Pakistani actor Mehwish Hayat has been trending on social media of late. Well, according to reports by Indian media, Mehwish Hayat is known to have been in a relationship with India's Most Wanted Dawood Ibrahim, a terrorist, mobster and drug dealer with a reward of $25 million on his head, and has been on the run since 1993.
From being called the product of nepotism to being trolled on social media for having an affair with Dawood Ibrahim, Mehwish Hayat has been through what most women working in the film industry have been facing. Especially if the actor is from Pakistan, where women are still struggling to be treated equally.
The 37-year-old actor took to her official Twitter handle on Wednesday, August 26 to slam the Indian media. She wrote, "I will not give credence to the unfounded accusations being made about me in some Indian media by issuing a statement. I know exactly what their agenda is & why they're doing this. All I will say to them is that this kind of gutter journalism will not shut me up."
Since then, the actor has come under limelight of social media users. Hayat's link with Dawood Ibrahim has been exposed days after the Imran Khan-led PTI government revealed that the gangster is putting up in a palatial bungalow at Karachi's posh area.
Reportedly, Mehwish Hayat's relationship with Dawood Ibrahim was initially revealed in 2019, when the actor was awarded 'Tamgha-e-Imtiaz', which is a big civilian honor in Pakistan. Several people from the Pakistani film industry started questioning the Pakistan government for bestowing such a big honor on Mehwish Hayat.
How Dawood Ibrahim Met Mehwish Hayat?
Mehwish Hayat started her career in films with an item number, which caught the mobster's attention. Later, Dawood used his connections in the Pakistani film industry to get the actor venture into some big projects. The actor is known for her performances in Load Wedding, Actor in Law, and Punjab Nahi Jaungi.
She is now one of the most popular faces in Pakistan's glamour and media industry. She once accused the Indian film industry of plagiarism as well. Mehwish Hayat is known to be 27 years younger than Dawood Ibrahim.
Meanwhile, shunning all rumors on social media about her relationship with Dawood Ibrahim, Mehwish Hayat said, "I will continue to highlight their atrocities in Kashmir and to call out Bollywood for its hypocrisy. Oh BTW next time if you want to link my name with someone .. may I suggest @LeoDiCaprio?"