Singer Aima Baig says she has sent a legal notice to news publication FHM Pakistan for ‘vile’ insinuations about her brother and twisting her words from a four-year-old interview, implying that she had a crush on her brother.
The Baazi singer shared a copy of a legal notice on Instagram in which she has asked for damages of Rs100 million and an ‘unconditional and written apology’ within 48 hours.
“This is high time when we should stand against yellow journalism and fake reporting (which is only done for the sake of comments and likes). I have had it enough so here I am standing up for myself and many others [who] become their next prey,” she wrote.
It was followed by screenshots of the legal document purportedly sent to FHM Pakistan, which said that they “posted a false, untrue, malicious and highly defamatory news/post/story on [their] Instagram page”.
“The Instagram account through which you shared is followed by more than three million followers, and the people who view and read your posts tend to believe your statements due to your huge following and international presence, and you are well aware of that fact. It is evident that the scandalous and false and defamatory statement you have attributed to my client is explicitly intended to harm her reputation and to malign her before the public, for the monetary gain you are getting from clicks, views, comments and shares of your scandalous news/post/story,” the notice read.
“To deter you in future from committing such illegal acts and making such false and scandalous news having a bearing on the lives of people, the damages for my client are quantified as Rs. 100,000,000,” the statement said, adding, “you are hereby called upon to tender an unconditional and written apology within 48 hours of the receipt of this notice.”
The legal notice warned FHM Pakistan that if they do not comply and take down the defamatory news from all of their social media platforms, and publish an unconditional apology, they will face a “criminal complaint with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the litigation which may be commenced in both civil and criminal lines”.
On Thursday, FHM Pakistan had posted an edited part from her interview with Samina Peerzada, implying the singer had a crush on her older brother. Baig took to Instagram on the same day, to name and shame the site and asked them to take their post down.
The ‘Washmally’ singer claimed that FHM Pakistan is denying that her video had been edited. “[They’re saying], ‘no, you said it was your brother, my actual brother’. [This] is now getting funny because I legit liked this page and thought there are some sensible people sitting behind [it] but yet again, the SHOCKING FROWNS are back,” she wrote.
The caption of the FHM Pakistan post on Instagram has been edited and it now reads, “An old interview video of Aima Baig is taking rounds on social media, where she said that she had a huge crush on her brother’s friend like brother who is 7 years older than her.”
When contacted, FHM Pakistan said it is preparing a response to Baig’s notice through its lawyer.
You know fans have touched fanaticism when the line differentiating between a character and the actor becomes blurry. Actor Sabeena Farooq, who plays Haya in the über popular show Tere Bin, took to Instagram to address the hate she has received, including threats. She asked YouTubers sharing fake content to stop, threatening to publicly name and shame them otherwise.
On Saturday, she shared a note on her Instagram story saying it was all fine and dandy when it was limited to jokes but now it’s getting too much. “I’ve been all generous and nice about my character in Tere Bin, joining you all in roast[ing] and memes but there is a limit to everything. Now that you are putting FAKE, ABSURD CONTENT on YouTube and giving me threats, it really is DISTURBING for me and my family. IT IS JUST A CHARACTER,” she asserted.
Addressing the “idiots” who don’t understand the difference between a character and an actor, she said, “I request you to stop taking out your frustrations on me and I curse the people earning off of making fake YouTube videos. If I’m that bad, stop following me and skip Haya’s scenes but one more threat and I will publicly post them with your name and YouTube channels.”
Farooq’s character Haya is the cousin of Wahaj Ali’s Murtasim who is hopelessly in love with him. Murtasim gets married to Meerab, played by Yumna Zaidi, who takes time to warm up to him and return his affections. Seeing their inevitable love story take root, Haya seethes in jealousy and still tries to keep them apart. She goes to crazy lengths to do that — even, drum roll, black magic.
The drama started airing on December 28 and quickly became a fan favourite. Written by Nooran Makhdoom and directed by Siraj ul Haq, it stars Zaidi and Ali in the lead roles. The cast also includes Bushra Ansari, Sohail Sameer, Hira Soomro, Fazila Qazi and more. Tere Bin is a story about two people who are from different backgrounds and a twist that brings them together. Meerab, who is used to living her life on her own terms, refuses to accept Murtasim’s family traditions and unnecessary social barriers. The friction-filled drama is about how they are going to overcome their differences.
Singer Aima Baig named and shamed news publication FHM Pakistan for editing a statement from a four-year old interview and twisting it to imply she had a crush on her brother. She issued several clarifications and explained what she said, demanding a public apology for such “heinous and vile accusations”.
On Thursday, she addressed the matter on Instagram and wrote, “Usually I don’t come forward to clarify my statement[s] but this post caught my attention when my publicist sent [it]. I am utterly disgusted by this yellow journalism by FHM Pakistan. What creepy, shameless ideology they’re sharing. I don’t know if they are spreading some shameless agenda but at least don’t make me a part of this. I literally want to throw up…. Like, seriously.. anything for views. I mean, seriously, WORK HARD OR LEAVE ME ALONE. Shame on you guys. Like, BIG TIME.”
