Turns out, famous scriptwriter Khalil-ur-Rehman is a feminist and here’s what he has to say about women, in general.
While talking about his famous drama ‘Mere Pass Tum Ho’, he said “It is a story of several men, not just one. I have come across multiple married couples who go through the same ordeal. I’ve observed when a married woman cheats, she doesn’t feel ashamed at all. The reason behind her not feeling guilty is because she has been backed by another man. When an unmarried woman cheats, she feels guilty.”
Wow! Wait…There’s more!
“A man leaves all his honor, his self-esteem with his wife when he goes out to earn a living. And I curse women who violate that trust. This is the depiction in Mere Pass Tum Ho and so I’m fighting for the ‘good women’. It’s unfair for the good & loyal ones to be classified alongside the not so good women”
He also went on to comment about the global #MeToo movement, saying “Get someone to try me under #MeToo, I won’t care about that either. But I won’t be able to call every woman a woman. That simply isn’t true for me.” Whatever that means…
“A few weeks ago, a feminist group had a conversation with me regarding equality. I asked them if they’ve ever heard about a gang of men kidnapping a woman? They assured me they have. I asked them then why don’t women do the same?” the host giggled, “If you wish to strive for equality then kidnap men as well. Rob a bus, gang rape a man, so that I can understand what you [women] mean by equality.”
Seriously, Khalil Sahab?
“Trust me, you’ll not find a bigger feminist in Pakistan, but I fight for good women only. Loyalty is a woman’s virtue; So, better not challenge it.”
“The most one of these feminist groups can do is chant slogans against me, tweet a few thousand tweets but that’s it! Women can’t do anything else.”
He also had an opinion about extra-marital affairs. Let’s hear it! ”A wife is worried about what? Another woman. That other woman isn’t a man. So riddle me this: you are destroying a man and you’re the one who’s complaining about it as well.”
He concluded by saying, A man cannot say no. He just can’t. A good woman can.
We can’t decide how to react to these comments. What are your thoughts?