“Withdrawn by choice with respect to the coveted event,” Azfu shared on Instagram. “Sorry to disappoint my fans in Toronto Canada, I shall not be attending Hum awards this year even though I’m nominated in the best actor in a negative role category.”
He went on to add, “I stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters drowning in the floods. I request the authority at the awards to kindly donate my ticket and stay money to the flood relief.”
His decision was welcomed by several of his peers. Ayesha Omar, Nadia Afgan, Sadaf Kanwal and Mehwish Hayat among others lauded the actor for his stance on the matter.
Earlier, hollywood actor Angelina Jolie’s visit to Pakistan raised some concerning questions when it came to the stance of our local celebrities. While the Wanted star has been visiting flood-hit areas, the likes of Sharmila Faruqi had called out Pakistani artists for making a trip to Canada to attend a local award show.
Sharing a collage of pictures from Jolie in Dadu and local artists in Canada, Faruqi penned, “Here is Angelina Jolie visiting our worst flood-affected district Dadu, spreading love & hope, and appealing to the international community to come for our help. In sharp contrast to this, our Pakistani shining stars are all in Toronto for awards, making merry and ready for some scintillating performances.”
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Originally published at tribune.com.pk