Pakistani writer turned director Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar made headlines when he blasted Urwa Hocane in an interview saying that working with the actress was an extremely difficult experience and that he vows to never work with her again.
The internet had a field day with all kinds of articles and reactions being posted on Khalil sahab’s comments, which to be honest did seem a bit extreme, and kind of uncalled for.
Urwa has commented gracefully:
“He is a fatherly figure to me, I respect him a lot. Woh mujh say barhay hain aur woh mujhay dant saktay hain, yeh un ka haq hay. He was probably upset and angry, which is why he said what he said but I have absolutely nothing against him.”
But why would he call the entire experience scary, was our next question.
“See, I have never worked with Khalil sahab as a director. He is a wonderful writer and wrote a beautiful character for me in Punjab Nahi Jaungi, but I haven’t really had a chance to actually work with him since the director was Nadeem Baig. When I met Khalil sahab to discuss his debut film as a director is when I realized that we are on different wavelengths and that we are not compatible as a director-actor do. It was a mutual decision to part ways, and we are both upset about the situation. He still calls me beta and there is no animosity between us. I wish him the best of luck with his project.”
Here’s hoping Khalil sahab reacts positively to Urwa’s message and makes peace with the actress. We cannot wait to see these two talented individuals work together.