Actors need to be sensitive, the entertainment industry doesn’t have to go overboard – Awie
MELAKA: The country’s legendary rock actor and singer, Datuk Ahmad Azhar Othman or Awie advised actors to be more sensitive in performing an action so as not to be against Islam and thus spark controversy.
He said the local arts and entertainment industry in the country should not be at an open level with scenes that are outrageous and not suitable, especially for Malay and Muslim actors.
“We sit Malaysia, the incident (hot action) is not justified, but if they are acting in the foreign country it is up to them.
“After this, if possible, drama or film directors, they should try to avoid scenes with such elements,” he told reporters after attending a press conference with the Wings Group for the ‘Wings Raikan Cinta Ramadan’ Breaking Fast program at a hotel here today.
Earlier, the country’s entertainment industry was shocked by the controversial action of actor Zul Ariffin who uploaded a video on Instagram social media that displayed a “achah advertisement” of a hot scene of a drama before deleting the post and making an apology.
Commenting further, Awie, who is famous for his iconic character Husin in the sequel “Hantu Kak Limah”, said that the action was seen as “scratching charcoal” and not suitable for the country’s entertainment industry.
Today, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Tan Sri Annuar Musa through his Twitter account made a statement that Zul Ariffin will be investigated under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 after making illegal posts on social media.
Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 refers to improper use of network facilities or network services.
Convicted, can be fined a maximum of RM50,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year or both and can be fined RM1,000 for each day the offense is continued after conviction.
Meanwhile, in the upcoming Ramadan, Wings comprising Awie (vocals), Syam (guitar), Edrie (guitar), Eddie (bass) and Black (drums) will perform with the Wings Raikan Cinta Ramadan program on April 16 at the hotel. .
“This performance is more of an Islamic performance and a struggle because the Wings songs also have a lot of Islamic and spiritual elements such as“ From God, Wings of Illusion, Anugerah ”and others.
Apart from the spiritual activities where it will begin with a Ramadan tazkirah session before breaking fast, Maghrib, Isyak and Tarawih prayers, handing over of donations from Wings to orphans or asnaf followed by Wings performance for an hour and a half, “he said.
source – BERNAMA