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Say no to item songs: Hamza Ali Abbasi

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Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi is his latest interview coldly responded to when asked about the importance of item number in the success of a movie. In the interview to BBC Asian Network, he denied the idea that Item numbers are important for the success of any movie.

Hamza Ali Abbasi cited the names of recently successful movies of Pakistan and remarked that the movies did well on the box-office even without the item numbers. “Tell me one single item number that has played a huge role in the success of a Pakistani film? None!” Hamza remarked.

On his role in Nadeem Baig’s ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani,’ Hamza Ali Abbasi said due to his firm stance against item numbers he refused to be a part of Jawani Nahi Phir Ani 2.

“I left Jawani Phir Nahi Ani because it’s not a genre that I would (do).” To this, BBC Asian Network host Haroon Rashid replied, “You called it vulgar.” Abbasi clarified, “No, just the two songs.”

“When you make films, when you put them on screen, it has a certain impact on the society.”

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What Bollywood or Hollywood does is in no way our business. But what we do matters to us. Our youth looks up to our actors and actresses. They’re influenced by them. They idolize them,” added Hamza Ali Abbasi.

Talking about his recently released movie ‘Parwaz Hai Junoon’, Hamza stated that “Internationally, I hope it clears a lot of misconceptions about Pakistan.” He continued, “For example, one of the leads in this film is a female combat pilot. Many don’t know that Pakistan has the only Muslim Air Force who has female combat pilots.”

Earlier, the actor-activist Hamza Ali Abbasi voiced his strong criticism over the inclusion of the item numbers in the movies that objectify women’s body to attract the audiences to cinemas.