LAHORE, APR 25 (DNA) – Several Pakistani celebs and award recipients of Lux Style Awards 2019 staged walkout in a protest against inviting singer Ali Zafar.According to sources, at least nine celebrities left the show while some artists that include Eman Suleman, Meesha Shafi, Rubbab Ali, The Sketches, Generation, Saima Bargfrede and Fatima Nasir also withdrew their names from the nominations.
27-year-old model Eman Suleman said that she is extremely happy to be nominated for Lux Style Awards and announced not to participate in the event due to the presence of an alleged sexual harasser. She said that she feels no joy in sharing the event with Ali Zafar.
Meanwhile, Pakistani director Jami threw three LSA awards on the road in solidarity with women.
Reacting to the celebs’ response, the organisers issued a statement and said, “The decisions of film jury were based on an assessment of the merits of the cinematic work. We do not consider any other extraneous issues related to the personal characters or actions of people associated with that work. “
The jury appreciates the sensitivity of the subject and recognizes the intensity of public sentiments. Nevertheless, it is also important to respect that the case is being decided by Pakistan’s judicial system, it further stated. =DNA