Rowdy fan throws object at Mahira Khan during interview

Drama unfolded at the Pakistan Literature Festival in Quetta when a rowdy fan threw an unknown object at actress Mahira Khan. The incident, captured on video, has since gone viral, showing the actress’s shocked but composed reaction.

In a true display of class and professionalism, Mahira handled the situation with grace, later addressing the incident on social media. The actress downplayed the disruption, referring to the culprit as just one “miscreant” among a crowd of 10,000 enthusiastic fans. She emphasised that this incident should not discourage the hosting of such events.

Sharing her thoughts on Instagram, Mahira stated, “No one should think it’s ok to throw something on stage, even if it’s a flower wrapped up in a paper plane. It sets the wrong precedent. It is unacceptable. There are times I get scared, not just for myself, but for others who may be trapped in a mob-like situation.” The Raees star added, “But hear me out – while we were on our way back someone said ‘after this we won’t have an event here’. I disagreed completely. That is not the solution. Here was a crowd of 10,000 or more… who were showing their love and excitement – the way they know best. Because I could see them I could see they didn’t know how to contain/express their excitement.”