Tamgha-e-Imtiaz recipient Mehwish Hayat is proud of Riz Ahmed for being the first Muslim to get nominated in the Best Actor category since 1929.
Rizwan Ahmed, a British actor of Pakistani origin who is popularly known as ‘Riz Ahmed’ has become the first Muslim actor to be nominated for lead actor Oscar for his film “Sound of Metal.”
Taking to Instagram, Mehwish shared an appreciation post for the actor and wrote,
“Riz Ahmed being the 1st Muslim to get nominated shouldn’t be the story. It should be abt performance. But let’s accept in a world where we’re fighting for fairer representation in mainstream media a Muslim nominated for Best Actor for the 1st time since 1929 is one hell of a big deal !!”
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It should be mentioned here that Riz Ahmed’s parents are from Pakistan but he was born in London, England. Riz’s father hails from Karachi, where he moved to the UK in the 1970s.