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Komal Rizvi Just Took A Selfie – What Is The Big Deal, Pakistan?
PHOTO: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK
Published: Jul 6, 2015

Who doesn’t love taking a selfie? That too with the person you have always admired and looked up to.

Amitabh Bachchan also took a picture with Dilip Kumar when he was in the hospital:

Source: Glamsham
Source: Glamsham

Did we protest his act? Did anyone in India protest that? Taking a selfie did not in any way mean he did not pray for Kumar sb’s health too. Of course, he did – but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t take a photo with him.

Komal Rizvi did just the same. She took a selfie with the most respected person in Pakistan; Abdul Sattar Edhi.

Yes, there is a time and place for every selfie we take but there is nothing wrong with Komal Rizvi’s selfie with Edhi sb. She has done nothing other celebrities are not doing. Many people, especially our celebrities, have been visiting Abdul Sattar Edhi due to his ailing health conditions and ALL of them have posted pictures with him all over social media.

What I don’t understand is why this one selfie is making news?

Here’s the selfie we are talking about:

PHOTO: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK
PHOTO: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK

The singer has been criticised for posting pictures with Edhi sb as he lay on his bed. Are people criticising this picture because Edhi sb is in his bed? Then why are we not criticising these:

Source: Hamza Ali Abassi/ Facebook
Source: Hamza Ali Abassi/ Facebook

 

Source: PPI
Source: PPI

Did we not criticise these photos just because they weren’t selfies?

Our Twitterati exploded with hate and thought she was on a picnic with him:

Source: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK
Source: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK

 

If this is a picnic what do you call this:

Source: Newstribe
Source: Newstribe

Aww! this is a happy picture, isn’t it? They are making those children happy, right?

NO! They visited Edhi sb just to promote their upcoming movie! It was a promotional campaign and nothing else!

Some people also said that Edhi sb was not happy to see Komal Rizvi because he was not smiling in any of the pictures.

Source: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK
Source: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK

Neither is he smiling in these pictures:

Source: VEENA MALIK/FACEBOOK
Source: VEENA MALIK/FACEBOOK

 

Source: Newstibe
Source: Newstibe

 

Source: Newstibe
Source: Newstibe

He is not smiling because he is unwell and not because he doesn’t like a person. We are talking about a person who serves humanity without any bias! Also, did you know that she asked him for permission before taking the photo and posting it to social media?

Oh wait, the selfie with Bilquis Aapa is also a sin, isn’t it?

Source: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK
Source: KOMALRIZVI/FACEBOOK

And this picture is cute because it is not a selfie!

Source: Newstibe
Source: Newstibe

This is what Komal Rizvi has to say about the critisim and I couldn’t agree more:

“I am ALSO EXTREMELY disappointed with how nasty, negative, and lazy and hypocritical some people in Pakistan are. To take such an innocent and beautiful thing and turn it into something ugly.”

We are no one to comment on any of these pictures because we don’t know what the true intention of the visitor is. And in my humble opinion, if you haven’t gone to meet Edhi sb yourself, please don’t dissuade others who actually do make the effort to go pay their respects to him.