Ali Abbas talks about Ahmed Ali Butt 'winning former's PISA award'

The latter won the award of 'Best Supporting Actor', which was apparently promised to Abbas

Entertainment Desk January 17, 2022

Actor Ali Abbas, son of veteran actor Waseem Abbas, opened up about the ‘rigged’ award at the recent Pakistan International Screen Awards (PISA). In the second instalment of the controversy-marred awards, Abbas was told he had won the “Best Supporting Actor” award but it was later given to actor Ahmed Ali Butt at the event.

In an interview with a local news channel, the Titli actor said that while he does not know how or why it happened, he believes that such incidents affect the credibility of awards and such shows. “It’s a matter of self-respect," he shared. Taking a jibe at the ceremony itself, he said, “Award shows will keep happening year after year and no one remembers why or how someone got an award. However, [PISA] lost its credibility. It is more about your conscience.”

Abbas further added, “Secondly, some great actors were nominated for the award. Don't mind me, there was my father [Waseem Abbas], Omair Rana, Gohar [Rasheed] and if you personally think the award did not go to someone deserving of it, then the award loses its worth.” He shared, “There’s no point in mourning it then, it no longer deserves you.”

Upon asking if he ever confronted the Jhooti actor, he denied any personal connections with him and hence he never inspected the mishap, retorting that “it was their [organiser’s] decision.”

It was revealed that PISA organisers allegedly offered him compensation for it. However, the actor believes that “an award can have no compensation and one can only feel happy about an award when there are deserving people in the pool.”


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