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‘Senior Artist Aren’t Given The Respect They Deserve’ – Nauman Ijaz On LUX Style Awards

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Naumaan Ijaz recently showed disappointment on LUX Style Awards over putting together both senior and junior actors into one category for the nominations and awards. The veteran actors showed utter disapproval over how seniors are led into the same race as juniors, and since then various statements have been flowing on.
In a recent interview with a local news website, Naumaan Ijaz has once again clarified his stance by saying:
“The Lux Style Awards are known to be the biggest award ceremony in Pakistan, meant to celebrate and honour the entertainment industry – and this year seemed no different. However, what happens when an experienced actor like Nauman Ijaz feels dishonoured and disrespected? Are the awards then really living up to their expectations?

After the actor took to Twitter to vent out, Something Haute got in touch to hear more about his concerns. “It’s not about the award or the trophy, it’s about respect. Why do you think so many senior artists avoid these award shows?” Nauman said. “It’s because they aren’t given the respect they deserve. Also, it’s not about a senior actor losing to a newcomer. I’m very happy for Ahad, he’s like a son to me and I wish him all the success to reach greater heights in his career. All I talk about is logic and common sense!” The actor, who was nominated with Mohsin Abbas Haider, Imran Abbas, Adnan Siddiqui, and Ahad Raza Mir, felt that it isn’t right to have senior actors in the same category as budding ones. “It’s wonderful to appreciate new talent but how about you create more categories? Line up the new boys and make them compete for best-emerging talent or for the best acting debut,” he said. “It will definitely be more fair and inclusive that way. But placing a newcomer in the same category as a senior who has been around for so long is just ridiculous.”
Nauman further shared this excerpt from the interview on his Instagram, and different comments have gathered up both in his support and against him:

The Lux Style Awards are known to be the biggest award ceremony in Pakistan, meant to celebrate and honour the entertainment industry – and this year seemed no different. However, what happens when an experienced actor like Naumaan Ijaz feels dishonoured and disrespected? Are the awards then really living up to their expectations? After the actor took to Twitter to vent out, Something Haute got in touch to hear more about his concerns. “It’s not about the award or the trophy, it’s about respect. Why do you think so many senior artists avoid these award shows?” Naumaan said. “It’s because they aren’t given the respect they deserve. Also, it’s not about a senior actor losing to a newcomer. I’m very happy for Ahad, he’s like a son to me and I wish him all the success to reach greater heights in his career. All I talk about is logic and common sense!” The actor, who was nominated with Mohsin Abbas Haider, Imran Abbas, Adnan Siddiqui, and Ahad Raza Mir, felt that it isn’t right to have senior actors in the same category as budding ones. “It’s wonderful to appreciate new talent but how about you create more categories? Line up the new boys and make them compete for best-emerging talent or for the best acting debut,” he said. “It will definitely be more fair and inclusive that way. But placing a newcomer in the same category as a senior who has been around for so long is just ridiculous.”

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