Pakistani actor Muneeb Butt is all set to play the first-ever role of a transgender assistant commissioner in his upcoming show opposite Saba Qamar.
The actor took to Instagram to announce this news while mentioning that he was looking forward to this different role and adding that this role and drama carry a beautiful message.
While sharing photographs from the set, the actor bend down with a heart-full caption, encapsulating his emotions and feelings.
I am really excited to announce that I am playing a very unique character of the first trans assistant commissioner in my upcoming project, something that breaks stereotypes in our society’
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While sharing about his experience Butt added that he has been anxiously waiting to reveal the character that he will be playing soon. He also shared that this has been the most challenging role that he has ever done because he has had to get out of his comfort zone while thanking his co-star Saba Qamar for her help.
“It’s a 6-7 episode series, more like what you see on Netflix or Amazon for the OTT platforms. It’s a USAID series in which each episode will be based on a different story and [all of them] are excellent. It highlights all basic, social issues such as the stereotypes in our society, and the way things are done and it breaks taboos. My character is of a guy who by birth is a hermaphrodite.”
Butt said that the drama reflects his character’s struggles and journey, and how he fights back against society. He receives an education with the support of his family and eventually, he opts for CSS and becomes an assistant commissioner.
“This has a beautiful message — we boycott such individuals from our society completely and they are left with a few options to work; becoming a sex worker, a dancer or begging at signals. So for them, it’s a message that if you study, work hard and don’t care about what people say then you too can achieve whatever you want,” said the 30-year-old star.
Qamar wrote that she had been waiting to announce that she’s part of a “very unique and special project” by Idream Entertainment for ARY Digital. However, details about her character have not yet been disclosed.
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We are eagerly looking forward to Qamar and Butt’s new show and hope that it can bring some insightful messages to help change the perspective of trans individuals among Pakistani citizens.
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