It came to us as a big shocker when Meesha Shafi went on to accuse Ali Zafar of sexual harassment during a concert in 2017. And now, a video of the jam session in which the incident happened has been leaked online. In the video, Meesha and Ali are seen jamming with a bunch of people at Ali’s residence on December 21 last year, and according to a source “This was in the presence of her manager, Ali’s manager, the event planner and 9 band members.” Two days later, on December 23, Meesha and Ali performed together at a concert in Islamabad.
After Pakistani actress-model-singer accused actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment — a claim he has denied — more women have come forward with similar allegations. The women, while lending support to Shafi, tweeted saying she was not alone and they had faced similar experiences.
Meanwhile, Zafar told a media portal:
“I categorically deny any and all claims of harassment lodged against me by Ms Shafi. I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any allegations here, contesting personal vendettas on social media and in turn disrespecting the movement, my family, the industry and my fans. Ultimately I am a strong believer that the truth, always prevails.”
However, two women – Aqsa Ali and Kanza Munir – who claim they were present at the jam session have said that Meesha is lying. Aqsa wrote on Instagram:
“I am astonished that she would take a lie to this level which so many of us can prove wrong”
Kanza accused her of misusing the #MeToo movement:
“It would be great if this important movement isn’t taken for granted or misused for personal reasons stealing limelight from real causes” she took to Instagram to write.
Check out the video here featured on Samaa TV: