Khalil ur Rahman Qamar, who refers to himself as a feminist, has yet again passed disgusting comments on Adnan Malik after the latter criticised him for his words and actions. While other celebrities have also stepped forward to do the same, what makes Adnan stand out is the fact that he played Khalil in Hum TV’s super hit drama Sadqay Tumhare. The drama was based on the writer’s own love story.
Following the Aurat March on March 8, the writer held a press conference in which he said that an “army of hijras (transgenders) has emerged and this has destroyed the entertainment industry.
“You will sometimes see hijras in the role of the hero,” Qamar laughed, adding “I always check for hijras before casting anyone in my dramas.”
He continued, “Laikin eik ghalti meray say bhi hogayi (I also made a mistake). Apnay hee role main, Khalil kay role main mainay eik hijray ko cast karliya (In my own role, in the role of Khalil, I cast a transgender).”
“Yeh mujhe kal pata chala iss liye mujhe pata chala keh mujh se ghalti hogayi (I found this out yesterday so I discovered my mistake yesterday).”
Though Qamar did not name anyone, his words implied that he was referring to Malik, who played Khalil in Sadqay Tumhare.
Qamar’s comments were met with a round of laughter and cheering.
In the same press conference, Qamar also remarked that women nowadays have nothing better to do than to get botox done or get a new set of teeth.
“These women just keep changing the wrapper,” remarked Qamar adding, “This changing of the wrapper highlights women’s insecurities.”
Meanwhile, Adnan, who has always been a vocal advocate of women’s rights, explained his take on the controversial Aurat March slogan, Mera Jism Meri Marzi.
In a long note posted to social media, Adnan wrote that he “understood how ‘Mera Jism, Meri Marzi‘ (my body, my choice) can be triggering to some people” before going on to explain his own interpretation of it.
Adnan said that he “never saw it solely as a justification for ‘westernisation’ or wearing revealing clothes as so many men in this country do.”
“But yes,” he continued, “The slogan is inclusive of that also. It’s setting a boundary for men who want to have control over women’s choices.”
Adnan elaborated that the main issue isn’t the slogan but how someone chooses to interpret it.
“Most men are triggered because they look at women’s bodies through the lens of ‘Madonna or whore’. Either the female body is sexualised or it’s so sacred that sexualising it is a sin. This is the dichotomy that most men are oscillating between- guilt and shame.”
After Khalil’s remarks, Adnan shared his post again on social media.