Meray Paas Tum Ho drama turned into a book, availables by year-end.
On Wednesday, screenwriter Khalil ur Rehman Qamar announced the news on Twitter, posting what appeared to be the book cover. “Meray Paas Tum Ho is being published. InshaAllah, it will be available in markets by December. Get your copy reserved by calling the publisher, Mr. Fawad, at 03004827500 “He wrote.
The cover features a composite photo of the drama’s stars, Humayun Saeed, Ayeza Khan, and Adnan Siddiqui. When God favours a woman, you rejoice, but when another man does the same, you do not, read a line above the title. The book, published by Aks Publications, received mixed reactions. Many netizens wished the author would write about topics more relevant to the state of the country.
Some people were offended by Qamar’s portrayal of women. Instead of reading stories about “poor men,” they want empowered women to serve as role models.
One Twitter user wants a USB with the OST inside the book, which is a tall order.
When it first aired in 2019, MPTH, a show so popular that some thought it had surpassed Game of Thrones in popularity, caused quite a stir. The plot revolved around a woman who had been unfaithful to her husband. It drew a lot of criticism for its misogynistic portrayal of women, and there was even a legal attempt to prevent the show’s final episodes from airing in January 2020 because the female petitioner found it to be too disrespectful to women. (The petition was quickly dismissed by a Lahore Civil Court judge.)
A week later, one of the leads, Saeed, was summoned by the Sindh High Court for the problematic dialogues he delivered in Qamar’s drama. Sana Saleem claimed that the script frequently featured offensive dialogue about women and demanded an apology from MPTH’s writer, actor, and producer.
She also took issue with the show portraying Karachi negatively, including the infamous “do takkay ki aurat” dialogue, which featured a couple living together without a nikaah as well as a six-year-old attempting to set up his father and school teacher, among other things.
PEMRA and ARY attorneys were also present in court. The court questioned PEMRA’s representative about their ability to monitor dramas through in-house censors. PEMRA’s lawyer responded that they have a separate forum for this, keeping in mind their policy that language and visuals in dramas must adhere to society’s moral code.