The much-awaited Lux Style Awards finally took place last night and were nothing short of what was expected of them. We got to see our most favourite celebrities acing the stage while the great number of voters who participated and gave their input shows that this really was a great year for Pakistani media industry.
We saw our favourite stars gracing the stage, looking their absolute best and receiving their well-deserved awards. Though the entire event is absolutely worth talking about, one incident that took place yesterday has created a social media frenzy. The heartthrob Mahira Khan received her award and was fortunate enough to get it from the hands of the legend Javed Sheikh himself, but Javed Sahab messed up a little as he tried to kiss Mahira on the cheek as a congratulatory gesture.
Although this is quite a common sight in award shows, but what really has the social media gagging is Mahira’s response to this gesture.
She completely rejected and ignored Mr Javaid Sheikh and turned her face away. Wow, Mahira! That was brutal.
If you don’t believe us here is the video clip of the moment:
— Halaat Updates (@halaatupdate) February 21, 2018
Now, this was sure to get a reaction, wasn’t it? The video clip went viral in no time and people had a lot to say about it. A LOT.
Here are some of the comments from the online community:
Awkward 🙄 shameful act by senior citizen Javed sheikh https://t.co/jgcLgNkxca
— humna (@humna278) February 21, 2018
Strange. Very strange. He is probably old enough to be her Dad. Wasn’t she very comfortable with ciggy in mouth with a young actor from Ind
— Talat Rahim (@TalatRahim) February 21, 2018
but not her dad right ? this is what we need to understand And also make our kids to follow . Don't allow anyone to touch you thats make you uncomfortable. lots of zaniab may be safe !
— falak noor (@fallinoor) February 21, 2018
— vickyy (@itswaqasahmad) February 21, 2018
— Pathhar Maria (@mariazubair) February 21, 2018
great kiss dodge mahira! ah the things women have to do to avoid men and their "uncontrollable" lips, tongues, hands, feet, dicks etc
— Mein ne konsa claimz kiya hai (@AtiyaAbbas) February 21, 2018
What's the difference between Javed Shiekh and a prick that sticks his tongue/hands against you in the public spaces, without any consent? The socioeconomic status. pic.twitter.com/qfdfntllx4
— Snober Abbasi (@snobers) February 21, 2018
Javed Sheikh remains unresponsive in the entire situation while Mahira did come up with a public statement and cleared the air.
Here is what Mahira had to say:
I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around. It’s good to be aware and have an opinion but for Gods sake don’t use anything and everything to make news. Javed Sheikh of all people! He is a legend and a mentor to all of us in this industry. Would vouch for him always.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 21, 2018
Mahira still didn’t clarify if her gesture was intentional or she mistakenly did it but her comments really helped neutralise the situation to an extent.
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