And here is the latest news from media, showbiz and politics! The acclaimed heartthrob and rising acting sensation, Hamza Ali Abbasi has handed over his resignation as PTI’s Culture Secretary post the release of his upcoming Pakistani blockbuster movie “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani”.
The announcement of his decision to resign as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Culture Secretary was communicated through a Facebook status on Tuesday,31st March 2015 through the following words:
The actor was previously in news with for his rhetoric and ironic remarks regarding co-workers, with provacative statements. Over the issue of the fashion and media industry making actors and actresses as “sex-symbols” merely to increase the viewership of the projects, Hamza confessed that there are elements in the movie which he obviously could not control and he feels right to leave the position as he is unable to act on what he preaches with the following statement in his status on Facebook:
“Since I failed to act on my own beliefs, I deem I am no more eligible to represent Pakistani culture in a political party and hence, I am resigning as Sec. Culture PTI.”
He has not mentioned his project or the movie anywhere in his status, it is quiet evident that the decision came about post the release of his movie “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani”‘s promo launched the same day. The movie is all set to be released on Eid ul Adha and is a joint project of ARY Films, Humayun Saeed and Wasay Chaudhry.
As a former civil service trainee, Hamza was an active supporter of PTI and its chairman Imran Khan. He joined the party last year and was spotted on many of the party’s sit-ins in Islamabad held last year.
Previously, in an earlier Facebook status, Hamza revealed he has romanced “women in bikinis” in an upcoming comedy film, where he discussed item numbers and his firm stance on the destruction of Pakistani culture through them.
Here is the promo released on 31st March 2015 of the upcoming Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humayun Saeed, Wasay Chaudhry and Ahmed Ali Butt project “Jawani Phir Nahi Aani”:
Though I am not personally a huge fan of Hamza Ali Abbasi’s acting, this act of complete honesty has touched and inspired me. After all, there should be someone in Media & Politics who can stand firmly on their values and beliefs and not be afraid to make their voice heard out of the fear of being “unpopular”. Thumbs up Hamza! 🙂