"Guess who is she [Manal] talking about?"
Pakistani makeup artist Omayr Waqar has issued a legal notice to Sana Javed in response to a defamation notice she sent to him.
The move comes shortly after Sana issued Omayr and two other people with defamation notices.
She claimed their social media posts were about her and were part of a “proper smear campaign” against her.
The controversy began when model Manal Saleem shared her experience of working with an unprofessional actress.
It is suggested that she was talking about Sana, resulting in other Pakistani models sharing their “horrible” experience working alongside her.
Omayr shared her post and wrote:
“Guess who is she [Manal] talking about?
“P.S it’s just one person, not all actresses are the same.”
Sana responded to the accusations, calling them “lies“. She sent pictures of the legal notices but in his counter-notice, Omayr Waqar’s legal team called the contents of Sana’s notice “concocted”.
His notice read: “That the contents of paragraph 2 are denied as concocted.
“It is submitted that at no point did our client name your client and has no nexus whatsoever with Manal Salem whatsoever.
“Our client had nothing to do with what was said by Ms Saleem and the fact that an allegation of innuendo has been placed on our client suggests that your client has presumed the same without any evidence or proof of the same that our clients’ social media post was targeted towards her.
“Moreover, our client is a well known and sought after makeup artist a fact which is well known to your client and as such there arises no need on the part of our client to seek publicity and accordingly, all such frivolous claims are denied as being incorrect and misconceived.”
Omayr also denied defaming Sana Javed.
“It is a well-known fact that the entire social media is brimming with stories about your client and her demeanour in general, which has nothing to do with our client and as such this notice is nothing but a feeble attempt to harass and coerce our client from exercising his freedom of expression guaranteed to him under the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
The notice went on to call Sana’s defamation allegation an attempt to harass the makeup artist.
“Our client never mentioned or stated your client’s name on any social media outlet and a mere presumption that his posts on social media were targeted towards your client are nothing but an attempt to harass our client.
“Needless to add, the general outbreak in respect of your client’s demeanour on social media suggests that this notice is a feeble attempt to salvage some pride.”
The notice requested Sana Javed to withdraw her notice and refrain from taking further action against Omayr Waqar.
“Needless to add, our client shall also defend any frivolous claims brought against him by your client through witnesses and evidences well known to your client.”