While the internet is the new age tool that gives everyone the power to raise their voice and a chance to be heard, it seems everything becomes a topic of debate over social media these days. Earlier this weekend it was veteran writer Anwar Maqsood who landed himself in hot water, and now it’s producer Fizza Ali Meerza caught in a controversy.
The Lux Style Awards 2018 (LSAs) were held in Lahore on February 20 and the show was finally aired on April 22. While most people enjoyed the program, some viewers ended up being unhappy with Fizza’s reaction at Ahad Raza Mir’s win.
According to some fans, the producer was spotted booing Ahad Raza Mir as he went on stage to receive an award for which Na Maloom Afraad’s Mohsin Abbas Haider was also nominated.
Fiza Ali Meerza was caught on tv booing to Ahad because he won Best TV actor! She is a known producer of films like Na Maloom Afrad 1/2 and Actor in Law. She has given this industry some good productions. HOWEVER, can she clarify why she was seen discouraging a young, sensational actor for winning an award? Yeah he may not be the one you wanted to win, but can you clarify why you did this publicly to show as if you are ashamed of his win. Mohsin who was nominated, actually had a bigger heart and smiled and clapped all the way through. I am utterly disappointed and angry at this show of utter childish and idiotic action by a woman who should be encouraging actors rather than discouraging them! What’sthe arrogance for? If our producers and reputable producers show these idiocies in live shows, then I don’t know who the young generations of artists are to look up to! Also, Lux should have cut this part because it was clearly an act of disrespect! And because you have a very well-respected and reputable role of a producer and because you did this live, I and many others expect a formal apology because producers should encourage NOT discourage and disrespect! @fizza_999 #fizaalimeerza @etribune @tribunelifestyle @therealshowsha @the.orange.wall @parhlo.official @mangobaaz
“She has given this industry some good productions. HOWEVER, can she clarify why she was seen discouraging a young, sensational actor for winning an award?” a fan questioned. To clear the air we got in touch with the producer to hear her side of the story too.
“When did I do that?” asked Fizza in confusion! “It could be edited the way they want, must have been another instance,” she added stating that it’s probably being blown out of proportion considering she never booed Ahad.
Well, we hope this settles the debate. On to her movies, after giving three back to back hits, filmmaking duo Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza are back with their upcoming film titled Load Wedding, which will star Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in the lead. Watch this space for updates!