Actor Feroze Khan is suing Oscar-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for allegedly initiating a “smear” campaign against him.
On Thursday, she received a letter from Khan’s legal counsel asking for a written apology or the payment of Rs. 70 million in compensation. If not, she will be the subject of a slander lawsuit. According to the letter, Feroze Khan’s role in domestic violence was discussed on Twitter by Sharmeen. Khan lost his money as a result, and his reputation was seriously damaged.
The renowned Pakistani filmmaker is one of the well-known individuals who publicly criticised the Habs player on social media after his ex-wife, Aliza Sultan, accused him of domestic violence.
Feroze Khan emailed Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on January 16 and sought a written apology, which Obaid-Chinoy rejected the next day. Feroze Khan then served Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy with the legal notice.
According to Feroze Khan’s legal team, Sharmeen has already faced criticism for using her position to harm the public. These and other instances are described in the letter, including the time Sharmeen fired a doctor from the Agha Khan Hospital for just adding her sister as a Facebook friend. Following this, Obaid was criticised by the media, journalists, and members of civil society worldwide.
According to the notice, Feroze Khan did not disparage her. Also highlighted in the notification was Sharmeen’s earlier promise to return the LUX Award she had earned as a result of Feroze Khan’s attendance at the event. However, she hasn’t thought about or discussed returning the Oscar.