Noman Ijaz, who is currently essaying the protagonist in ongoing political thriller Khan, attended the 16th Annual Lux Style Awards for the first time in years. He was nominated in the Best TV Actor category for his remarkable performance in Dumpukht, however that is not the reason he decided to attend. Speaking to Instep on the sidelines of the event, Ijaz said that awards do not matter to him.
“There’s no excitement or anything of that sort,” he told Instep. “I’m not here for the award but because of my friend. Sheru (HSY) is doing it this time and I’ve come to support the gentleman.”
When asked about whether he thought he was going to win, Ijaz stated, “No, I’m not interested in the award. My beliefs are quite different. I don’t believe that we learn from these awards or achievements. We learn from other things, the failures and stuff in our lives. It all depends who the jury selects as the winner.”
Reflecting on the credibility of the LSAs, Ijaz stated that these events are no less than family functions. “It’s a way of meeting each other, sitting together and having a good time,” he said. “Channels also have to earn after all. It’s a family function kind of a thing,” he concluded.
While Ijaz’s thoughts reflect that of many people in the industry who feel the LSAs are more about fraternizing and having a good time, it sounded quite petty for a star of his stature to trivialize a platform that has honoured him time and time again.
– By Buraq Shabbir