“I am disgusted and feel violated."
Ushna Shah has deactivated her Instagram account, putting an end to the days-long drama surrounding her wedding.
The Pakistani star had grown weary of being bullied on social media following an incident at her wedding.
After the uproar, she decided to take a short break from social media to spend more time with her new husband, Hamza Amin.
On February 25, 2023, Ushna became involved in an Instagram feud when she “allegedly bullied a blogger” for bringing a guest.
The guest was a photographer who brought a drone while the invitation was exclusively for the original guest.
The Parizad actress then publicly apologised, saying that she wanted to “move on” and enjoy her special day.
Ushna Shah took to Instagram and posted lengthy notes to explain her perspective on the entire scenario.
In the first part of the two-snaps story on Instagram, she said she confronted a photographer who released “unflattering” pictures of her and multiple media outlets published them.
Her post referred to an apology she posted and later deleted to a blogger whom she slammed on social media for bringing a photographer and drone to her wedding.
The post read: “I apologised to AB [Lakhani] only to save him from trolling and I am getting mercilessly bullied.
“I am disgusted and feel violated. AB Lakhany, of Moovyshoovy, was invited out of obligation as I have known him for years and he happened to be at the office where we were designing invitations.
“His invite said strictly no plus one.
“He was then sent a memo along with other guests to not record personal moments, especially the nikah.
“Not only did he bring a plus one, but he also brought a photographer without permission [and] lied to my family that I had allowed this.
“That photographer then sent exclusive unapproved photos to various [media] portals.”
In another Instagram story, she said she hasn’t reacted to online trolling for years “but I am a human being at a very vulnerable time of my life; a new bride in a new home”.
“Several people invaded that privacy to exploit our happy occasion, including disrupting our nikkah.
“As any bride would be, I was mortified, only a million times more.
“I had a human moment and I reacted, I exposed the first person I learnt invaded my privacy.”
“I defended myself. I even retracted because they apologised and I learnt others were also involved, in worse ways, and because the damage done to me couldn’t be undone either way.
“I have read many of the comments. They don’t seem to stop.
“Please believe that I did not get married to offend our culture, that wasn’t the intention and if that is what people feel I have done, then I apologise for letting anyone down.
“I’m going to sign off from this platform for a few days, for the sake of my mental health and to spend this precious time with my wonderful husband and my new family, who are a blessing.”