ISLAMABAD- Last HUM Award a controversy ensued when the legend of entertainment industry, Badar Khalil, who was to receive a life achievement award, left her award on seat and abandoned the show. She has spoken up on the matter now and vindicated Fawad Khan.
She had talked with Dawn News even at that time and expressed resent over how she was treated at the award show. Reportedly she was asked to sit in the backseat because Fawad Khan asked t sit in the front row.
Now, in the Faisal Qureshi’s show, she retrospectively says,
“I had just received my award and I was sitting in my seat right next to Sultana Siddiqui in the front. She got a call from Fawad Khan; I could hear he was saying that he won’t come to the show if he did not get the front seat to sit with her. That is when Sultana Siddiqui asked me to go sit in the back seat. My problem with this whole thing was that why didn’t she ask Momina Duraid, her daughter in law who was sitting on the other side to leave her seat for Fawad Khan.”
She vindicates Fawad Khan saying that, “It wasn’t Fawad Khan’s fault, it was Sultana Siddiqui’s fault because as a host she was the one responsible for this decision. When she asked me to go sit in the back I left my award there and left!! These awards mean nothing to me, they are nothing but decorations. What really matters is the respect we get when we are invited to these award functions.”
“I cannot be fake, I cannot sugar coat things. Now the same Sultana Siddiqui who did this to me met me like nothing had happened! I cannot do that. I have given this industry 50 years and I have done it all on the basis of my talent. I have never resorted to buttering to get anything in m career,” Badar Khalil says.