Lux Style Awards have been the face of excellence in Pakistan for film, Fashion, music and dramas. But has anyone ever thought a Lux Style Award being picked up by a “Rehri Wala” and that too from a road??? Actually that happened recently. Supporting the #MeToo movement, many celebrities showed solidarity with the survivors of harassment in unique way. Following Model Eman Suleman, many celebrities including singer Meesha Shafi, model Rubbab Ali, makeup artist Fatima Nasir, designer Maheen Khan and filmmaker Jami pulled themselves off from the nominees over the nominations of alleged harassers.
Filmmaker Jami who received award for film “Moor” in the past , announced a day before that he and his team will dump all of their Lux Style awards in protest and has done so. Jami has shown his concerns by dumping the Lux Style Award on road outside his house. Jami tweeted “Lux Award for Best film Moor is now on the road outside my gate. We believe and stand by our Women stories!”. Jami’s unique way of protest gets the limelight, and received many mixed reactions.

Lux Style Awards team was quick to respond to the concerns showed by those celebrities stating “In 2019, the Lux Style Awards have been surrounded by dialog around nominees involved in a matter of sexual harassment. The LSA film jury joins the Lux Brand and Unilever Pakistan in condemning all acts of intolerance, discrimination or harassment.”

Don’t know which way the story will go but “stand by our Women stories” is what needs a lot of attention. And this may have made the day of that Rehri wala who received Lux Style Award for his hard work, doesn’t matter from where he gets it.
Written for PMR by Ahmed Murtaza.

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