Pakistani actress Zara Noor Abbas has expressed her thoughts on Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA) 2020 held in Dubai on Friday. She was disappointed over the favouritism in the award ceremony.
The 29-year-old actor took to Instagram and posted a photo of a cup of coffee and wrote, “A cup of coffee and a few thoughts. First of all my heartiest congratulations to everyone who won an award last night and enjoyed a show with their fans in Dubai last night.
“And my heartiest apologies to everyone who was not there last night and felt disappointed and disrespected for their names being used and commitments not fulfilled,” she said.
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The Ehd-e-Wafa actress added, “Artists all over the world are extremely sensitive people like myself and take everything to the heart. They love being loved and love entertaining people with their art and craft. However, I would urge you all to be more compassionate to each other as fellow actors and support each other in what we all do for the love of our country and art.”
She further said, “Everyone who travelled here had no clue of who would be eventually present here or not present here. We all as a fraternity will always stand together in the good the bad and the ugly. Award shows and get-togethers like these are a celebration of art and our industry as a whole.”
It is true that the entertainment industries around the world are faced with the issues of nepotism and biases, but still, it is a very difficult task for the artists to leave their mark permanently in an industry as it requires hard work and passion. Without these two, an artist, no matter he may belong to a family of stars, would not make up to the mark.
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Zara Noor Abbas is one of few such artists who made her name in the showbiz industry by her sheer hard work and enthusiasm. It was her passion and love for the work that led her to marry a person who would have no objection on her working in dramas and films. But soon she realized that she married all for the wrong reason just to fulfill her parents wish and get a go-ahead for her acting career.
She came across many difficult times in her life like her divorce, her mother’s illness etc. but she never surrendered her dream. With her perseverance and hard work, today she is one of the top actresses of the Pakistani entertainment industry. Currently, in one the most favourite dramas of the people ‘Ehd e Wafa‘ her acting is highly praised by the people around the country.
During the PISA awards ceremony, she felt disappointed over the wrong commitment made to her. She used very soft words for her criticism of nepotism in the awards ceremonies, but still, it shows the dark side of such favouritism.
“Let’s all respect that and also respect each other’s opinion. And hey, let’s stop comparing to who wore what and how better they wore it. Who showed skin and who showed a personality. Let’s all welcome diversity and differences,” the Khamoshi actress said.
“I missed everyone who was in Pakistan and was miscommited. But I also loved the actors who were there last night to support Pakistan.”
Let’s just be more compassionate with each other.
“I was told that I am winning an award too but before my category could be announced some uninterrupted and unfortunate event happened. I would like to thank all my fans for voting for me. For voting for my fellow nominees and for wanting to see everyone out there who you love for their art and work.”
“All said and done, Pakistan phir Pakistan hee hai.”
She also emphasized on holding the award ceremony in Pakistan.