In relation to clapping again, Yasir Hussain is just not one to carry again. When celebrities had been closely criticised by different public figures and netizens for going to this yr’s Hum Awards regardless of the current floods that ravaged the nation, the Javed Iqbal actor shut them down — however not with out throwing some shade.
Responding to a remark accusing him of hypocrisy, he mentioned, “I’m here because of work, the same way you must go to work. The way the cricket team is playing the match. The way the ticket seller at a cinema is doing their job and everyone else too. By the way, you should mind your own business,” he mentioned. Actor Sajal Aly, who wasn’t current on the occasion, re-shared a publish about him shutting down a troll, expressing full settlement.
The Badshah Begum actor was not carried out although. Persevering with in an Instagram story, he questioned, “When our politicians can idly sip on coffee and roam in New York, then can’t I go to Canada for work to make money to pay my electricity bill?”
Going out with a bang, he threw shade at those that spoke out in opposition to the awards. “And by the way, the actors spewing nonsense about not attending it weren’t given business class tickets. I’ve read the chat, son.”
This yr’s awards had been tinged with controversy as a result of timing overlapping with one of many greatest calamities the nation has confronted. PPP chief Sharmila Faruqi was amongst those that went after celebrities (with the famous exception of Hadiqa Kiani) for not doing sufficient for flood aid. In an Instagram publish, she shared footage of a number of celebrities in Canada for the Hum TV Awards juxtaposed with images of Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie in Pakistan.
Celebs had been fast to defend their stance — they stood their floor and defined proceeds from the present can be donated to flood aid efforts. The occasion befell as scheduled on Saturday in Ontario.