Osman Khalid Butt has come to the defense of Mehwish Hayat, whose new item number ‘Gangster Guriya’ stirred controversy after many called her out for misrepresenting Pakistani culture.
Osman Khalid Butt, for his new film ‘Baaji,’ is essaying both an actor and choreographer – the ensemble cast with him, Meera, Amna Ilyas, and Mohsin Haider Abbas is already gaining momentum after its scandalous item song, ‘Gangster Guriya’ dropped yesterday.
The item song with Mehwish Hayat triggered many Pakistanis, who criticized the song for alleged immoral scenes.
Many called to revoke Mehwish’s Tamgha-E-Imtiaz as comments flooded on social media, hounding the item song for overt sexualization.
The trolling escalated, with a blogger calling Mehwish a “gashti” in a thread about the item song.
Just saw the item song "Gangster Guriya" ft @MehwishHayat. Like it was so heartbreaking that in an Islamic state this is what we have come to? Our writers our producers are so shit that now they have direction item no. With 2/3pharses and nudity? Shame on this industry tbvh.💔💔
— Just Harris (@ItsHarriss) June 20, 2019
Osman retweeted the comment and defended Mehwish for being disparaged by the “social media influencer.”
He questioned why Islam was brought into “the mix” and told the user to first clean his tongue then advocate religion.
This is the language used by a 'social media influencer' for a contemporary actress while criticizing her performance in a dance number.
He has the nerve to bring religion into the mix. Pehlay apni zabaan saaf karen phir deen ka dars dijiye. https://t.co/vUNkVeW68z
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) June 20, 2019
The actor screenshotted other demeaning remarks by the same user who also criticized the validity of the Tamgha-E-Imtiaz.
Nice try on deleting the tweet. I've got receipts. pic.twitter.com/OFA6acopdg
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) June 20, 2019
Osman’s tweet received a mixed reaction, with many saying that comments like these were expected over an item song:
Asy tweet to ay gy he.. Bardash kry ab.. Item songs humare culture ka hisa ni hai… Ye na b hoon gy to movie hit ho jay ge apke 😊
— Attitudal (@Kinzz2934) June 20, 2019
However most agreed that this was an unacceptable comment regardless of opinion around the item song.
Flaw of our people is that they have got education just to get jobs they severely lack sense of negotiation and argumentation. Ppl should be counselled how to address difference of opinion. You don’t like things say it in proper way
— Shafaq Fatimah (@FatimahShafaq) June 20, 2019
Sad that ppl cant express their opinion without using foul language. Only shows their level of intellect
— Mariya Kashif (@Mariya_Abdul) June 21, 2019
He shouldn't have used that language in the first place! But the thing is that an educated guy like you shouldn't be supporting these item numbers. Can you tell me that what kind of "ART" is this? And how does it shows women empowerment? 1/2
— Crazybeing_ (@Khadija61097513) June 20, 2019
hope someone banned his account and teach him some lessons this shit doesnt even deserve to marry a female because he isnt even a man enough kamina bakwas kerta ha orut ko izet dena atii nhi bus bakwas kerne ajatey he ye log more power to mehvish shes the best
— iram chaudhry (@azn_gurl05) June 20, 2019
Actresses need to know we don't need dirt ,all we need is pure Pakistani touch movie with acting , baji is way up to mark but baqi review dekh k , hoping all good , Mehvish can't be wearing full cloths at any cost ,iska dukh to rhey ga ta hayat, but no abuse
— FilmiBlog (@BlogFilmi) June 20, 2019
The language he is using its making me puke. Is he even worth of a reply or mention. Don't think so
— ambrin (@ambriny) June 21, 2019
Osman’s own work was questioned, with few calling out his alleged hypocrisy.
Now we know why you did this tweet. pic.twitter.com/nvE2l4UFaS
— Amzpixie (@Amzpixie) June 20, 2019
I don’t really understand the concept of item numbers except the fact they objectify women’s body! No context no story all of sudden a woman appears with lot of men around in bizarre kind of outfits and moves! Make stories and content sellable not women’s bodies
— Marie daar (@marie27daar) June 21, 2019
OB and amna aliyas in a respectable pose!☻ shaking her booty will make this film famous RIP pic.twitter.com/koa2icWvVx
— Rimsha Khan (@RimshaK26201694) June 21, 2019
I was a big fan of your's sir but seeing you directed this breaks my heart
Oski language apni jaagha hai lekin hum aurtun ki empowerment ki baat krte hain is this women empowerment ? This is the worst example of dark days where women used to dance for there masters!!
— Maheen♥s ( Hani 🎂 7 july) (@mangloooo) June 20, 2019
Rasm-o-rivaaj of Osman sahb. WOW!! I must say in your case "Ek to begairti upar se seena zori" 🖐🏻 For you & your Rasm-o-rivaaj Sir! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/EaxhzS8fgG
— Abdul Rehman (@Arehman_pti) June 20, 2019
Regardless of what an actor chooses to do in his or her professional life, demeaning and demoralizing a professional with words like gashti or other incredibly offensive and vile terms is unacceptable. MangoBaaz condemns the use of such sickening terms.