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Actor Usman Mukhtar ‘harassed, blackmailed’ by a woman

Thousands of people including TV and film stars expressed support for actor Usman Mukhtar who on Tuesday opened about the harassment he has faced at the hands of a fellow female artist whom he worked with in 2016.

Hashtag “StayStrongUsmanMukhtar became top Twitter trend in Pakistan as users reacted to Usman’s statement in which he detailed his ordeal. He also expressed disappointment over the indifference shown by the law enforcement agencies and their inaction on his complaint.

The actor wrote his story on Instagram and shared with his thousands of fans, without naming the woman whose chat was also part of his social media post.

Reacting to his post, actress Armeena Khan revealed that the same woman “attacked” her too, without elaborating further.

Superstar Mahira Khan also assured Usman of her support and wrote in the comments, “Behind you and with you”.

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