27 Sep, 2022

When it comes to clapping back, Yasir Hussain is not one to hold back. When celebrities were heavily criticised by other public figures and netizens for going to this year’s Hum Awards despite the recent floods that ravaged the country, the Javed Iqbal actor shut them down — but not without throwing some shade.

Responding to a comment accusing him of hypocrisy, he said, “I’m here because of work, the same way you must go to work. The way the cricket team is playing the match. The way the ticket seller at a cinema is doing their job and everyone else too. By the way, you should mind your own business,” he said. Actor Sajal Aly, who wasn’t present at the event, re-shared a post about him shutting down a troll, expressing full agreement.

The Badshah Begum actor was not done though. Continuing in an Instagram story, he questioned, “When our politicians can idly sip on coffee and roam in New York, then can’t I go to Canada for work to make money to pay my electricity bill?”

Going out with a bang, he threw shade at those who spoke out against the awards. “And by the way, the actors spewing nonsense about not attending it weren’t given business class tickets. I’ve read the chat, son.”

This year’s awards were tinged with controversy due to the timing overlapping with one of the biggest calamities the country has faced. PPP leader Sharmila Faruqi was among those who went after celebrities (with the noted exception of Hadiqa Kiani) for not doing enough for flood relief. In an Instagram post, she shared pictures of several celebrities in Canada for the Hum TV Awards juxtaposed with photos of Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie in Pakistan.

Celebs were quick to defend their stance — they stood their ground and explained proceeds from the show will be donated to flood relief efforts. The event took place as scheduled on Saturday in Ontario.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 27, 2022 05:01pm
Prove it.
ENGR Hamid Shafiq Sep 27, 2022 05:21pm
Nothing important your views you are poor acting skills
Saniaa Sep 27, 2022 05:25pm
An entitled man
Amin Sep 27, 2022 05:29pm
Who cares!
Bernice Sep 27, 2022 05:44pm
Online poker
World Sep 27, 2022 05:59pm
A shameless character, as always.. just want to be in media nothing more.. Go back to Ontario and don't bother to return... thanks
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Sep 27, 2022 06:18pm
The loser opens his mouth again. No one cares about you or your opinion. Another cheap attempt to stay relevant. Won't work.
zarmeena azeem Sep 27, 2022 06:35pm
Yes. It's all in a day's work. It's a shame that HUM has to spend millions of dollars to "create" work in foreign lands when the same work can be created in Pakistan so that local talent and labour can be utilized. They are copying the bollywood trend of holding award shows in foreign locations. Bhai their country is way richer than yours. In reality HUM wants to make money by selling tickets in dollars and getting huge sponsors.
Qbmx Sep 27, 2022 06:50pm
there was hardly any money raised at the event, mostly great cocktails and samosas! Not many VIPs either. so a shameful event.
Ehsan Sep 27, 2022 07:10pm
Absolutely correct
No one Sep 27, 2022 07:29pm
The way this comedian has responded to criticism, it seems he was born with a silver spoon in mouth. A brief research will expose the back.
No one Sep 27, 2022 07:30pm
Pakistani so called celebrities need a lot of education and grooming.
Haha UK Sep 27, 2022 07:47pm
Well said . I agree with Yasir
Ahmed Hasan Sep 27, 2022 08:02pm
Great respond Yasir. Definitely agree with you.
Al Athar Sep 27, 2022 08:05pm
Everybody is going about their business. Politicians are making merry at home and in foreign countries. Why are the artists being unfairly singled out for criticism?
FACT Sep 27, 2022 09:04pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad BOT
MNK Sep 27, 2022 09:30pm
Who are you,,,, By the way!!!!!.
Gandhi Sep 28, 2022 06:30am
Who is this guy?
Omar Sep 28, 2022 07:18am
Who is this sorry excuse of celebrity?? And why is he so important!!!
hammad Sep 28, 2022 11:06am
shows your mental level that how desperate you were to travel free in a business class.
Kasam hussain Sep 28, 2022 12:03pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad who cares.
Sam Sep 28, 2022 12:52pm
No class
Belal Mir Sep 28, 2022 03:07pm