Hamza Ali Abbasi Cancels Item Numbers; Says They Are Not Art
Hamza Ali Abbasi Thinks Item Songs Are Filth
Honestly, at this point, we are running out of things that Hamza Ali Abbasi has canceled, and just trying to catch up with the actor turned religious scholar turned actor again when it suits him. He is not one to shy away from speaking his mind and the notable celebrity has once again caught the headlines by criticizing item numbers in Pakistani movies.
This isn't the first time that Hamza Ali Abbasi has openly criticized item songs though. His hatred for this 'atrocity', as he puts it, runs a lot deeper. He once lashed out at a participant on a talent show for dancing and preached about item songs ruining society.
From canceling his Netflix subscription to voicing his thoughts on sexual harassment, Hamza Ali Abbasi is known for his bold comments that may or may not sit well with people. Whatever the case, he is not one to shy away from speaking his mind.
Recently, in an interview regarding the release of his upcoming movie The Legend Of Maula Jatt, the actor once again weighed in, this time on item songs and their prevalence in the mainstream media.
Previously, on a talent show, Hamza had remarked:
“Ye ek gand hai, ye ek filth hai, ye ek esi cheez he jis se India bhi apni jaan churwane ki koshish kar raha hai”
Asked why he thinks items songs are so bad, Hamza Ali Abbasi explained:
"Let me ask you, what could be wrong where dance moves are based upon the utter objectification of the woman who is dancing?" he asked sarcastically in return when questioned if his reservations were because of them being un-Islamic in nature.
"A song which focuses on the sexual appeal of the woman, the lyrics also focus on the sexual appeal of the woman and it comes on television and circulates on social media for children to watch — what do you think could be wrong with that? Obviously, it is wrong!"
The Waar actor went on to say that such dances have a massive negative global impact on mainstream media.
"We don't need it. It's the lowest form of art to take clothes off a woman. It's not art, it's nonsense. It has had a negative impact on our country. Even India and Bollywood are distancing themselves from it. It's considered a B-grade type of content."
He added that 3 Idiots is a movie he loves the most because it has no obscene scene in it.
"You don't demean a woman on the screen and call it art. It may be my opinion but then why aren't strip shows art? From a religious point of view and even a secular point of view, it's wrong"
"I don't know why we've come to a point where we can sit with our families and watch this!" he said in disdain, acknowledging that while some may call him conservative, there will be some who will agree with him. "That's how the world is," he laughed.