Should you’ve been considering that on-line voting is the principle cause why a star is ready to bag an award at occasions nowadays, actor and not too long ago appointed vice-chairman of the Punjab Movie Censor Board, Vasay Chaudhry is right here to interrupt it to you that that’s not the way it really works.
In an interview with director Rafay Rashdi on Sunday, Chaudhry was requested in regards to the jury system for Pakistani award exhibits and the way a impartial method is taken for large award occasions. The London Nahi Jaunga actor, Chaudhry mentioned, “I’ve been nominated a couple of times and five years ago I was part of a jury for two years. The time I’m talking about is before social media and I’ve been clear about one thing that is this that there’s no such thing as public voting. It’s the biggest black-hole you can jump into, there’s no such thing as public voting because only jury can decide,” he mentioned.
“It is a not-so-Pakistani but a Pakistani invention that there’s a public voting or polling session, it’s all garbage. It’s just like the Oscars, if Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated, he would’ve gotten an award years in the past as a result of no fan membership is greater than his and he gained simply now, like two or three years in the past. He ought to’ve gained one for his movie Titanic. Tom Cruise would’ve gained an Oscar each single time as a result of he has a fan membership of his personal as nicely. Similar goes for Brad Pitt. Conclusion: there’s no such factor as on-line viewing or polling,” he reasoned.
Chaudhry known as it a “stupid concept” and defined that on-line polling or voting is for the celebrities whose followers assist them bag an award and that the ability of followers is restricted to rising the price of the star’s challenge or work, identical to how they head to cinemas to look at the films assist the movie break a file. However for him, that’s the place the ability of followers ends and in comes a jury to evaluate the superstar for an award, based mostly on their efficiency.
“Here come the peers, the seniors who will judge their skill sets, be it actor, writer, director or musician. This is where fans are removed from the picture. Even if I have one or two fans or if it’s Fawad Khan with his 20 million fans, they are all removed. Now our skill-set will be prioritised and presented to that jury who will decide which actor, director, writer or whatever wins. It’s a big glitch in the Pakistani award system because they do this ‘to increase interaction’ for their award show to expand. It’s ridiculousness,” the Jawani Phir Nahi Ani actor mentioned.
“This idea got here from the Lux Model Awards (LSAs). However even earlier than that, it got here from India, in 1996 or a time after that when Shah Rukh Khan gained plenty of awards. However on the identical time got here Manoj Bajpayee’s Satya that did very well, on his stage. That’s the place they understood that Bajpayee can act and got here critic awards, Finest Actor Critic and Finest Actor Common. This fashion they saved the actor’s honour in addition to the recognition issue,” he shared.
For him, the identical formulation has been utilized to Pakistani award exhibits. “Our version of that is that the Best Actor award is bagged by the one who gets the most votes. It’s not elections, it’s about judging someone based on the skills, by veterans of the industry,” Chaudhry mentioned.
He opposed the thought of viewers selection awards and known as it “the stupidest logic” as a result of “there’s no such thing as viewers choice because there’s only one Best Actor award. Not Best Actor Critic or Best Actor Choice.”
“You’re not in a cinema hall, you’re not in the box office. That’s separate. An examination hall where someone like veterans or experienced people are judging you, it’s about your skills not about your fans or perhaps even your star power or anything of that sort. This is a way to make someone happy because you don’t want to break their heart that this actor or actress doesn’t leave without an award,” he mentioned.
Fan voted award nominations have been introduced into limelight after Feroze Khan bagged the Finest TV Actor (Male) Viewer’s Selection on the 21st LSAs this week.
The nominations stirred controversies after the actor made it to the listing for his present Khuda Aur Mohabbat alongside Ahmed Ali Akbar for Parizaad, Bilal Abbas Khan for Dunk, Danish Taimoor for Ishq Hai and Imran Ashraf for Raqs-e-Bismil.
Khan has been accused of abuse and infidelity by his former spouse Aliza Sultan. Although Khan has denied what he known as had been “baseless, malicious and untruthful” accusations, it didn’t cease individuals from criticising the award present for together with somebody accused of home abuse.
Because of this, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy returned her Lux Lifetime Achievement Award and designer Maheen Khan returned her awards. Explaining why he was current on the award present after extending assist to Khan’s former spouse, Osman Khalid Butt issued an announcement by which he mentioned he had one situation to attend and carry out on the current award present, which was Khan not being current on the occasion. His assertion got here after he was criticised for attending it.