On Pakistan Day, President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred civil awards on both foreign and Pakistani nationals in recognition of their work in several fields. Actress Resham was among many others who received Pride of Performance award and was later criticized by Sakina Samo over her win. However, Resham responded to her remark during an interview with a publication.
Samo had stated, “I personally believe the choice for Pride of Performance is becoming increasingly simple and easy and as a result, a number of personalities who have dedicated their entire careers often go unnoticed. It is sad that the government has given such a huge award to people like Resham and Ali Zafar, who in my opinion don’t really deserve it.”
Resham addressed Samo’s comment and said, “Perhaps I don’t deserve any awards or accolades. However, the point to ponder over here is, do great and senior actors globally give such demeaning remarks towards their juniors? Remarks that belittle and undermine years of struggles and hard work of another actor specially their juniors? Big actors, in their true sense, have big hearts.”
She added, “May God bless her with more awards, but she should reflect upon the fact that but when someone tries to put someone else down, it shows their own caliber and character, not the other person’s.”