LSA releases press statement as nominations continue being withdrawn one after another

Controversy and the LSAs have been quite the inseparable duo this year. Soon after the nomination list was made public, there have been a lot of withdrawals and disappointments expressed towards the Lux Style Awards 2019. The jury for the award show released an official press statement regarding the criticism they had been facing in attempt to cut down the backlash, but it backfired.


What started with Eman Suleman pulling out her nomination was then joined in by Generation and the makeup artist Saima Bargfrede. The industry was waiting on Meesha Shafi’s take on her nomination for the song ‘Mein’ which has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Song.’ Meesha then took to her social media and requested her name and song to be removed from the platform:


Soon after Meesha’s withdrawal, came another withdrawal by the band ‘The Sketches.’ They had been nominated in 4 major categories of Best Song, Singer of the Year, Best Playback Singer and Best Original Soundtrack. In a press release, they confirmed that the decision was reached upon unanimously.


Soon under Meesha’s withdrawal tweet, replied Jami, the director of Moor which won the Lux Style Award for ‘Best Film’ in 2016. The reply was immense love and support for Meesha.


Jami then posted a photo of his 2016 LSA on the street in a tweet, disowning the award:

There was a mix of praise and criticism under Jami’s tweet, when a follower criticized him for his decision:

Jami replied back in the most savage manner:


Soon after, ‘Fatima Nasir’ who had been nominated for the fourth time in a row in LSA’s ‘Best Hair & Makeup’ category announced on Facebook that she’s also withdrawing her nomination this year. Which now leaves the ‘Best Hair & Makeup’ with NO female nominees at all.

Hello everyone, I’m withdrawing from #LSA2019. Thank you for your support and understanding.I’m truly honoured to be…

Posted by Fatima Nasir on Tuesday, April 23, 2019


The model ‘Rubbab Ali’ who had been nominated for ‘Model of the Year’, also withdrew from the awards in support of Meesha and the rest. She made it public in a post on Instagram:


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