Amidst a night of glitz and glamour, superstar Mehwish Hayat spoke about Gaza in her speech after securing the Best Actress award for her outstanding performance in the movie “London Nahi Jaunga” at the recent International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA). The event, which was noted for its star-studded guest list and captivating performances, provided a well-deserved moment in the spotlight for this talented actress.
Mehwish Hayat, celebrated not only for her acting prowess but also for her commitment to important social causes, used the opportunity to deliver a powerful and heartfelt acceptance speech that resonated with fans and the audience alike. Sharing a video of her acceptance and address on Instagram, she expressed her gratitude and shared her thoughts on a matter close to her heart.
In the video, Mehwish chose to shed light on the ongoing tragic events in Gaza. She remarked, “It’s hard to feel joy when you see all that is happening in Gaza.” Quoting Dr. King, she emphasized, “Staying silent is as dangerous as speaking up.” Mehwish, who was attending the event in Manchester, spoke passionately about the anguish of mothers losing their children, stressing, “No child’s life is disposable. No child’s life should be collateral damage.” She called for an “immediate ceasefire” and an end to the “vicious cycle of violence.”
Alongside the video, Mehwish penned a message on her Instagram, saying, “Last night in Manchester where I received the best actress award for my role in London Nahi Jaunga.” Her social media post was more than just a celebration of her professional accomplishment; it was a heartfelt plea for a more compassionate and harmonious world.
Overall, the award show received criticism on social media. Several social media users slammed the actors for attending the award show during a catastrophic situation in Gaza.