the lion pulls him along as it tries to attack the group.
TikToker Hareem Shah is in the headlines after a video showed her being nearly attacked by a lion.
In a viral video, Hareem is seen standing next to a lion while its owner, believed to be Khurram Riaz Gujjar, holds it by its neck collar.
Hareem wore traditional attire and was waiting to be photographed with the lion.
But it soon goes wrong when the lion swipes its paw at Hareem. The animal then begins to force its way towards Hareem while its owner struggles to pull the lion back.
Hareem nervously smiles as she walks away from the lion.
Meanwhile, Khurram regains control of the lion and is seen slapping the animal.
The lion calms down but soon turns aggressive when cameramen are seen pointing their brightly-lit cameras towards the animal.
The incident turns to chaos as the lion charges towards the group, who flee into the corridor.
Meanwhile, Khurram attempts to hold the lion back and prevent it from attacking Hareem and the group.
But the lion pulls him along as it tries to attack the group.
While Hareem escapes the lion, camera crew members dodge the lion’s path while continuing to try and film it, pointing their lights at the animal.
The lion eventually stops trying to attack after being subdued by Khurram and several others.
The video was posted onto Hareem Shah’s Instagram account but she turned off the comments.
However, some people reshared the video, prompting netizens to comment on the near-miss.
Some found the video funny, expressing that the lion should have been unleashed.
One said: “It was a good target, the lion should have been unleashed.”
Another wrote: “Lion knows who to attack.”
But others condemned the incident, specifically criticising Khurram for keeping a lion as a pet.
One person wrote:
“Obviously! Because a lion is a wild animal and not a pet or a showpiece.”
“It belongs to its habitat, not here.”
Another stated “Why is a lion a pet in the first place?! This is outrageous! The owner should be condemned.”
Hareem Shah’s videos have previously landed her in controversy.
She previously faced a money laundering inquiry after posting a video of herself flaunting a large sum of cash.
In the video, Hareem explained that it was the first time she had carried a hefty amount of money to the UK.
She had said: “I was bringing a large amount from Pakistan to the UK for the first time.
“When bringing the amount, one must be careful because you might land yourself in trouble.
“No one stopped me because no one can. I easily took the large sum out of the country.”