Since Firdous Jamal is not on social media to defend his remarks, his son Hamza Firdous has spoken up on his behalf.
Speaking in a morning show, the actor said that Mahira Khan should do roles of a mother instead of a heroine.
“Sorry to say, she is not heroine stuff. She is a mediocre sort of a model. She is not a good actress and not a heroine,” he said.
He went on to say, “She is over aged. There are no heroines in this age. They play the role of a mother.”
Taking to Twitter, Hamza Firdous said, “Firdous Jamal has given 45 years of sweat and blood to this industry. And that too without social media and only pure hardwork. Whereas today, many require branding and marketing, surgeries to stay top notch.”
“This person doesn't need to hold grudges! His work has proven him,” he wrote.
In another tweet, he said we should not shove everything under the rug of chauvinism and misogyny.
While Firdous Jamal is a legend in his domain and has delivered numerous blockbuster hit dramas in the past, Mahira Khan has acted opposite to Shahrukh Khan in Bollywood besides winning several national and international awards.
Mahira has yet to give her response on his statement.