Brightness, contrast, taller, removal, face shaper, save. Using every opportunity to hide blemishes from the outside world, editing applications have become a staple all across the world, with consumers depending on filters as the new need of the hour.

While a lot of these insecurities stem from unrealistic beauty standards promoted through gorgeous, airbrushed (read: photoshopped) celebrities on television and phone screens, Asim Azhar refuses to be part of the problem.

On an Instagram post, the Jo Tu Na Mila star schooled a fan who suggested a skin filter would have elevated his picture.

"Had you smoothened your face, the picture would've looked better," the fan said. "Otherwise, everything is on point."

Asim replied: "So that children who look at my pictures fall prey to insecurity and low self worth?" he asked. "So that they are forced to think why their faces can't look as smooth as mine? Originality wins - you should try it too."

As someone appreciated by millions for his work and craft, today Asim has garnered even more respect from his fans - those who religiously follow him, those who look up to him and those who are inspired by him.

Setting new standards of responsibility and originality - truly, a new generation star!

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