Ali Zafar to stay clear of projects that objectify women

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As he’s in a legal battle with Meesha Shafi, who accused him of sexual harassment, Ali Zafar seems to be making sure he does everything to avoid any further controversy. So much so that he’s recently gone on record and said he wants to stay clear of any projects that suggest the objectification of women.

Talking to the media, the singer-turned-actor was asked about his thoughts towards item numbers. “It depends on how it is done. Freedom of expression is something that we have. We should have the right to have that but how we use it, is very important,” Hindustan Times reports Zafar expressing.

He went on to say, “If it doesn’t demean a woman or objectify women and is done in an entertaining manner, I don’t see any harm in that. I would personally stay away from it.”

Zafar is currently in the midst of making his debut in the Pakistani film industry, in a project titled ‘Teefa In Trouble’, to which he has released a song titled ‘Item Number’.

Talking about the song, Zafar explained, “There is this interesting debate going on … whether an item number needs to be there in a film for the film to work or not. There are some people who are more towards that kind of cinema which is more realistic. They say their films should not have an item number and there are others in the commercial world. They say there should be item numbers in films and there is nothing wrong with it. This (Item number) is our take on the whole conversation.”

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