Actor Shahroz Sabzwari has drawn public ire after his latest statement on tackling inflation through faith and gratitude. While talking on a recent Eid show hosted by Rabia Anum on Express TV, younger Sabzwari talked about the importance of sabr and shukr in tackling inflation.
“The inflation is on the rise, but if we can be patient in everything, then it will feel as if it is nothing,” he said.
Let Them Eat Cake
Sabzwari’s remarks have been linked with the famous quote by Marie Antoinette after she was told of starvation among her French subjects, and that they couldn’t afford bread. In her distasteful obliviousness, Marie Antoinette asked for the public to eat cake if they can’t afford bread.
Shahroz Sabzwari’s remarks have been linked in the same category, as many believe that they come from obliviousness to the plight of the common man.
Inflation has reached sky-high levels in Pakistan, and many middle-class/lower class citizens are facing the brunt of the economic recession.
Sabzwari, however, belongs to an elite class of individuals that may not have been impacted by inflation as much as the common majority in our country. Many on Twitter pointed out that Shahroz, as the son of a successful actor, and an actor himself may not know what the common man goes through in this Inflation.
Did Shahroz Sabzwari Mean Any Harm?
While the younger Sabzwari has drawn public ire, we do believe that he meant no harm with his statement. At its core Shahroz’s statement is in fact true, and strong belief and gratitude can take you through the toughest of situations. In fact, this statement may have not irked anyone at all, if someone from the lower class talked about being grateful in what you have and tackling inflation through shukr.
We believe the reaction to Shahroz’s statement has more to do with the economic class he comes from than the actual sense in it. Shahroz is correct in identifying the importance of sabr and shukr during these tough times and we at Galaxy Lollywood understand that our country can do with a little more of both.