The actress nomination of a Muslim actor for the first for Oscar Award is an exceptional case right at the moment when many artists like her are fighting in a world for fairer representation in mainstream media.
KARACHI: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-March 17th, 2021) Pakistani superstar and recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz Mehwish Hayat is happy over nomination of first Muslim and British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed for Oscar Award.
Taking to Instagram, the actress said: “@rizahmed being the 1st Muslim to get nominated shouldn't be the story. It should be abt performance. But let's accept in a world where we’re fighting for fairer representation in mainstream media a Muslim nominated for Best Actor for the 1st time since 1929 is one hell of a big deal !!!”.
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. The 93rd academy Awards will air on Sunday, April 25 on ABC at 8pm ET.