The first Pakistan International Screen Awards stirred more controversy than celebration. Though the event was a star-studded one with Pakistan’s A-listers in attendance, the organisers of the awards came under fire for ‘disrespecting’ other actors especially senior ones.
Zara Noor Abbas, who was among those in attendance, took to social media to pen a note on the incident, asking everyone to respect each other, adding that “everyone who travelled here had no clue of who would be eventually present here or not present here.”
“We all as a fraternity will always stand together in the good the bad and the ugly,” she wrote.
PISA, which took place in Dubai on February 7, came under fire for ghosting actors and nominees and not giving them their due respect. Among those who were left hanging included Osman Khalid Butt, Ahmed Ali Akbar, Nadia Afgan, Nabeel Zafar and Ali Safina.