‘Sonya Hussyn was never in my books for that serial at all.’
Straight out of the horse’s mouth, Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, the controversial director of ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’ has recently stated on his appearance on Waseem Badami’s show that he personally never offered Sonya Hussyn the role of Mehwish, nor did he want her cast in that particular role.
‘It was impossible that they would’ve casted her, okay? I would have refused absolutely. Abhi wo uss calibre par nai ponchi jahan wo mera script karay.’
‘Mujhe aik jaga Lahore mei mili and I asked her ‘Did you refuse?’ And she said jab mujhe offer kiya gaya tha Humayun Saeed hero he nai tha. I refused it because of this.’
According to the writer, the reason Sonya Hussyn rejected the role was not because of her morals and ideologies, like she stated in her interview with Iffat Omar, but only because Humayun Saeed had not yet been cast as the hero of Mere Pass Tum Ho when she was offered a part in it.
Who’s to say what the truth is? Considering the fact that Khalil ur Rehman and Sonya Hussyn are friends and she even accepted an award on the writers behalf at the recent PISA’s , there may be some smoke to this fire.
Sonya Hussyn is yet to respond. Watch the full interview below. The Sonya Hussyn part starts at the 18:55 mark: