Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has explained about “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” during an interview.
Mera Jism Meri Marzi is a feminist slogan raised by feminists in Pakistan and India demanding women’s right to bodily autonomy, abortion, and against gender-based violence.
The Raees actress revealed why she attends the Aurat March every year.
“I think it is necessary for me [to go to Aurat March] because I think when I do something, no matter how small it is, it leaves an impact,” said the actor. “So when I go to Aurat March, what I’m actually trying to say is ‘Look, if you like me and if you think what I say means something if you think I that I’m on the right side of history, or whatever you think of me, this is also what I believe in, this is why I’m here.’”
“Honestly, mere Aurat March jaane se itna ziada kuch nae hota siwaye iske ke it creates an impact,” added Mahira.
The Superstar actress during the interview also shared her view on the slogan Mera Jism Meri Marzi.
“It [the slogan] doesn’t mean that I want to rip off my clothes. It means that I’m a whole person. This is my body, and if you are looking at me and I’m not feeling comfortable about it, I have the right to say that don’t look at me. Or if you are trying to touch me I can report you, because yeh mera jism hai, aur yeh meri marzi hai [it’s my body, and I have complete right over it].”
Mahira Khan also shared the three things she finds attractive in a man. While responding to the host’s question, she said,
“I find both men and women attractive when they are at complete peace with themselves.”
“Secondly, I love a sense of humor”, shared Mahira. “I like someone who makes me laugh and if someone is not making me laugh then I make them laugh.”
“Thirdly I like it when a man truly respects a woman,” added the actor.
Mahira Khan has stepped into the production with a web series titled Baarwan Khiladi. She has started her production house Soulfry Films with her friend and producer Nina Kashif.