Ahad Raza Mir made headlines when it was announced that the hearthrob was cast in the Netflix series “Resident Evil” which aired on the streaming platform on 14th July. Ahad plays an Indian refugee Arjun Batra, who is escaping after the spread of the T-virus.
After the series arrived on Netflix, there was a mixed reaction on Twitter. Some fans went wild that more and more Pakistani actors were getting some well-deserved international recognition like Mehwish Hayat and Fawad Khan had gotten for Ms. Marvel.
What a time to be alive. Pasoori making waves around the globe. Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Nimra Bucha & Samina Ahmad being a part of MCU.
Ahad Raza Mir coming on Netflix. Koko Korina playing in Ms. Marvel. Pakistan getting the long-awaited representation.
— Medusa (@beingMaryam0) July 15, 2022
Some were even applauding the heart throb for his terrific acting
i repeat it again-
ahad raza mir is the main character always, love him or hate him, he’s gonna shine and shine✨
— ًِ (@lilacsparklesx) July 16, 2022
Ahot Raza Mir served as #ArjunBatra and how.
Also two minutes silence for them who was saying Ahad’s character will be for five minutes only, go and watch he is there almost in every episode.
So so proud of you @ahadrazamir#AhadRazaMir #AhadXResidentEvilNetflix pic.twitter.com/7CoQgTjHcx
— adam (@Musaafiir_) July 14, 2022
every tongue that rises against ahad raza mir shall fall
— garima (stream resident evil) (@lilyatl4s) July 14, 2022
Yet Another International PROJECT On Netflix OF ..
PAKISTANI – Actor AHAD RAZA MIR ❤️
Let’s Netflix & Chill … !!!#AhadXResidentEvilNetflix pic.twitter.com/OyseOoAIgr
— MA Jabar (@majabar37) July 15, 2022
However, there were others who were disappointed by one scene where Ahad’s character is seen kissing another woman. Many took this moment to call out the double standards of Pakistani audiences which would endlessly lash out at an actress for wearing a sleeveless top or even be seen partying out late, but doesn’t hold the same anger and moral policing towards male actors.
the way hardly anybody gaf abt ahad raza mir kissing on netflix but if it was an actress….
— neeza (@peachcrisis) July 16, 2022
i truly hope ahad raza mir gets the same amount of hate for his bold scenes in resident evil just like mawra did
— bizzybeez (@fatherofvixens) July 14, 2022
Many users had compared the positive reception Ahad Raza Mir was receiving to the backlash Mawra Hocane got from Pakistani audiences for her role in “Sanam Teri Kasam” where she kissed the male lead and even had sex with him. Users pointed out that the double standards in Pakistan police women for the things men are allowed to get away with easily.
I love ahad raza mir but it’s absolutely INSANE to me how he’s getting little to no hate for his “bold” scenes in resident evil but Mawra hocane got so much shit (and still does) for doing sanam Teri kasam. Fucking hypocrisy.
— Arubaaa (@aruba_ansarr) July 15, 2022