The Pyarey Afzal actor announced his decision via his Facebook account yesterday.
In a lengthy status on Facebook, Hamza Ali Abbasi stated that he had decided he wasn’t fit for the cultural position his party had assigned him due to his recent involvement in a film Jawani Phir Nahi Aani. Hamza felt he had not acted according to his beliefs and considered the movie to be against the cultural values of Pakistan. Hence, he deemed himself no longer fit to represent Pakistan’s culture from any political party in Pakistan.
The film is scheduled to be released later this year and has an ensemble cast attached to it. The cast members are Humayun Saeed, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahmed Ali Butt, Vasay Ch, Aisha Khan, Sarwat Gillani, Mehwish Hayat,Sohai Ali Abro, Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari, ZQ and Ismail Tara. Abbasi posts actively on Facebook and discusses his personal, political and religious views quite frequently. In Imran Khan’s protest sit-in last year at Islamabad D-Chowk, Hamza Ali Abbasi along with director Bilal Lashari also joined hands with Khan and became a part of his protest.