I would stay away from projects that objectify women: Ali Zafar
New Delhi: Amid allegations of sexual harassment, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar says he would like to stay away from films or songs that involve objectification of women.
Ali refused to comment on the ongoing legal battle with singer Meesha Shafi, who accused him of sexual harassment in April on social media, as the "matter is subjudice". But he did share his thoughts on the trend of item numbers in the entertainment industry. "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," Ali said.
If done distastefully, he said: "I would personally stay away from it." He did sing and feature in the video of the song "Item number", released by Junglee Music. It is not like the usual item numbers – that are often sexually provocative dance sequences in movies.
He has teamed up with Yash Raj Films for the international theatrical distribution of his home production.