Despite criticism, actor Feroze Khan wins the best actor for his performance in Khuda or Muhabbat 3. The actor appeared in the lead role alongside Iqra Aziz in the serial.
The actor was awarded best actor at the Lux Style Awards 2022. Actor Fahad Mustafa and Tabish Hashmi awarded Feroze Khan the best actor award. He had not accepted to attend the event; his sister Humaima Malik accepted the award on his behalf. She also gave a shout-out to the fans of Feroze Khan who supported him.
Lux Style Awards received backlash for nominating Feroze Khan in the category of viewer’s choice. They were criticized for nominating the alleged domestic abuser. His ex-wife Aliza Sultan has accused him of physical and domestic abuse.
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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy in criticism had announced to return of her Lux Style Award. She said that she is returning the award because they don’t share the brand values anymore.
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Following the backlash, Lux Style Award released the statement. “As part of our third party, the independent and transparent voting process, which is audited end to end by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LSA cannot participate in short-listing, vetting or excluding any submissions or nominations.” The official Instagram post read.
In a statement released on Wednesday night, the awards said, “The Lux Style Awards submissions are received from artists and channels as part of an open call for entries for consideration in the awards. All shortlisted nominations, for the Viewer’s Choice Category of the LSA 2022 are a result of exclusive viewer voting without any intervention by the Awards.”
In a follow-up statement, the LSAs said they believe in “respecting the freedom and diversity of audience views, and does not regulate or limit engagement (except in cases of content with obscene or inappropriate language) on our social media platforms.”