Humayun Saeed hosts party to celebrate success of Bin Roye AND Wrong No.

Published: July 29, 2015
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The superstar also invited cast and directors of upcoming films to rejoice at the revival of Pakistani cinema.

The superstar also invited cast and directors of upcoming films to rejoice at the revival of Pakistani cinema.

KARACHI: Humayun Saeed is a superstar in the truest sense. And he has a heart of gold. The actor hosted a grand party recently to celebrate the success of Bin Roye as well as Yasir Nawaz’s Wrong No. — a film which released on the same day as Bin Roye and has since been fiercely competing with it at the box office.

What’s even more thrilling is that Humayun didn’t just invite the team of Wrong No., he invited the cast and crew of several upcoming Pakistani films including Wajahat Rauf’s Karachi Se Lahore, Jami’s Moor, Asadul Haq’s Dekh Magar Pyaar Say, Asim Reza’s Ho Mann Jahan, his own production Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, Dr Hassan Waqar Rana’s Yalghaar and Hamza Ali Abbasi’s Kambakht.

“Actually, my friends were planning to throw a birthday party for me (his birthday was on July 27) but I told them instead of celebrating my birthday let’s celebrate the revival of Pakistani cinema. So we decided to cut the cake on Yasir’s (Nawaz) birthday (July 25),” Humayun told The Express Tribune.

That’s not it. Humayun got a special cake made with posters of all the aforementioned films and all the directors cut it together.

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

“This has never happened before in our industry,” veteran actor Javed Sheikh said who was also present at the event.

PHOTO: Ayesha Omar

Humayun’s Bin Roye co-star Mahira Khan revealed that Humayun had told her about hosting this party while they were attending the international premieres of their film. “The whole industry was there and it was great to see that. Honestly, this is the time for us to come together. To be united. Compete yes, but not cut each other,” she said.

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

Yasir Nawaz too was pleased by Humayun’s gesture. “It was great. This should happen more often. People don’t realise that we are not making films for money, we are doing this for passion. Even though it is a big hit, Wrong No. still hasn’t reached break-even because we are still a small industry. Insha Allah it will reach break-even soon and in a few years our films will fare even better but in the meanwhile it is important for all of us to remain united,” he said.

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

He added that during the promotions he repeatedly said Bin Roye‘s success would make him happy, and now that the film is doing well he is really happy for the entire team of Bin Roye. “Someone made a negative comment about Bin Roye on my Facebook page and I deleted it. I explained to that person it is important for us to stay away from leg-pulling and appreciate each other’s work,” Yasir said.

Asim Reza, whose debut film Ho Mann Jahan will hit screens after Muharram, termed Humayun’s gesture positive. “We all need to get together. It would never turn into an industry if we keep doing our own thing. It was a great party and we had a lot of fun but we should meet more often to discuss serious issues as well,” he said.

Karachi Se Lahore‘s director Wajahat Rauf said it was very kind of Humayun to invite him. “It was a very exciting moment (all the directors cutting cake) for us. We should do it too when our film is a hit insha Allah.”

Karachi Se Lahore is releasing in cinemas across Pakistan on July 29. The film’s lead actress Ayesha Omar was also present at the party. “I think it’s very very cool of Humayun and very generous of him. But Humayun is like that. Khulay dil wala. I would like to mention Samina (Humayun’s wife) as well because she always manages everything and is such a fantastic host,” she said.

Other celebrities present at the party included Sikander Rizvi, Sohai Ali Abro, Maria Wasti, Saqib Malik, Syra and Shahroz, Shehzad Sheikh, Momal Sheikh, Anoushey Ashraf, Nida Yasir just to name a few. Bilal Lashari and Hamza Ali Abbasi flew from Lahore and Islamabad especially to attend the event.

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

“I planned it in just one day because I was in the US and wanted to host it as soon as I got back,” Humayun said. “I apologise to those who I missed to invite. Especially Jami. I had sent him a message but it somehow didn’t get through. He texted me the next day saying why I didn’t invite him. So I sent him a photo of the cake that had Moor‘s poster on it and told him there’s no way I would miss his name intentionally,” he added.

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

Humayun stressed that it was important for everyone in the industry to stick together at this crucial juncture. “Wrong No. and Bin Roye both did well in spite of being pitted against a film as big as Bajrangi Bhaijaan. If our films weren’t good enough they would have been washed out. But they are going strong. My friends are calling me to ask for Bin Roye tickets because all the shows are house full,” he said.

