"if he has the courage he should come forward"
Iffat Omar has openly challenged Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar for sharing his opinions of her publicly.
It comes after a previous spat in which Khalil labelled her as a bad woman.
After appearing on a talk show for a private channel, Iffat was asked a question about the screenplay writer.
She responded that she did not wish to talk about such a shallow person, who had spoken so ill of her.
Iffat was referring to a time when Khalil-ur-Rehman sat on national television and made derogatory words about her after she had called him out for being rude to a female guest on a talk show.
She went on to say that she did not feel the way she did because Khalil-ur-Rehman criticised a woman and that she would have reacted the same way if he was as rude to a man.
The model-turned-actress stated that she doesn’t believe anyone has the right to appear on national television and use derogatory terms against anyone.
Iffat then challenged him and said:
“He appeared on a television show and called me a bad woman.
“So today I challenge him, if he has the courage he should come forward and prove his point.”
This is not the first time Khalil-ur-Rehman has been called out for his behaviour and blunt words.
In a previous interview, Khalil-ur-Rehman was asked his opinion on overrated actors in the showbiz industry.
He caused a stir when he said he thought Imran Ashraf and Sonya Hussyn were both overconfident in their profession.
He also mentioned Iffat Omar at the time and said she did not know her work in the field.
Khalil-ur-Rehman has also stated that he will never work with Mahira Khan again despite the success she brought to his drama Sadqay Tumharay.
Mahira expressed her disappointment on social media after Khalil-ur-Rehman was rude to Marvi Sarmad during a live show.
She took to X and said: “I am shocked at what I have just heard and seen! Sick to the core!
“This same man who abused a woman on TV is revered and given project after project because of what?”
In response, Khalil-ur-Rehman said he felt it was important that Mahira apologised to him for her public attack.
Iffat Omar began her career in modelling before being introduced to the world of acting.
She has appeared in dramas such as Aangan, Thori Si Wafa Chahiye, Mohabbat Aag Si, Meher-Posh and most recently, in Aye Musht-e-Khaak.
In 1995, she starred in Aap Jaisa Koi, a serial which was deemed ahead of its time as it followed the lives of three working women who lived together and navigated their careers and relationships.
It starred Maria Wasti, Farah Shah and Amna Haq.