'Not funny' – Celebs come to Sami Khan's defense against insulting comments on talk show

Maheen Khawaja 04:09 PM | 4 Mar, 2023
'Not funny' – Celebs come to Sami Khan's defense against insulting comments on talk show
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During a talk show hosted by Fahad Mustafa, actor Sami Khan was subjected to a barrage of allegedly "funny" questions that questioned the success of his career.

Comedian Sheikh Qasim insinuated that Khan's films were unsuccessful, stating "You are so good-looking, there’s nothing wrong with you, but somehow your films don’t work out. Why?". Khan argued back, "No, sir, films are always a hit and miss. Salakhen and Wrong No. 2 were a hit. It’s a trial-and-error thing."

Qasim then countered, saying "But Wrong No. 2 wasn’t a bigger hit than Wrong No. 1." Khan defended himself by clarifying that the film was, indeed, a hit. Mustafa also supported Khan, telling Qasim, "It was a hit! Now, do you have a decent question?" Qasim persisted, asking, "Okay let’s see, Khalilur Rehman Qamar made a hit and in his next film, titled Kaaf Kanga, he cast you. That flopped. What would you say about that?"

Despite the uncomfortable and demoralizing situation, Khan handled the situation gracefully, dodging and laughing off the insinuations made against him.

A clip of the show soon went viral on social media, leading to several actors coming forward to defend Khan against the insensitive questioning. The incident sparked an important conversation about the need for respect and professionalism in the entertainment industry.

“This was so uncomfortable to watch. Sami Khan is a fabulous actor and one of the most respectful, committed professionals. Bravo to him for handling this with so much grace!” she added. “Degrading your guests or anyone else is not funny. If he wasn’t successful, he wouldn’t be a guest on [your] show,” pointed out Omar.

Former actor Aisha Uqbah Malik also noted that the questions were “not funny at all.” She added, “Sami Khan is an amazing actor, a thorough gentleman, an absolute joy to work with and a wonderful human being. These shows need to learn where to draw the line.”

Armeena Khan also expressed her dismay at the recent incident and stated that the questions were disrespectful and not amusing. She highlighted that Sami Khan is a skilled actor and a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, adding that he's one of her favourite co-stars. Despite the insults thrown at him, she noted that he remained composed and professional.

Other celebrities like Muneedb Butt and Sadia Khan condemned the act of Sheikh Qasim and expressed their support for Sami Khan. They acknowledged that Sami is a remarkable artist and a brilliant actor, and nobody has the right to disrespect him in such a manner and urged Sheikh Qasim to apologize for his behaviour.

Many others also voiced their criticism against the interview.

Maheen Khawaja
Maheen Khawaja

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 27, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 27, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.2
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.41
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 27, 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,550 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs201,950.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra lPKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450


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