In the interview with Samina Peerzada, the ‘Rent Free’ singer said, “Falling in love is frequent at this age, everyday you have a new crush.” When asked about her first crush, she responded, “I remember, my first crush was when I was 10 years old, it was on a friend of my brother’s. My brother is seven years older than me, and he [the crush] was also my brother but I had a crush on him because he had these crystal, blue eyes and I thought at the time, ’Yaar, what is this, I mean, is that even real?’ So that was my first crush. Other than that, you keep crushing on celebs. I don’t know why I never had that many Pakistani crushes, I always had a crush on Hollywood actors.”
The video was re-circulated on social media but cut out the part where she mentioned it was her brother’s friend, making it sound like she had a crush on her brother.
Baig left a comment under the news outlet’s post and pointed out that this was a manipulated version of her interview. “What in the actual f*ck is that???? I never said anything stupid like that, WTH! Have some shame. Like, seriously, is this really something we should be talking about? [You] clearly [do] not know how sensitive this topic [is].”
The ‘Baazi’ singer posted again to reveal that FHM Pakistan is firmly denying the fact that her video had been edited. “[They’re saying], ‘no, you said it was your brother, my actual brother’. [This] is now getting funny because I legit liked this page and thought there are some sensible people sitting behind [it] but yet again, the SHOCKING FROWNS are back,” she wrote.
Posting a link to the full video, she told people to click on it “to see the actual truth”. “Although, even talking about it is disgusting but they need to know how a false ideology can ruin an entire nation,” she added.
Baig shared the unedited part on her story as well.
She demanded a public apology for “such a heinous and vile accusation [levelled against] her” and for the news outlet to “erase all these unwanted, peevish posts about this unprofitable and absurd news [sic]”.
The publication has not publicly responded to Baig’s demands.
very first original series, ‘Family Bizniss,’ produced in association with Fahad Mustafa’s Big Bang Entertainment, boasts an all-star cast featuring Asim Azhar, Mah-e-nur Haider, Saife Hasan, Salma Hasan, Bushra Habib, and Hussain Mohsin.
The official trailer of Family Bizniss was rolled out in a launch event graced by the leadership of both Tamasha and Big Bang Entertainment on March 9, 2023
Aamer Ejaz from Tamasha’s leadership highlighted that the script of this web series is a combination of humor, drama and entertainment that masses can enjoy along with a responsible message of digital inclusion and entrepreneurship.
Fahad Mustafa, the producer of the series, expressed his excitement for this one-of-a-kind production, which breaks away from traditional themes of foul language and damsels in distress. Family Bizniss explores a fun and interesting theme that is relatable and original.
“This web series is nothing like the content we’ve seen before. Unlike the usual content where foul language and themes surrounding damsels in distress are commonly used as a recipe for success, Family Bizniss explores a fun and interesting theme wholeheartedly. You’ll get to enjoy something lighthearted, original, and relatable. The director for the web series was deliberately chosen because Bilal Atif Khan has showcased his expertise numerous times with content that reflects the problems and interests of the youth. I’ve had the privilege to work with the very talented Bilal Atif Khan on many films. He has always put his heart and soul into every film that he has assisted our production with, and that too in a very creative and mature manner, reflecting his true talent,” said Mustafa.
Asim Azhar, the lead actor, also expressed his pleasure in working on an OTT platform, as it allows for greater creative freedom and experimentation compared to TV. The cast and crew, including director Bilal Atif Khan, were praised for their talents and hard work in bringing this project to life.
“Working with top-notch actors like Saife bhai, Salma ji, and even the young actors were a phenomenal experience, but also tough in terms of performing up to the standards of these immensely talented people. However, everyone made me so comfortable, and the script was written so meticulously that it helped stir the roller coaster of emotions as a good script should. Some scenes even made me question my acting skills as to whether I’ll be able to do justice to them. In my opinion, when a story is presented skillfully, even the simplest one can make a huge impact,” Azhar said.
The trailer for Family Bizniss has already generated buzz and set the tone for success. With its stellar cast, creative storytelling, and important themes, it is sure to be a hit among audiences. The rise of OTT platforms like Tamasha is providing immense opportunities for the creative players in the industry to produce out-of-the-box content that can be consumed and enjoyed by a wide audience on their preferred devices anywhere, anytime.
Family Bizniss is all set to release on Tamasha this Ramadan and create a big bang within the entertainment sphere of Pakistan. Tamasha app is available for both Android and iOS smartphones as well as can be enjoyed through a website.
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For those who are interested in viewing pictures of Srha Asghar, a rising Pakistani actress, alongside her spouse and first child, feel free to check them out below.
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With a talented cast including Behroze Sabzwari, Deepak Perwani, Tazeen Hussain, Tahira Imam, Manzoor Qureshi, Maha Hassan, Khaqan Shahnawaz, Uzma Baig, Saad Faridi, Laiba Khurram and others, “Yunhi” promises to be a captivating and entertaining watch. Produced by Momina Duraid Productions, the serial is set to air every Sunday at 8 pm.
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