Pakistani drama serial Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha has gained massive popularity in very little time. Asides the storyline, one of the biggest reasons for this Saad (Wahaj Ali).
Saad is one of the main male leads in the show, he is the husband and cousin of Maheer (Hania Amir) the female lead.
While Saad has always loved Maheer and has cared for her since day 1, Maheer has feelings towards another man, and despite knowing how she feels, he has given his 100% to the relationship.
Unlike cliché leads, Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha’s Saad is a whole new league. So much so, Netizens have praised Wahaj’s character for being sensitive, down-to-earth, attentive, and for being devoted to his wife as he is to his parents.
In an interview, the female writer behind this iconic character and drama, Sidra Sahar Imran shared that she felt it was extremely important to address the toxic double standards that exist in our society, including shaming men for being sensitive or showing emotions and having a kind heart.
Moreover, she added that there is a need for men like Saad who are non-toxic in our society, and we couldn’t have agreed more. She said, “I had observed that often romance novels will depict the girl as a ‘sati savitri’ who will sacrifice all that she has, but I used to think that men also exist in our society why can’t we depict them the same way?”
She added that many people on social media were in fact shocked to see such a character on the TV screen. “I can see that most people are shocked that a man like Saad is acting this way. Because we are so used to men not being able to tolerate a lot of abuse.
“Our society cannot understand the fact that men should be sensitive and soft-spoken since we are used to the standards telling them to be tough and loud. In our male-dominant society, we encourage men to be real men they need to be aggressive and outspoken to prove their worth.
“But there are a lot of men like Saad out there and I wanted to write a character like him.”
Imran added that she could have shown and revealed her anger in Saad through the Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha script, but she refused.
“I didn’t want my character to act in this manner, after coming a long way. He will not cater to such toxic standards about what a real man is.” She concluded.
Mujhe Pyar Hua The Storyline
Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha is a love triangle between Maheer, Saad, and Areeb. Saad has always been in love with his cousin Maheer but when he fails to confess it to her, life takes a different turn; and Areeb enters the frame.
Areeb’s toxic mother forces him to leave Maheer at the wedding venue, hence Saad steps up and takes Maheer as his wife to save her respect. But, Areeb realizes his mistakes and tries to convince her to accept and forgive him.
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