Mehar Bano Admits Farhad Is a ‘Borderline Stalker’ [Video]

With the widespread fame of ‘Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3’, people have not shied away from calling out Farhad’s problematic behavior.

Mehar Bano

Amid the widespread fame of Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3, people have not shied away from calling out Farhad’s problematic behavior. We all have a soft spot for the character, but does it justify its blatant portrayal on mainstream television? Now even Mehar Bano admitted he has ‘stalker tendencies’.

In an interview with Something Haute, the actress talked about how she is now seen as a liberal feminist and progressive writer and artist, yet she still signed Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 despite problematic tropes.


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Mehar Bano honestly admitted that she signed the project based on the character she was offered and hadn’t read the whole script.

“I did not read the entire script before signing the project. I read it after,” she confessed.

She talked about men being tone-deaf to accept ‘no’, which is a problem dealt with differently in reality. The Churails actress admitted that Mahi did not lead Farhad on, he’s just deluded.

“I have actually met boys like this in real-life, … they’re just deluded. I know in KAM 3 we’re trying to put a heroic spin on this but in real-life they’re not heroes, … unko chittar he parhtay hain. (they get slapped in the street).”

She added that while she rolled with it as an actor, she would definitely not approve of such narratives as a writer. As an actor, Mehar Bano understands that this isn’t a realistic drama. In reality, things would pan out much differently.

“It is not a reality-based drama, … It is filmi. It is fantasy fiction. It is like most Sanjay Leela Bhansali films. A lot of times, things don’t make sense in that kind of storytelling. However, while I’m okay as an actor, as a scriptwriter, I wouldn’t approve of a script like this.”

When asked if she would call Farhad a stalker, the Mere Paas Tum Ho actress even admitted;

“Yeah, I would. A borderline stalker.”


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While Mehar Bano admitted how Farhad’s antics are problematic, when Feroze Khan was asked the same question in an interview with BBC Asian Network, he responded much differently.

Could insight into what women face in Pakistan have to do with why both Khuda Aur Mohabbat 3 actors responded so differently to the same question?

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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  1. Or han ek or bat…kisi b bahar k mard ko haveli k “zananay” mein janay ki ijazat ni hai…per mahi ki shadi pe uska photo shoot bari shan se krwaya jata hai…wese haveli ki aurtein parda kr k bahar jati hain per shadi pe pura tabbar full glamour k sath guests ko welcome or see off krne bahar ata hai…🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Hilarious🤣

  2. Most Pakistani dramas are like this.. No logic. And ironically, dramas are for entertainment but usually after watching any Pakistani Drama, you are left with more rage and sadness than any enjoyment. Drama industry needs to move on from “crying and zulm o sitam” of society.

  3. What they try to show is a malang has become more important or influential in making dua than a practicing muslim that is a wrong portrait… They promote shirk in it…
    Secondly this story has nothing but a glamour and fantasy which attracted most of our society’s intention .

    • I thought so too. That’s why I dropped the show, although I had started, something (a lot of things) did not sit right with it, from direction, slow pace, and of course the blatant shirk.

  4. ‘borderline’ stalker is an understatement. Farhad is a stalker. A person who curses his beloved when she says no to that guy. He is a self absorbed, narcissist.

  5. Mujhe to es ka matlab bhi nhi pata tha google kia to pata chala borderline stalker ka matlab “personality disorder characterized by a long-term pattern of unstable relationships, distorted sense of self, and strong emotional reactions”

  6. I’ve started hating ferozekhan after this farhad character. Borderline STALKER is an understatement, he’s just disgusting. Fazool drama,nahayat bakwas story line. Both the boys die is such a flop. Pakistani dramas can do so much better.

  7. This drama should have happy ending not sad just like most of the pakistani dramas..
    People are hating farhad’s curse… But it’s true if sm1 gets rejected he/she would curse for not getting love further…..
    Still loving the drama … The interaction between mahi and farhaad should strt instead of all the sad scenes

  8. KAM 1 was really a blockbuster and beautiful storyline..
    KAM 2 was gud sequal and direction was strong.
    KAM 3… Totally Unreal storyline..coz yahan Ashiq Bad’ua de raha hai jo k Muhabbat ki tuheen hai… ‘

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