The super-hit drama serial Mere Paas Tum Ho has taken social media by the storm. It is one of the most-watched drama of this decade. The drama serial has been a hit but it has also received criticism for portraying women in a negative way. People find its dialogues problematic which are written by Khalil-ur-Rehman who is often criticized for his sexist comments on various occasions.
Model turned actress Rehmat Ajmal is a part of Mere Paas Tum Ho. She played the role of Aisha who is a mutual friend of Mehwish and Danish. Many people have raised questions on actors who were part of Qamar’s project and Rehmat Ajmal has come forward and talked about how she does not endorse Qamar’s viewpoints.
Rehmat took to Instagram and shared, “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.“
She talked about Qamar’s view and said, “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.
Rehmat explained how she is not a proud part of this drama serial. She said, “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.”
The model turned actress requested viewers to give some time to newcomers as they are in the process of learning. “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,” she wrote.