Even though the controversial drama “Mere Paas Tum Ho” has come to an end, it is still attracting real-life drama and attention towards itself. A little birdie told us that Humayun Saeed’s presence is requested at the Sindh High Court to explain his misogynistic and offensive dialogues in the show.
The Sindh High Court has summoned the lead actor of controversial play ‘Meray Paas Tum Ho’ Humayun Saeed to explain his ‘offensive’ and anti-women dialogues in the play. https://t.co/rWVAYqcWAF
— NayaDaur Media (@nayadaurpk) January 29, 2020
Wait, what? If actors had to show up and explain dialogues that they did not write, everyone would be gunning to the court to file a petition. It sounds like an easy way to meet the stars IRL.
The court us just proving its stupidity, Humayun Saeed is an actor, if there were anti women dialogues in the play, it was the responsibility of the writer and the director of that play, an actor does not add any thing to the script given to him.
— Hassan Parvez (@hassanparvez101) January 29, 2020
This isn’t the first time there was a petition against the controversial show MPTH; Not too long ago Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and ARY Digital’s representatives appeared in court to defend a petition that was filed to oppose the screening of the last episode.
Luckily for the media Industry and unluckily for Maham Jamshaid (the petitioner), the petition was dismissed because MPTH had clearance from the Censor Board of Punjab to screen in cinemas.
History repeating itself a little too early
Another petition was filed by Sana Saleem against this hit show. This petition came with a bigger twist than the first petition. The presence of PEMRA and ARY Digital’s lawyers was not enough for Justice Yousuf Ali Saeed and Justice Muhammad Ali Azhar.
The court questioned why lead actor Humayun Saeed had not appeared before the court and the court was adjourned till February 13th.
So High Court has time enforce politically correct behavior because they think that viewers don't know they are seeing a film and not real life.
— ProBonoPublico (@Pro_BonoPublico) January 29, 2020
One can’t help but think of what this Twitter user said here. While real problems are neglected and avoided by court and petitioners alike, court hours are being spent on the morality shown in a fictitious show.
Do you agree with the court’s decision of requesting Humayun Saeed’s presence? He has to explain dialogues that he did not write, nor did he ever say he agrees with their ideology. What problems do you think should be taken care of instead?