“We can’t decide what’s true. Even the law can’t decide,”
said the actor.
The nation was stunned when photos of Mohsin Abbas Haider’s bruised and injured ex-wife Fatema Sohail began to circulate on social media. She said she was abused by the actor while pregnant after discovering he was cheating on her.Following this, many well-known names in the industry disavowed Haider, but Kubra Khan was not one of them.
She recently appeared on Vasay Chaudhry’s talk show Ghabrana Mana Hai, where she said that she wasn’t sure what the truth was and, as a consequence, rejected any criticism of the actor’s actions.
During a segment in which the host was going through old photos on Khan’s Instagram, he pointed out a photo she had posted with Haider after the release of their series Muqabil. Khan mentioned him as a “beautiful, beautiful human being” in the caption.
“No, I went on his show once and took a picture there as well. I did a telefilm with him and there too we had pictures together,” she said.
She was then asked about the accusations of rape, to which she replied: “If what was revealed was real, it was revolting. It was gross if it was real.” The word “if” is capitalised. Khan went on to say that there was no way to know what was real and what wasn’t.
“We can’t decide what’s true. It’s not for us to decide because we don’t know the actresses in question. Not even the law can decide,” she claimed. Khan then said only “that person and the wife” know what happened.
Surprisingly, hers is not a common belief in the film industry. Though the industry has been slow to point out harassers and criminals in the past, it did not delay in Haider’s situation.
Dua Malik, Gohar Rasheed, Humaima Malick, and Hamza Ali Abbasi have previously come forward to corroborate portions of Sohail’s storey, claiming to be first-hand witnesses to the horrors Haider subjected his pregnant wife to.
What was even more shocking was that some of these actors were people Khan had collaborated with and could easily talk with if she really tried to get to the bottom of the situation.
“Even if after all this you’re waiting for the other side, then you’re automatically saying Mohsin beating his wife can be justified. Even if after witnessing all this, we’re waiting for proof, then shame on us.”
Any storey has two sides, and this one has two as well — the abused and the abuser. It’s pretty apparent which one Khan has decided to be on.