He is the first actor of Pakistani Origin who has been nominated for this year Oscar Award for his remarkable performance in South of Metal.
In reaction to his nomination, Riz Ahmed said that it may be for everyone who could find themselves getting inspired and connected by it.
The Actor said: “ I’m all for it if there is a way in which people can find themselves in this moment and can feel inspired and connected on a deeper level,”.
“It is a blessing as long as people feels it like an opportunity than ever before to really connect and feel included I this moment,” he added.
He continued: “ It’s why we do it, to stretch our hearts and stretch our minds and in the process stretch culture,”.
The actor said that they should stretch culture with an approach and it should wide enough that if we try to find ourselves there we must find ourselves.
He said that these changes were not just something that’s good politically or socially. He stated that it was something which allowed stories and storytelling to get back to its original intension which was to embrace all of them.