Veteran actor Adnan Siddiqui, who is playing the antagonist in ongoing drama serial ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho‘ laughed on the memes, which flourished on social media after the airing of its 12th episode last Saturday.
The drama took a sharp turn when Ayeza Khan finally left her husband Humayun Saeed to marry her boss Adnan Siddiqui. The dialogue of Humayun Saeed “Is dou takay ki larki keliye aap mujhe 50 million derahay thay? – You were paying me 50 million for this worthless woman?” to Adnan Siddiqui caused a frenzy on social media.
The dialogue prompted a series of memes mocking the serial, with several social media users condemning it, especially after the writer, Khalilur Rehman Qamar’s controversial statements.
Adnan Siddiqui shared the meme on his social media account with a hilarious comment, which perhaps mitigated the intensity of the scene.
“Haha good one! But the amount I offered to Danish was inclusive of taxes. Smart businessman, you see! Thank you, everyone, for appreciation and watching Mere Paas Tum Ho, please continue showing your love,” wrote Adnan Siddiqui.
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Whereas, the dialogue and drama cause an uproar on social media as a score of people slammed it for promoting misogyny and sexism.
Main lead Ayeza Khan had already given a heads up about the episode to her followers in the tweet.
“Don’t watch the episode of Meray Paas Tum Ho tonight, you will hate me forever,” she wrote on her Twitter account before the episode was aired.
Moreover, the drama’s director Khalil-ur-Rehman recently landed in hot waters for his regressive remarks against women in an interview.
Celebrities were offended with his views regressive and archaic when he said women will have to gang rape men if they want equality. Adding that he is fighting for a ‘good woman’ through his drama serial and that “You can’t find a bigger feminist in Pakistan than me,” the screenwriter proclaimed.
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Qamar said loyalty is solely a woman’s duty, adding that he believes equal rights for women, but still on a lower level. He remarked: “A woman’s only beauty is her self-respect and honor.”