New Delhi| Jagran Entertainment Desk: Pakistani singer Meesha Shaafi has refuted the false reports of her getting jailed for 'falsely' accusing actor Ali Zafar of sexual misconduct. The actress took to her official social media handle to share a statement and wrote, "Another day, another campaign spreading false information... Speaking up is WAY MORE EXHAUSTING than being groped. This is why we end up suffering in silence. Sending lots of love and solidarity to all who speak up. It’s hard!...@LegalPolitical...setting the record straight"

Meanwhile, Meesha Shafi's lawyer on Monday also trashed the media reports that were doing rounds on the internet. Several media reports claimed that the Pakistani singer is facing three years of jail for falsely accusing singer-actor Ali Zafar of sexual misconduct.

Rubbishing the reports, Meesha's lawyer, Asad Jamal, tweeted, "This is with ref to the fake news claiming that my client Meesha Shafi has been sentenced to 3 yrs imprisonment. No such verdict has been passed by the trial court in the frivolous criminal defamation case instituted by Ali Zafar against several women. Read the complete statement below"

Read the statement here:

Three years ago, Meesha accused Ali of harassing her in the #MeToo 2018 movement. Later, Ali Zafar filed a criminal defamation charge against her.

Meesha also released a statement in 2018 that read, "Sharing this because I believe that by speaking out about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out.. but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it anymore."

Her statement further read, "I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar."

Se further said, "This happened to me even though I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children."

As soon as she shared the statement on social media, Ali Zafar also released a statement in response to her. His statemnet read, "I categorically deny all claims of harassment lodged against me by Ms Shafi. I intend to take this through the courts of law and to address this professionally and seriously rather than to lodge any allegations here, contesting personal vendettas on social media and in turn disrespecting the movement, my family, the industry and my fans."

Talking about Meesha Shafi, she is in Canada and she is attending all the court proceedings through video conference. 

On the other hand, actor Ali Zafar is famous for his roles in Bollywood films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Kill Dill, among others.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma