It seems like the Lux Style Awards organisers got it all wrong with this year’s nominations and that’s irked a few stars.
After Ahmad Ali Butt requested to withdraw his nomination from the Best Actor category and place it in the Best Supporting Actor category, RJ turned actor Ali Safina has also followed suit but for different reasons.
In a fiery Facebook post, Safina explains in detail how he denounces award culture; He also points out that even though he was grateful for being shortlisted for the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Jalaibee, his role was more of the main protagonist.
“My relationship with my art is a delicate one at the best of times and I feel that it is my duty to protect it from influences that may offend its fragile nature. And this I have learnt from the best of the best that have never needed ceremonies to celebrate their art or talent,” writers the 32-year-old actor.
“So once again to the jury members at Lux, while I appreciate the time you took out to shortlist my name as one worthy of your recognition, I’d like to say thank you but no thank you.”