Hamza Ali Abbasi claimed to have taken ‘U-turn’ about item numbers in Pakistani film industry.
Hamza Ali Abbasi has said that he has always been quite open and vocal in regards to his ‘item number’ comments.
On numerous occasions, the Parwaaz Hai Junoon star Hamza Ali Abbasi has said that item numbers are unnecessary in the Pakistani film industry.
Hamza Ali Abbasi is an avid PTI supporter, came to PM Imran Khan’s rescue after the Head of Government defended himself against the opposition’s allegation of taking U-turns. PM Khan is of the opinion that the person who did not take decisions according to the situation was not a true leader.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “One who doesn’t take decisions according to the demand of the situation is not a true leader. [Adolf] Hitler and Napoleon [Bonaparte] would not have suffered losses if they had taken U-turns.”
On this U-turn story, Hamza Ali Abbasi wrote on Twitter, “Once I thought item numbers, selling sex in films was an essential part of commercial cinema and a very progressive thing.” “Then I took a U-turn and now I believe that item numbers and selling sex in films is an insult to art or cinema and cultural or religious ethics.”
Once i thought Item Numbers/selling sex in films was an essential part of commercial cinema/a very progressive thing. Then i took a U-TURN & now i believe that Item Numbers/selling sex in films is an insult to art/cinema/cultural/religious ethics. Ur important U-TURNS in life?
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) November 20, 2018
Hamza Ali Abbasi further added that he didn’t sign blockbuster movie Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 due to the same reason.
“I have refrained myself from acting in movies with item numbers. I backed out of JPNA 2 for this reason. Trying to practice what I believe in,” Man Mayal actor wrote.He further added that he didn’t sign Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 due to the same reason.
Yet will you still appear in movies that have item numbers or will you refrain from doing them completely?
— Fe’reeha Idrees (@Fereeha) November 20, 2018
Last year, Hamza Ali Abbasi’s thoughts on how ‘shameful’ bold songs were in any Pakistani movie stirred a lot of emotions. “How can the censor board allow such filth to run in our cinemas? The actor has written on Twitter and of course, it wasn’t received well.