Mehwish Hayat is a well-known Pakistani actress, singer, and model that has made amazing contributions to the Pakistani entertainment industry. Her popular films include Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Na Maloom Afraad, and Load Wedding. There have been multiple times when this Tamgha-e-Imtiaz girl Mehwish Hayat has left us in utter shock and excitement because of her kind deeds and acting skills. Here are some of the few times she made sure to challenge herself and stunned effortlessly:
Mehwish Hayat’s Award – Receiving The Tamgha-e-Imtiaz:
People don’t call her the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz girl Mehwish Hayat, for no reason! She shook Pakistan with the news that she will be receiving this grand award. In addition, once the news was out people were furious because they believed she didn’t deserve it enough. However, she remained unbothered and posted a picture of her stunning a dress on her way to Islamabad for the award.
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) March 23, 2019
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz is a significant award that is given to people according to their achievements. People believe Mehwish Hayat’s award was undeserving but she shut everyone down through this message, “Today let’s think about the vision our forefathers had in Lahore in 1940. I am a proud daughter of Pakistan who can hold her head up high in the world because of their sacrifices” she further added, “But let’s remember what the Quaid said, ‘There are two powers in the world. One is the sword and the other the pen. However, there is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.’ Pakistan Zindabad, Pakistan hai to hum hain! ”
Speech At London Queen Mary University:
Once again, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz girl Mehwish Hayat did her fair share of empowering speeches at the London Queen Mary University. She was invited by the Pakistan High Commission.
Mehwish addressed her own issues that she faced within the entertainment industry and her regular life, as a woman. Her words were all dedicated to the cause and lifestyle of women within the country and how she is trying to become a voice for them. Moreover, she understands that women taking risks is dangerous and the fight for equality is long, so she gave an empowering speech covering all such aspects.
The risk that Mehwish mentioned was about her item song. She thought that people would dislike her for choosing to dance in an item song, but she did so anyways. It was an inspiring speech talking about her struggles and why she doesn’t want to be fearful anymore.
“So if a woman has to chase her dreams, she has to step into this man’s world, play by the set rules, follow the decorum of patriarchal values, and yet face adversity, ridicule, objectification, pay gap, and possibly sexual harassment, to make it big in life,” Mehwish said.
A clip of her speech:
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It was real pleasure to be able to address students at the prestigious Queen Mary’s University in London and share my own journey as a Pakistani woman. It also gave me the opportunity to pay homage to one of the strongest women I know, my mother. “… my career, owes a lot to my mother. She has been my inspiration since I leaned to say mama! She tried her hand at a number of things in life, including acting and parenting, and I have no qualms in admitting that she did all of that better than me.” #MehwishHayat #queenmaryuniversityoflondon #pakistanhighcommision #womenempowerment
Her Latest Item Song:
Talking about taking risks and item songs, she just dropped a performance to Gangster Guriya for the upcoming movie ‘Baaji’. She looked fierce with her dark look and killer dance moves.
The Tamgha-e-Imtiaz girl Mehwish Hayat herself mentions in a tweet that dancing to this beat with this concept empowered her as a woman, “Oops I did it again! After 5 years another cameo that I am very proud of. Are you ready for Gangster Guriya? A woman in control of herself and knows what she wants!”
‘Gangster Guriya’ lives up to its name, the 36-year-old confirmed. Moreover, the movie is set to be released in cinemas on June 28th.
Role In Enaaya:
In early 2019, she starred in a web series where her role was of a rockstar. Through her vocal abilities, she completed the web series. In addition, her character was of a bold woman making moves with her rock style aura.
Here is a trailer of the exciting web series:
When She Criticized People Blaming Women For Their Clothing:
Mehwish Hayat’s award definitely wasn’t in vain. She has always talked about important issues throughout her career, instead of only focusing on different activities.
She uploaded a video on her Instagram which is a clip from her movie ‘Actor In-Law’ and it shows the idea of women taking the blame for the way that they dress. It is as if they get labeled or harassed because of their clothing. Mehwish wants to free people of such mindsets when she mentions that the person looking at women with lewd intentions are the wrong ones, not the woman.
Considering the rampant cat-calling and harassment cases in Pakistan, this is an issue that needs awareness. So, using her platform to address such issues for the protection of vulnerable women will always be included in her greatest achievements.
Visit To The Children Hospital:
Mehwish visited the Children Hospital at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in March. She got to spend time with the children there. And also learned about the various workings of the hospital which included skills like data collection.
“The Children’s Hospital at the Aga Khan University Hospital is not just working on medication but is also working on the healing process which is very important. I was so happy to see that all the children were happy to be in a hospital setting because the staff was engaging them in different activities like drawing, playing games and watching TV,” Mehwish said.
Feature In Coke Studio:
Mehwish has acquired quality success through her career as an actress but that didn’t stop her from performing a collaboration at Coke Studio. She was featured in a duet with Shiraz Uppal on the Season 9 of Coke Studio. The beat and style of the song went well with her voice. Despite people criticizing her, she did her thing to make a mark in her singing career.
If coke studio is a android phone, mehwish hayat is a round pin charger, In short useless.
— ?? (@Areeeshhh) August 15, 2016
as Ignored as *Mehwish Hayat* in Coke Studio.
— Hassam (@HasssamAhmed) August 9, 2016
Even though it seems like she stunned Pakistani’s in a negative way but her fans and supporters praised her for working hard.
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