Nimra Ali copied Sajal Aly and landed in trouble
Due to her chirpiness and her unmatched energy, Nimra Ali took the internet by storm. Her random interview in the park bagged her so many compliments and love from around Pakistan that she was soon invited for an interview on national television. Amidst all the chaos and gloom, people saw Nimra as a ray of sunshine, effortlessly brightening everyone’s mood. People soon became fans of her lively and genuine nature and were all praises for her.
Instant happiness, if you must.
This video will make your jaw hurt, too much excitement and happiness in just 2 minutes. pic.twitter.com/9gatcHcGAf
— Rumpoptarts (@theodahad_) September 16, 2020
After a recent interview, however, human rights activist, Kapil Dev, pointed out that as much as the interview was fun, her ignorance for the Hindu community residing in Pakistan is highlighted through such a display of words. He called the remark, “Hindu ki Maiya Mar Gyi,” jingoistic and condemned the anchors supporting such an act.
As a Pakistani Hindu, this act by Nimra Ali hurt his sentiments with her video copying Sajal Aly
It was fun watching Nimra, but she, like many other ignorants, does know that 5 million #Hindus live in #Pakistan. She is a kid, but not the anchors.They should've corrected her when she said "Hindu ki Maiya Mar Gayi" rather than clapping on her jingoistic remark. #PakistanForAll pic.twitter.com/PTIup9yVMI
— Kapil Dev (@KDSindhi) September 25, 2020
People were quick to come for the rescue of Nimra Ali and pointed out how she was just copying the dialogue of a Sajal Aly character
sir with due respect she was just copying a character from drama🤷
— iqra Rubab (@iqraRubab7) September 25, 2020
I think she's copying a character from a drama set around partition in 1947. I hope these aren't the values she stands for.
— Nadia (@novocainerush) September 25, 2020
While others blamed the speed and the energy, not the intentions.
You are right. We respect everyone every religion and people around me knows how vocal I’m for this thing. That was unplanned & she was tooo fast to understand what she was saying & we were just laughing on her style & energy 🙏🏻 @KDSindhi
— Umair Bashir عمیر بشیر (@umairbashirGNN) September 25, 2020
Some pointed out she wasn’t targeting Hindus, but the ideology.
By Hindus she meant Indian hindus who support rss ideolog 😉
— Sheikh_honi (@zibagopdf) September 26, 2020
However, others felt the act to be insensitive and felt sorry for minorities.
I apologise on her behalf 🙏
She is just unaware of what she's saying, unfortunately.
— Fajar (@FajarNadimNawaz) September 25, 2020
Her words are reflective of the prevalent hatred and against minorities in our society. It was really shamefull to watch this. Apologies. 🙏
— Jamal Ayub Buledi (@mirjamalayub) September 25, 2020
Sir, actually and unfortunately most of our anchors have become so accustomed to planted programs and scripted content that they can't handle such out of syllabus situations. Ignorance is their crowning achievement.
Anyhow so sorry on their behalf. @KDSindhi
— Unbeatable Bizenjo 💓💓 (@LoveBizenjo143) September 25, 2020
I apologize to all of you Hindu community for their nonsense,
Such nonsense people are programming and don't even see what the person in front is saying. Someone's religion is being insulted. Ignorance is less than it should be condemned.
— محمد یاسر اسلم (@yasrleo) September 26, 2020
A Twitter account that seems to belong to Nimra Ali made it clear that her intention was never to hurt anyone, but just to copy a character by her favorite actress, Sajal Aly. She offered apologies to everyone she might have hurt in the process.
I am so sorry @KDSindhi Sir, I was just copying a character done by @Iamsajalali (One of my favt. actresses) , didn't want to hurt you or anyone from #Hindu community😢 #PakistanForAll https://t.co/tJsKUp4Lks
— Nimra Ali (@iNimraAli) September 25, 2020
The apology seemed to have been accepted, and Nimra Ali was advised to choose her words carefully
Thank you, Nimra for realising your mistake. I was so happy to see you on the screen but you need to be bit careful too what you say. God bless you.
— Kapil Dev (@KDSindhi) September 25, 2020
As much as Nimra Ali’s energy radiates positivity and liveliness in the viewers, it is extremely important to scrutinize your thoughts and ideas. Although Nimra was only copying Sajal Aly’s character, it has led to our minorities feeling vulnerable and unsafe in the country. There is no doubt that Nimra Ali has a candid, genuine, and a bubbly personality. However, all perspectives should be taken into account when one is on national television.
We are glad that the matter is resolved and that the apology has been accepted. What do you think about this whole situation? Share it with us in the comments below.
Cover image via: @SajalAli.com.pk via Facebook / @KDSindhi via Twitter