It is no doubt a fact that superstars in any country holds a lot of influence over people’s lives and fans who follow them. From the fashion trends to weddings or any other life events they celebrate, gets copied by the people, statements they give on public forums get viral. Body image and fat shaming is a huge dilemma in Pakistan, which gets discussed more often in public.
Recently in an interview for her own local venture, Mahira Khan was asked whether she has gotten any nose job done to which she replied, “Okay, you have got to zoom in to my nose. I have not gotten a nose job. If I had gotten a nose job, I would have been like… And Babar wouldn’t have to contour so much.”
She added, “Once I remember maine Asim Raza ko kaha tha (I told director Asim Raza), ‘Asim, you know, a lot of people think I have gotten a nose job done. And I got very excited.’ So, he said, ‘Bete, whoever tells you that you have got a nose job, unse bolo aake mujhse pooche. Kyunki mujhe tumhe shoot karna padta hai (ask them to come and speak to me. Because I am the one who has to shoot you).”
She also shared her views about the hype of body image in our culture and how it leads to anxiety and depression among people. In her point of view, not only celebrities go through body image issues but it is common in our society.
“I wouldn’t lie by saying that I struggle with body image issues, but I know they exist and I can empathize with such issues. I think anyone can go through it, you don’t need to be a celebrity. Because the kind of images we are constantly putting out is unreal,” she said.
Meanwhile, Mahira also shared a few things which she struggles to get rid of. “I struggle with a lot of other things. I struggle with anxiety, stress, and sometimes, being myself. And now everything, even a caption, is taken and blown out of proportion, so it kind of makes you cagey,” she believes.
Watch her full interview here.