Khalil ur Rehman Qamar

Khalil ur Rehman Qamar to Mehmood Aslam: ‘You can’t insult writers like this’

Khalil ur Rehman Qamar never allows his critics to say a word against him on the screen. Whenever anyone does so, he becomes quick to respond to their criticism. Something like that happened recently when veteran actor Mehmood Aslam criticised KRQ for being disrespectful towards the artists.

Mehmood Aslam recently appeared in an interview with Waseem Badami at ARY News’ program where he spoke about working with the Meray Paas Tum Ho writer and we can say that all ‘did not go well’ between two of them.

The actor was part of Khalil ur Rehman Qamar written movie Kaaf Kangana along with Saba Hameed and others. However, due to some ‘unknown reason’, both [Mehmood and Saba] were replaced by KRQ.

Mehmood Aslam

The actor opened up about what went wrong on the sets of the movie, saying:

“90% of my shoot was complete. I was supposed to shoot for 10 days. However, I was asked to give more time [by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar] due to the ongoing tension. I agreed to give more time and shot for 18 days instead of 10. I had other projects to do. But he wanted more time. I excused and said I am not available immediately as I have to shoot for Wrong No. 2, I will join you soon after wrapping up the shooting for the movie,” he said.

Aslam added: “Seems Khalil ur Rehman tends to ask for immediate dates, and nobody is free in this world. He called me up and said, I have nothing against you, however, if you give me your permission, I would like to replace you as well. Now what was I suppose to reply? I said ok. Let me tell you actor is the king. An actor cannot be replaced.”

“I told him that a director can be replaced. A film can be completed if we appoint a new writer because a writer is dependent on director and actor. A writer’s work is lifeless alone, an actor puts life in them!” He emphasized.

Mehmood Aslam

Responding to Mehmood Aslam, Khalil ur Rehman said that the words the actor used for him were ‘utterly vulgar’. Here’s what else he said:

“How could you use this type of language? Whatever he [Mehmood Aslam] said about me was utterly vulgar. He said a writer’s words are lifeless! While in-fact it is the actor who is lifeless without a writer! We put life into the script, we tell you what kind of feelings this scene should portray! We are the ones who make you actor, an artist, a performer. You can’t insult writers like this,” he said.

Khalil ur Rehman Qamar

“You say you are a king? I have converted many such kings into beggars by escorting them out of my sets including you! And once you cried and apologized to me! Have you forgotten the time, when you came to apologize to me in my Phase 5 apartment? I never wanted to say all of this but you compelled me to! I had apologized and didn’t want more controversy but when you talk like that, you force me to tell you your reality! So do not pretend you are all that pious!.”

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Written by Mohsin Soomro

A dreamer and a go-getter, this is how I would define myself. With seven- plus years of experience in Journalism, I have worked with various publications in print and online. With an inclination towards photography, it is my dream to go on around the world tour someday and capture the beauty of nature through my lens. You can write to me at mohsinsoomro10[@] gmail (dot) com)

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