Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi has announced his resignation from PTI’s Cultural Secretary after the trailer release of his upcoming movie ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Aani’. According to him he doesn’t fit-in to represent Pakistan’s culture because of the film he acted in.
Abbasi took to micro-blogging site to announce his decision. He posted on his official Facebook handle, “The explanation I owe to my friends who have supported me so passionately. This is regarding the new film I have done. Even though it’s a brilliantly written and directed film, I disagree with certain elements in its execution which I regard as not in line with our culture. My motivation to do this film was never money. I refused 2 Indian films, Baby and a film by Sajid Nadiadwala because they were against our ethics. I did this film for my friends who were there for me when I was nothing. So after initials refusals, I agreed to do it as my friends needed me on this”.
“Regardless of my reasons, I did something against what I preach and I own it. I will not try to get away with it by staying silent or defending it senselessly. I vow never to do anything against my beliefs NO MATTER WHAT. Since I failed to act on my own beliefs, I deem I am no more eligible to represent Pakistani culture in a political party and hence, I am resigning as Sec. Culture PTI,” he added.
Hamza Ali Abbasi has been appointed PTI Cultural Secretary on January 23. Along with acting, Abbasi also takes keen interest in Pakistan politics and always raise his voice against odd. With over 1.6 million followers, he always expressed his loyalties to PTI chairperson Imran Khan.