We all know this well that drama serial Mere Paas Tum Ho has taken media industry by the storm. It is one of the most-watched drama of this decade and people now can’t stop talking about it. Although this drama serial has been a hit it has also received a lot of criticism for depicting women in a pessimistic way.
Many of the people think that a few of the dialogues of this drama serial are negative and problematic. The drama serial is written by Khalil-ur-Rehman who is often criticized for his sexist comments. Nowadays, the writer is in hot water for describing the characteristics of ‘good’ women VS ‘bad’ women etc.
Among this criticism, actresses who are a part of this project also have been criticised for the problematic script. So, here comes the model turned actress Rehmat Jamal who took on her Instagram to share that she is not proud to be a part of Mere Paas Tum Ho and how much she’s thwarted with Khalil-ur-Rehman’s ideology regarding women.
Here’s what Rehmat Jamal wrote:
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I understand that we as artists have a social responsibility in terms of the content we produce and the messages we put forward – & that I take that responsibility with a lot of seriousness and dignity. I’ve been receiving a lot of concerned, hateful and confused messages since the past few months and as much as I want to address them individually, I think I’ll just give an overview of my perspective for now. I absolutely do not endorse the concepts and viewpoints of Mr. Khalil Ul Rehman. I watched Khalil ul Rehman’s interview and got to know about his problematic views on very many things WAY after the project was completed. I am not proud to be a part of something that is so compromising and ill-informed. However, I (like many others) was not aware of the entire story line or Mr. Khalil ul Rehman’s ideology at the time this project was shot – which was a year ago. My role in this project is limited so, I did not get a chance to see how it’ll come together or how it’ll eventually unroll on television and that is where I think I slipped a little. It was my first ever telecom project and I am learning – I have learnt to be cautious and more conscious with my creative choices. Please extend new, struggling artists some leeway as we are in the process of learning – we are also trying very hard to make our own mark solely based on our merit.
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