• Tamgha-e-Imtiaz: Shehzad Roy come out in support of actress Mehwish Hayat

    Singer Shehzad Roy and Actress Mehwish Hayat File Photo Singer Shehzad Roy and Actress Mehwish Hayat

    Singer and social activist Shehzad Roy has come out in support of actress Mehwish Hayat, whose Tamgha-e-Imtiaz award stirred a controversy online.

    "People waste no opportunity to tear down the arts and women in Pakistan. So of course, if a woman wins an award in the arts, all hell would break loose," Roy tweeted.

    “U @MehwishHayat won the debate that followed & created an enabling environment for women from arts to come forward, & when they do, trolls will think twice,” the singer hit back at her haters.

    Mehwish Hayat, who has starred in several Pakistani blockbusters including ‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’, was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day, but her haters called out the actor as non-deserving of the civilian honour both leading up to and after the ceremony.

    Hailing Roy’s tweet, Hayat called it a “watershed moment” for the industry.

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