Last month, news of musician Azaan Sami Khan making his acting debut made the rounds on social media. The rumours were later confirmed when it was announced that the Superstar composer will indeed feature in a project titled Ishq-e-Laa, starring actors Sajal Aly and Yumna Zaidi.
Many are waiting anxiously for the upcoming drama serial, including the A-listers. However, not everyone is ecstatic over Azaan heading to the small screen. Model Sabeeka Imam took to Twitter and shared her stance on how talent isn’t a necessity when everything can be “handed to you in a plate”.
She wrote, “So it seems like you need zero onscreen acting experience and you could also debut with both the amazing Yumna and Sajal,” Taking a jibe at Azaan, Sabeeka added, “Mujhe bhi itni hi achi luck chahiye (I, too, want a luck as good) where I don’t have to earn it or prove myself first and it just gets handed to me on a plate!”
So it seems like you need zero onscreen acting experience and you could also debut with both the AMAZING Yumna and Sajal. Mujhe bhi itni hi achi LUCK chahiye where I don’t have to earn it or prove myself first it just gets handed to me on a plate! 🤣👏🏼
— Sabeeka Imam (@SabeekaImam) July 15, 2021
The model’s two cents on nepotism in the industry garnered divided opinions on social media. While many lauded her for bravely calling a spade a spade, others such as TV personality Mathira and influencer Zoya Nasir spoke up in favour of Azaan.
Sabeeka, addressing the criticism, shared, “Aap log humein bura bhala kahen to woh sab theek hai lekin main as an artist koi opinion doon to main “jealous”? Salman Khan ki baat sach hai… “main karoon to saala character dheela hai. (You can call us out, ridicule us. That’s apparently justified. But if I, as an artist, give an opinion, then I am jealous? Salman Khan said it right).”
Azaan is yet to respond.