Pakistani most popular actor, director Sarmad Khoosat’s film “Zindagi Tamasha” (controversial) has been selected to be submitted to the 93rd Academy Awards as Pakistan’s official entry.
The movie was selected by the Pakistan Academy Selection Committee in the International film category in the final list of nominees, and it will be decided by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in the year 2021.
The film features Eman Suleman, Arif Hassan, and Samiya Mumtaz in lead roles. The film created a spark in the country with its release as it hurt the emotions of numerous people.
While speaking about the controversy, the film director Sarmad Khoosat wrote an open letter to PM Imran Khan in the year January 2020.
“I did not make Zindagi Tamasha to hurt, offend, or malign anyone. It’s a story about a ‘good enough Muslim’ – there was/is no mention of a sect, party, or faction of any sort,” he said.
“If a bearded man is to be generically called a molvi, then trust me, this is/was a film about a good molvi. An empathetic and heartfelt story of a bearded man who is so much more than just that. He is a human being portrayed through a very humane eye. Well, forget it!” he added.