Photo: Biz Asia Live
Photo: Biz Asia Live

Actor Ahsan Khan has spoken up about the Lux Style Award nomination controversy involving the withdrawal of several nominees in protest of the nomination of an accused sexual harasser.

In an Instagram post, Ahsan has stated, "I find it impossible to jump on to the bandwagon and criticise Lux Style Awards. The platform has always supported our industry. They are the ones who gave me the best actor award when I worked in a play that highlighted the issue of child sexual abuse. They gave me a platform to talk about the lynching of Mashal Khan. And they gave me an opportunity to present a song about the harassment cause."

Talking about the recent actions of LSA's critics, Ahsan said, "It is wrong to make a judgement on our own. It is not anyone's place to do so but the judges. Let us trust our legal system and get off our high horses and stop condemning people based on accusations, conjecture and gossip. We should stop and now."

Ahsan believes that LSA's impartiality is a good thing: "And we should applaud the fact that Lux Style Awards did not take it upon itself to pass judgement on a sub judice matter. Anybody can accuse anyone and without the courts it would be a lawless society."

Read his full statement here: