Not going to lie, Hamza Ali Abbasi's marriage announcement is a little bizarre

Not going to lie, Hamza Ali Abbasi's marriage announcement is a little bizarre

Abbasi is getting married to fellow actor Naimal Khawar this weekend. There's just a lot to unpack here.
Updated 23 Aug, 2019

Hamza Ali Abbasi is getting married to fellow actor Naimal Khawar this weekend and his statement about it basically talks about everything but that.

Abbasi confirmed the rumours on Twitter — which started when images of the couple's wedding invitation began circulating on social media — on Wednesday evening, also sharing a selfie of the pair on a boat.

Abbasi talked at length about his motivations — or lack thereof — for marriage, and made clear the journey on his chosen religious and spiritual path that led to the decision.

Abbasi's co-stars congratulated him on the happy news and how he managed to keep it low-key.

The strangeness of the announcement, however, only starts there, beginning with Abbasi's implicit logic that marriage can somehow "fix" you or resolve your inner struggles.

Others pointed out the contradiction and confusion within Abbasi's statement regarding the pair's relationship and his emphasis that it was entirely platonic, going so far as to say he didn't love Naimal — but still asked for her hand in marriage.

At the same time, though, it's entirely normal and accepted in our society that two consenting adults decide to get married for companionship once they decide they have some compatibility. And that's okay.

Plus, Abbasi's insistence that no prior relationship between the couple soon to wed — thrown in with a condescending dismissal of premarital relationships — came across as a flimsy smokescreen at best and an uncalled-for, holier-than-thou attitude at worst.

Basically, peak judgemental behaviour we can do without.

That said, to each, their own; we wish the couple a lifetime of happiness. Here's hoping it works out for them.


Akbar Ali Khan Aug 22, 2019 03:10pm
I don’t know why people interfere in others’ issues. If she is ok with the proposal who am I to rate it bad..
Talha Aug 22, 2019 04:19pm
Congratulations Hamza! All those complaining have missed their appointment with the shrink. Dont bother about them. Keep doing the right stuff.
jiju Aug 22, 2019 04:20pm
Too mean comments on something very personal. Why do you want Hamza to behave in a certain way that you like? No freedom of expression is left in the world.
Pakistani Aug 22, 2019 05:25pm
I think that Hamza Ali Abbasi decided to get married after the allegations made on him by Reham Khan in her book (which may actually be true!).
rubab Aug 22, 2019 09:52pm
we have a problem with everyone around us.we dont like the way of iqra and yasir.we should respect someone personal life .we are not judge here to judge everyone. everyone has its own life, happy with people decision about theirs personal life.
Zeeshan Ahmed Aug 23, 2019 01:56am
People just have way too much time on their hands.
Atif Aug 23, 2019 04:35am
People have to learn to mind their own business. Congratulations to the couple.
UMAIR Aug 23, 2019 04:24pm
If Hamza and his wife have no problem with that why do other people bother if reason if love or something else?