتے ہیں۔۔ pic.twitter.com/KpXFo8RiRf
— Wajih Sani (@wajih_sani) June 6, 2019
Sani’s tweet was rebuffed by Malik on a rather personal level, which was inappropriate as well however twitter reaction to Sani`s comments sided with Malik.
In the post “Grand Mother” comment, Veena spoke on various other issues including corruption and the arrest of former President Asif Ali Zardari. Veena appears to be anti-opposition however there has been no official response from Nawaz camp.
Another angle to the tirade was commented upon by various social media activist. Ahmer Naqvi, a freelance writer expressed utter dissatisfaction with how Malik`s career had become a center of attention. He was of the view that Veena`s opinion cannot be questioned by derogatory practices.
(Side note) disgusting to see people try to delegitimize Veena's opinions by posting her nude magazine covers or any other slut shaming moves as responses. So typical to try & shut a woman up by vilifying her and her morality. Don't care what Veena is doing, this is unacceptable.
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) June 10, 2019
Although the social media war is very much ongoing, Veena took to Twitter to thank her followers for all the support.
I'm Extremely emotional n Thankful to all those who showed immense support for the last few days?
Hence proved Paid social media trolls cant beat Dedicated truthful social media?
I dnt do paid tweets and i dnt have any paid social media team
Entire pakistan is my team❤️✌️
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) June 7, 2019
Whatever the circumstances towards the tirade are, it is apparent enough that unwarranted criticism was practiced from both ends, which needs to be avoided in the times to come.
For what its worth Veena is not the only one from the Pakistani entertainment industry active in politics and current affairs. Shaan Shahid, an actor, model, filmmaker, someone who has been associated with the industry for a while now recently came into limelight with some of his tweets.
Humble request to the media pls don’t show us the past … but help us create a present and a future by interviewing the newly appointed ministers .. share what plans the have to fight the crisis ..
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) May 9, 2019
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) June 7, 2019