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Hamza Ali Abbasi shares his two cents over Zindagi Tamasha ban

Says unchecked intolerance can lead to Modi-like regime

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The release of Sarmad Khoosat’s Zindagi Tamasha has become an impossible task in Pakistan amid controversies that have marred the film.

Ever since the release of the film has been called off a number of people belonging to entertainment fraternity are raising their concerns over the matter.

This time former actor, Hamza Ali Abbasi has taken up the subject and in a detailed video message, he has shared his two cents over the matter of ban on Zindagi Tamasha release.

While sharing the video message link on Twitter, Hamza wrote, “A request to those calling for the ban of Zindagi Tamasha film. Please listen to this once & THINK”.

“I won’t take names cause I don’t believe in finger-pointing but a certain religious-political group is trying to ban the release of Zindagi Tamasha. I would generally like to request all those that are against the film to first look at the subject matter. It doesn’t in any way disrespect Naat Khwans (Naat reciters) or religion in general. In fact, it talks about the greater set of responsibilities on religious figures in society, as a result of which they have to impose certain restrictions on themselves,” Hamza said.

“If you have any objections to the content of Zindagi Tamasha, then raise them vocally. It is your right.  However, if you justify your intolerance then there is no difference between you and an RSS worker in India,” said Hamza.

“Please, for God’s sake, abstain from such behaviour. I would also like to tell the relevant authorities that for whatever reason, if you keep on tolerating such calls from non-state actors, then the day is not far that an extremist terrorist like Narendra Modi rises to power in Pakistan,” he concluded.

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.