The superstar said he always wanted this to happen: Pakistani films screened alongside Indian films. “We all need to work together and must support each other no matter what. Those who would join the industry in five, ten years will benefit from this. And at least we would be remembered for helping revive the Pakistani cinema.”

Absolutely! Humayun’s name is certainly one that won’t be forgotten. It’s heartwarming to see all our A-list actors and actresses show such amazing comradery and we wish we get to witness many more such events in the future.

Here are a few more photos from the party:

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

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PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

PHOTO: Humayun Saeed

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Reader Comments (22)

  • Sham
    Jul 29, 2015 - 1:15PM

    Celebrating success for Bin Roye ? Why does Humayun think the movie was a success ? He seems to be in his own fantasy world it seems. Recommend

  • Caresless Whispers
    Jul 29, 2015 - 1:58PM

    Wait a min when did Mahira Khan became a HE ???? ” Humayun’s Bin Roye co-star Mahira Khan revealed that Humayun had told him about hosting this party while they were attending the international premieres of their film.”Recommend

  • jatt da puttar
    Jul 29, 2015 - 2:40PM

    amazing .humayun saeed has just earned another fan(me) among million other .salute to u sirRecommend

  • jatt da puttar
    Jul 29, 2015 - 2:42PM

    plz publish the comments … sir humayun saeed u have made us proud . true pakistani and by this gesture proved himself to be an amazing human being Recommend

  • Humble Pie
    Jul 29, 2015 - 2:48PM

    A perfect halal selfie of Mr. Right Hamza Ali Abbasi!Recommend

  • Khadija
    Jul 29, 2015 - 4:27PM

    Humayun saeed is just fantastic….loved his gesture.. A true superstar indeed…Recommend

  • Hussain shah
    Jul 30, 2015 - 1:58AM

    This is unlikely to be published!!!!
    Most of these people are drunk . Pretty visible on their face and eyes. Recommend

  • muzammil
    Jul 30, 2015 - 2:12AM

    @Sham:
    bro it already earn 9 crores in just pakistan Recommend

  • Bhu
    Jul 30, 2015 - 10:40AM

    True Pakistani
    He represents Pakistan
    Just like he celebrates the “success” of his movie , Pak celebrates the “success” of Kargil warRecommend

  • hamid
    Jul 30, 2015 - 11:07AM

    humayun saeed great actor of pakistan.i have watched almost all of his dramas and movies.our prayers will be always with you.Recommend

  • Jul 30, 2015 - 12:57PM

    atleast get a nice camera or camera phone…Recommend

  • Sham
    Jul 30, 2015 - 1:14PM

    @muzammil:
    sis, earning 9 crores does not make it a hit.Recommend

  • Jul 30, 2015 - 3:22PM

    My concern is when you celebrate mediocrity, it becomes a bench mark. Bin roye is a very weak film. Its not about the budget or expensive cameras but direction, editing and storytelling. The film just dosent deliver.Recommend

  • tabassum
    Jul 31, 2015 - 11:01AM

    I like humayu saidRecommend

  • Sana
    Jul 31, 2015 - 4:36PM

    Despite of some of the weaknesses “Bin Roye” is a great hit…a complete family movie which could be watched again and again…Humayun truly celebrated the revival of Pakistan cinema…reminded us of time when families used to go together to watch descent movies. Mahira looked great and so does Humayun Saeed. A job well done….Recommend

  • Aug 1, 2015 - 10:40PM

    brilliant film well done crew, makes me proud to be a pakistani in a place from home……Recommend

  • shahid
    Aug 1, 2015 - 10:41PM

    great film….. keep it up people…..Recommend

  • Fazal
    Aug 9, 2015 - 9:20AM

    There is no one like Humayun Saeed (Golden Heart) in Pak Showbiz Industry. he is ruling the pak industry for last 20 years, Superstar and proud of Pakistan, Geo Humayun Saeed Recommend

  • Fazal
    Aug 9, 2015 - 9:21AM

    great Humayun SaeedRecommend

  • Sep 29, 2015 - 1:15AM

    Axhi film hai
    good 2 see all togetherRecommend

  • Sep 29, 2015 - 1:22AM

    So so film thi
    Good 2 see all togetherRecommend

  • Ayesha
    Oct 24, 2015 - 12:52PM

    I really start liking that man after watching his JPNA. It can easily be seen that our people are actualy serious for reviving ouer industry. Thank you Hmayon for giving such brilliant movie. Keep it up bro. You are truely Pakistani.Recommend

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