Lux Style Awards 2019 nominations came out last month. And the upcoming awards show has been talk of the town since then. For all the wrong reasons, sadly. The LSA 2019 jury nominated Ali Zafar for an award, and some people are not cool with that. They refused to share the platform with an alleged harasser. ALLEGED harasser.
Who would do that? Well, a whole lot of celebs. 7 of them have already ‘rejected’ their nominations and made it clear that they won’t be part of the show if Ali Zafar is not taken of the list. The jury decided to side with Ali, and angered a few more of them.
Here’s how Pakistani celebs are reacting to this whole Ali Zafar vs Meesha Shafi, and Lux Style Awards 2019 saga.
Celebs React to Ali Zafar, Meesha Shafi, and LSA 2019
So there are two types of reactions basically. “Innocent until proven guilty”, and “Guilty when accused”. Let’s first see who’s on which side:
|Innocent until proven guilty||Guilty as soon as accused|
|Ayesha Fazli – Ali Zafar’s wife||Saba Hameed – Meesha’s mom|
|Maya Ali||Eman Suleman|
|Shamoon Abbasi||Hareem Farooq|
|Humayon Saeed||Maheen Khan|
|Sadaf Kanwal||Rehmat Ajmal|
|Ahmed Ali Butt||Frieha Altaf|
|Iman Ali||Generation – clothing brand|
|Munib Nawaz||The Sketches – a folk band|
|Ahsan Khan||Fatima Nasir – makeup artist|
|Saima Bargfrede – makeup artist|
Model Eman Suleman was the first one to speak up. And from there the trend started.
There has been pressure on Unilever to withdraw Ali Zafar’s LSA 2019 nomination. However, they have decided to stand by their decision saying the Film jury does not take into account ‘personal characters or actions of people’.
This does not stop people from putting their Lux Awards out on the road. Then take a photo, and take the trophy back inside. What fun!
The awards show is still a few days away. So we’re in for some more of it for sure.