Actress Alizeh Shah has sparked outrage from misogynistic trolls after a video of her lighting up a cigarette behind the wheel of her car emerged on social media.
The actress, who is an adult woman, has previously come under fire for her short hair, for wearing a tank-top, for dancing, and for being a woman at the workplace.
The grainy recording shows Alizeh Shah smoking out of an open car window next to an unnamed friend. The video is seemingly taken in secret and without her consent.
The righteous and pious of Twitter have taken it upon themselves to revile the Lollywood starlet.
Others have come to the actress’s defense, pointing out that a Pakistani man would never be shamed for smoking. The outrage fueled by the video had led many to reckon once again with the ample double standards for men and women in Pakistan. Although she is a grown woman with a lucrative career, because she is a woman in Pakistan, her personal choices are seemingly always up for debate.
Alizah Shah is otherwise known for her various roles in films such as Mera Dil Mera Dushman, Ehd-e-Wafa, Hoor Pari, Jo Tu Chahey,, and Taana Baana. In 2017 she won the Hum Award for Best Television Sensation Female for her role as Palwasha in Ishq Tamasha.