Riz Ahmed is annoyed by the wrong depiction of Muslims in films, said – now it has to be changed

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‘Oscar nominee’ and ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ winner Riz Ahmed is furious over the wrong portrayal of Muslims in films. Sharing the video, the actor wrote, ‘Now this has to be changed.’ The actor has recently launched a fund. He started this fund in partnership with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Its name is ‘Ford Foundation.’ Under the foundation, the work of helping the missing and infamous Muslims will be done. Riz Ahmed said, “According to USC Annenberg research, the representation of Muslims in the media is very low.” Less than 10% of the top-grossing films of 2017-2019 also had Muslim characters on screen, of which less than 2% even got a chance to speak dialogues. The 38-year-old English-Pakistani actor has shared a video on Twitter. In which he told that he has seen negative character of Muslim and non-existent in films. So some changes are needed in the industry. Riz Ahmed is a British actor of Pakistani origin. He is the first Muslim actor to have received an Oscar nomination. This was the first such nomination in the history of the lead actor category. Riz Ahmed has previously been the first Muslim and the first Asian-origin person to win an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the year 2017. Riz Ahmed is a British actor of Pakistani origin and has worked in famous films like ‘Rog One’, ‘Venom’, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘Nightcrawler’, ‘Four Lions’ and ‘Mughal Mowgli’.

[Attribution to NBT]

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