Didn’t see you return awards before: Feroze demands apology from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Actor Feroze Khan, who is accused of home violence by his ex-spouse Syeda Aliza Sultan, has now served a prison notice to the Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for “defaming his name” and “acting out of bias” while she returned her Lux Style Award ultimate year due to the fact the actor become nominated in a category. According to the notice, the actor has levelled that the filmmaker “publicly humiliated” him and “declared him guilty” with out ever contacting him.
On Saturday, Khan took to Instagram to percentage a scanned replica of part of the legal notice served to Obaid-Chinoy. “My felony crew has served [a] prison note of defamation to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy sahiba. The regulation will take its very own course now. She claims to be an investigative journalist, but, her behavior speaks otherwise. It is an issue of document that Miss Chinoy has never tried to touch me or hear my side of the tale — not even for as soon as — yet she turned into too brief to publicly humiliate me in a count number wherein no longer even a crook grievance is lodged towards me,” he captioned the post.Khan took a dig at Obaid-Chinoy’s profession and known as out the “trendy” of her investigative journalism. Saying that she has “called into query” her very very own credibility, the actor demanded an apology from the filmmaker.
“However, if you are commonly higher than this and before leaping to any conclusions, you normally make an try and hear each facets of the tale [and] handiest in this one case you’ve got acted in haste or out of bias, then honestly you owe me an apology,” he added.
In the attention, on the image-sharing app, Khan’s felony group referred to as the filmmaker “reckless” in a depend which has “drastically destroyed our client’s livelihood and is likely to smash his complete life”. They stated that Khan turned into not contacted with the aid of her to hear his aspect of the tale. “Yet in a most unprofessional way, you took it upon your self to pronounce our patron’s guilt. Such was your conviction which you publicly lower back your award to Lux simply because our customer become nominated because the best actor,” it read.
The observe in addition called Obaid-Chinoy’s act “unprofessionalism of [the] highest order” given that she has by no means opted out of award indicates or given her awards returned in which different celebrities accused of comparable instances had been gift.
“Whilst you were quick to make a publicity stunt out of this baseless allegation, you have got never until date offered to go back your ‘Oscar’ however the fact that innumerable instances, numerous celebrities accused of ‘home abuse, violence and different heinous crook offences’ had been nominated again and again. Perhaps you either conveniently failed to research this component too or were too afraid to behave so recklessly outside Pakistan, because you realize it well that there you can’t play with each person’s recognition in this type of childish way,” they concluded.
Earlier this yr, Khan served defamation notices to numerous artists for [levelling] false and baseless allegations in opposition to the actor. Taking to Twitter, the Khaani actor shared, “Defamation prison word has been served via my felony group to those for [sharing] fake and baseless allegations.”
Last year, several celebrities lent guide to Khan’s former spouse, Syeda Aliza Sultan after she accused the actor of bodily and psychological abuse throughout their 4 years of marriage. Many celebrities got here out in her aid, asking for Khan’s responsibility.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Khan’s lawyer, Faique Ali Jagirani, shared that the legal notices have been served to the actor’s ex-wife, Syeda Aliza Sultan, administrators Musaddiq Malek and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, actors Osman Khalid Butt, Mira Sethi, Minal Khan, Aiman Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Yasir Hussain and Farhan Saeed alongside singer Asim Azhar.