After the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) served a show-cause notice to Udaari, seeking an explanation for showing “immoral” content, #IsupportUdaari began trending on social media.
While producer Momina Duraid and lead actor Ahsan Khan have showed their concern over Pemra’s move, a number of other celebrities have also taken to social media to extend their support for the hit Hum TV serial.
The lead cast including Bushra Ansari, Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed, as well as Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy are among the many supporters who have raised their voice against Pemra’s criticism of Udaari for highlighting the issue of child abuse.
Here’s what they had to say.
Urwa, who is playing the role of Meera defines “immoral.”
Farhan, who stars as Arsh, says it shouldn’t hurt to be a child
Veteran actor Bushra Ansari, who has earned praise for her performance as Sheedan, says the serial highlights the issue in a subtle way and needs to be supported
Sharmeen also spoke in favour of Udaari
Meesha Shafi feels snubbing such plays is a failure on our part
TV star Maya Ali posted a strong message
Super model Nadia Hussain also highlighted the importance of the serial
“I am a mother of two and I am against child abuse. But if we want to stop it, we have to work together and that in the same language,” says model Fia Khan.
“It is based on a social cause and we should create awareness in our society through such drama serials,” says TV actor Yumna Zaidi.
Twitter also showed support