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Aagha Ali, Hina Altaf called out for body-shaming

Newlyweds Agha Ali and Hina Altaf landed themselves in hot waters recently over some remarks they made on a recent morning show, whilst speaking to host Nida Yasir.

Albeit well-intentioned, Ali and Altaf revealed a request the former made right before they tied the knot. “Right before our wedding, Agha showed me a picture on his phone and just asked me one thing. He said, ‘If you ever get this fat’…” relayed Altaf, before being cut off by her husband.

Agha Ali, Hina Altaf

Indeed, the clip left a sour taste in many mouths, especially in a society where people are constantly being judged by their appearances. However, the actor decided to defend his claim by providing a justification for what he said in his latest social media post.

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“I asked my wife not to gain unnecessary weight,” declared Ali at the beginning of his Instagram story. “She is an actress and needs to look fit as no producer or director or writer would like to cast an overweight heroine.” He may have unintentionally pointed out a problem with the casting criteria in the media industry, but that’s a topic for another day. He added, “Also, she was chubby before and has worked really hard to keep fit.”

Aagha Ali, Hina Altaf

The actor then explained what he actually meant to say. “Before our marriage, I only asked her for one promise. I said I don’t want anything else except this one thing,” he said before turning to Altaf, asking her to share the ‘promise’. “It was ‘Please don’t get fat’,” responded Altaf, as Ali and Yasir laughed.

The Khoob Seerat star then reinstated how he himself has had a weight loss journey during which he was “neglected by the society.” So it’s understandable how he wouldn’t want himself or his wife to go back to square one.

 

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