Hamza Ali Abbasi is never one to shy away from discussing contentious topics that brim Pakistan’s society. He’s often dipping his toes in the deep end with his somewhat extreme opinions that garner a bundle of applause, trolling and hate – with legal notices often being served to him – the actor-turned analyst’s life is never short of eventful.
In his most recent opinion yet, Hamza took to Facebook to discuss item songs, after a teaser for a number from the movie ‘Na Maloom Afraad 2′ was released
In the post, he advocated his disapproval at Pakistani films pillaring their success on item songs that ‘degrade women and objectify them.’ He expressed his grief at the lack of the censor board taking authority and suggested that the fraternity was heading backward at a time where ‘educated boys and girls from good families’ were at long last entering the industry.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 23, 2017
His opinion gathered tremendous support by many
100% agreed ! *more respect to you*
— Bus Itni Si Guzarish (@inayaabdullah) July 23, 2017
With many saying that it was a direct influence from the industry across the border
Kinda agree with you but that's how it goes , they are trying to impress bollywood that's their main mission
— نجده (@najdaAD) July 23, 2017
Really appreciate your stand hamza
— Remshah Ahmed Khan (@KhanRemshah) July 23, 2017
This is why I respect u sir & love u more than ever!!
— Pakistani ?? (@Apassionateguy) July 23, 2017
However, some disagreed, and blamed it on the way society thought that triggered a degrading opinion of women
The so called item songs don't degrade a women's position
But its ur own thinking how u see a women degrade a women's image
— Jasleen (@jasleen_kaur22) July 23, 2017
Others even pointed out apparent hypocrisy in Hamza’s previous work and his current opinions
Agreed but kindly tell us why you did acting in YJPNA ??
— Arba™ (@ArbaSiddiqui) July 23, 2017
Well raised point hamza but it was your film which started it so you better stop it if you r serious otherwise u r actor may b ur acting?
— Hikmatyar Khan (@Hikmaty40117915) July 24, 2017
Kaash ye baat ap #YehJawaniPhirNaeAni movie mein kaam krny sy pehly soch lete ….
— ?Mayra Mahmood? (@mayra_mahmood) July 24, 2017
Amidst all this, fellow actor Osman Khalid Butt chimed in with what the people have taken as indirect shade thrown at Hamza’s earlier post
I have opinions. Despite the constant item numbers press covfefe
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) July 24, 2017
Few have already picked up on it being an indirect blow Hamza’s way
@iamhamzaabbasi pointing out….?
— Humna Asif (@asif_humna) July 24, 2017
What do you think of Osman’s tweet, is it a lowkey shade thrown at Hamza? And what do you think of Hamza’s opinion on item songs?