Recently, Noman Ijaz has been under fire after an old snippet from Say it all with Iffat Omar has been going viral on social media.
In a resurfaced clip from a year ago, Ijaz, who has been married for 25 years, says, “I love beautiful women who are hard to get. So I fall in love with them even more. And she doesn’t find out. I’m such a great actor and an intelligent man that my wife, thank God, never finds out.”
After bragging about cheating on his wife, he also went on to discredit the #MeToo movement calling it “deen se duri.”
While the internet is raging and calling Noman Ijaz out for his statements, his co-actor Atiqa Odho has stepped forward and defended him saying that he made the comment on a lighter note.
The Humsafar actor wrote, “My dear friend Naumaan Ijaz, you really know how to get people’s attention! Trust you to joke about infidelity and people start to take it all so seriously.”
You’re so naughty and entertaining
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My dear friend @naumaanijazofficial. You really know how to get people’s attention! Trust you to joke about infidelity and people start to take it all so seriously. Great way to get their attention. Hats off to my buddy Rabia for also laughing it off knowing her husband loves to poke people’s imagination. You are so naughty and entertaining. Never a dull moment on and off screen. Anyway, just keep smiling and exposing others petty mindedness. Shame that they can so quickly judge you on a light hearted moment on camera and disregard your years of service in the entertainment industry. Look ahead my friend and continue on your path of success as always. Stay blessed. – People should look up the complete interview link and watch it to understand this clip otherwise everyone is being very unfair by jumping to conclusions and judging him.
Even if Noman Ijaz was “joking” about cheating on his wife, let it be clear that it was in a bad taste and in a society like ours it was not “entertaining” at all.
Do you agree with Atiqa Odho that Noman Ijaz had in fact said that on a lighter note? Share your views in the comments below!