“I am proud of Sharmeen Obaid”, Yasir Hussain gives a befitting reply to Khalil-ur-Rehman
Recently, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar called out Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for showing a negative image of Pakistan.
The renowned writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar appeared in a podcast of Nadir Ali. Talking about Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, he said, “people who are saying she has shown the negative side of Pakistan and got an Oscar, they are 200% right”. He also said that “I am sure she even don’t know how to take a single shot properly”.
This comment by Khalil-ur-Rehman didn’t go well with actor and very outspoken Yasir Hussain. Taking to Instagram, he wrote, “I am proud of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. A woman from Pakistan winning an Oscar itself portrays a positive image of the country. Oscar winner daughters are born in Pakistan”.
He shared a picture of Sharmeen Obaid holding an Oscar Award and further wrote, “A bad woman in our country is better than a good man. It is a men’s society. We have to change our mentality”.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won her first Academy Award for Saving Face, a documentary about acid attack victims in 2012. She became the first Pakistani filmmaker to have won an Academy Award. The filmmaker won her second Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for her film A Girl in the River.