Vasay Chaudhry Termed Public Voting as a 'stupid Concept' at the Award Show

Vasay Chaudhry Termed Public Voting as a 'stupid Concept' at the Award Show

Posted on Nov 30, 2022

If you think that fan voting at an event is the main reason for an artist to win an award, actor and elected vice-chairman of the Punjab Film Censor Board Vasay Chaudhry says that actually it doesn't happen that way.

In an interview with director Rafi Rashidi, Vasay Chaudhry was asked a question about the jury system in Pakistani award shows, how to maintain a neutral attitude at a major award ceremony, to which the 'London Nahi Jaunga' actor said, "I have seen that multiple times i have been nominated, and five years ago I was on the jury for 2 years, This was before social media, I am very clear that there is no such thing as a public vote, There is a hole you can jump into, there is no such thing as public voting because only the jury can decide.”

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He said that public voting or polling sessions are an invention of Pakistan, it is useless, look at the Oscar awards, if Leonardo DiCaprioo was nominated, he would have won the award many years ago because he has a bigger fan club than anyone else, but he won only one award.

Vasay Chaudhry said that Tom Cruise should have won the award at every Oscar because he has a huge fan club, so there is no such thing as online voting.

He termed it a 'stupid concept', explaining that online voting is for stars whose fans help them win awards, with the power of fans being limited to increasing the value of an artist's project. Just as they go to the cinema and help break film records, here the power of the fans is lost and now it is up to the jury to award someone based on performance.

He said that seniors test their skills, whether they are actors, writers, directors and musicians, here fans are left out of the picture, be it one or two fans or Fawad Khan's 2 crore fans.

Vasay Chaudhry added "Now our expertise will be prioritized, and the jury will decide which actor, director or writer wins,".

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He said that the concept came from the Lux Style Awards (LSA) but even earlier it came from India where Shah Rukh Khan was given many awards in 1996.

But at the same time, Manoj Bajpayee did the best work at his level, from where he realized that Bajpayee could act and won the critical awards, critics and best actor. At the same time, the honor of the actor was also maintained.


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