Anwar Maqsood—the legendary artist and the pride of Pakistan has landed himself in a controversial situation as the multi-talented genius was called a “racist” by many angry and furious Sindhi twitter users who called out to him for making fun of them.
The most respectable and gifted poet, writer, philosopher and the occasional actor, Anwar Maqsood has impressed us many a time by his masterpieces for Urdu drama industry including “Aangan Terha”, “Sitara Mehrunnisa”, “Half Plate” and many more.
However, the eighty-two years old artist was trolled and slammed by many of the Sindhi users on Twitter over his latest “Anwarnama” skit regarding the community.
Many called him racist for making fun and disgracing Sindhis in the video that was uploaded on various streaming platforms two days back. In the video Anwar was seen talking and imitating a character name Ali Nawaz Chandio, who is seen to be playing the role of a lazy and unproductive man.
Anwer Maqsood just think about that those were sindhis who passed the foundation resoluation in favor of Pakistan. You are insane and racist you should be writer rather to be MQM worker & hate preacher, first he abused #Pakhtoon and now #Sindhis #shameAnwarMaqsood
— Mustafa Jatoi (@Mustafa3113) April 21, 2018
Once upon Anwar Maqsood was my favourites humour writer but today I curse on his biase and prejudiced typical old MQM type “ Muhajir mentality”. How biased he can be , did he have dare to talk about an interview of punjabi or muhajir or Pashtun… #shameAnwarMaqsood
— Dr.Arfana Mallah (@Arfanamallah) April 21, 2018
#shameAnwarMaqsood How can some one abusing the nation of forty million like this, in the name of satire, this is not satire its hate.all people must must condemn this racism.
— akramsoomro (@akramsoomro2) April 22, 2018
This man #AnwarMaqsood is an idiot and racist.This biased and racist grownup in Sindh,educated in Sindh and enjoys all the benefits of Sindh government but barks against Sindhis.This old crazy white beard man should read history.
— S Hafsa Benazir (@HafsaJillani) April 21, 2018
Upon seeing the negative feedback and reaction on his particular skit, Anwar Maqsood tried to clear and amend the situation. The poet cum writer shared another video in which he explained his thought process behind the earlier posted video and even called himself a Sindhi who has been a resident of the province Sindh since 1948.
Anwar Maqsood is a big name and he has done a lot for the society and for the awareness of people in general. We all know that he is not a man with bad intentions. It is very good and decent of him to take responsibility for his mistakes and asking for forgiveness.