Ever since he posted a lengthy and controversial status on his official Facebook account announcing his resignation from PTI’s cultural secretary post, Hamza Abbasi has mainly avoided the topic. Over the next course of three to four days, news articles and opinion pieces targeted him, referring to him as a hypocrite for filming the movie in the first place. Well, after three to four days of bashing, the Pakistani heartthrob has broken silence and offered an explanation, firing back at critics in the process!
In yet another lengthy Facebook status post, he expressed disappointment at how people took his resignation the wrong way, Hamza insisted he had resigned as he believed in accountability before God.
Hamza had taken the decision to resign after the trailer of a Pakistani film, Jawani Phir Nahi Aani was released. The film featured the actor shirtless, staring at a bikini clad girl walking past him.
The film stars Mehwish Hayat, Ayesha Khan, Humayun Saeed, Viqas Chaudhry, Javed Sheikh, Ahmed Butt and Bushra Ansari as well beside Hamza. Some raunchy scenes of the movie such as Mehwish Hayat climbing out from an ocean dripping wet, something which Abbasi thought didn’t go along with Pakistani culture.