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Showbiz star Mahira Khan was attacked at Pakistan Literature Festival in Quetta

Undeterred by the interruption, the “The Legend of Maula Jatt” actress resumed her discussion and even extended her support for a film showcasing the rich culture of Balochistan and Quetta.

QUETTA/ISLAMABAD: Renowned Pakistani actress Mahira Khan was a special guest at the Pakistan Literature Festival in Quetta, where she participated in a thought-provoking conversation about her career, stardom, and professionalism.

The event, however, took an unexpected ugly turn when an unknown object was thrown at her from the audience.

In a moment of shock and concern, the object grazed Mahira Khan, causing her to pause her conversation abruptly. Displaying admirable composure, she addressed the incident, expressing disappointment at the lack of respect for dialogue in such settings.

Undeterred by the interruption, the “The Legend of Maula Jatt” actress resumed her discussion and even extended her support for a film showcasing the rich culture of Balochistan and Quetta.

The festival also featured a special segment, “Know about Mahira,” where she shared her personal preferences, including her love for traditional breakfast dishes like paratha, puri, and omelette, and her fondness for old-school songs like “Jane Woh Kaise Log Hain Jo Pyaar Se Pyaar Mila.”

She also revealed her appreciation for the scent of jasmine.

The “Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay” actress took the opportunity to request prayers for her ailing mother, demonstrating her humility and kindness. While social media users have expressed mixed reactions to the incident, fans have praised Mahira’s calm and graceful handling of the situation.

Following the disruption at the Pakistan Literature Festival, social media buzzed with contrasting opinions. Some fans lauded Khan’s composed response, while others expressed concerns over her safety, suggesting she avoid similar public events due to her international stature.

Supporters of the “7 Din Mohabbat In” actress commended her graceful handling of the disruption, praising her calm demeanor despite the unsettling moment.

However, some voices urged caution, suggesting that as a globally recognized figure, Mahira Khan should prioritize her safety and avoid potential risks associated with public appearances.

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