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Muneeb Butt responds to ‘Sar-e-Rah’ controversy with Maria B

08:32 PM | 21 Mar, 2023
Muneeb Butt responds to ‘Sar-e-Rah’ controversy with Maria B
Source: Muneeb Butt/ Maria B (Instagram)

The drama series "Sar e Rah" was a groundbreaking masterpiece that conveyed several lessons in just six episodes. Each character portrayed was unique, and Muneeb Butt's role as Sarang was exceptional, capturing the audience's attention. However, his role as an intersex person caused quite a stir and created a lot of controversies.

One of the most vocal critics of the drama was renowned fashion designer Maria B, who shared a clip of the show, calling it an agenda to promote trans identities in Pakistan. A particular scene featuring Nabeel Zafar and young Sarang triggered a lot of backlash on social media.

Butt refrained from responding to the controversy earlier and only clarified that Sarang was not a trans person but an intersex individual. But now, he has addressed Maria B's claims that the drama had an agenda, and he clarified his reasons for taking up the character.

Muneeb stated that, as a practising Muslim, he would not work on any agenda. He explained that if there was anything wrong with the character, he would not have taken it up, and his family would not have accepted it, let alone the public. Muneeb's response emphasizes that he took up the role of Sarang because he believed in the story's authenticity and that it needed to be told.

On the work front, Butt was last seen in Mast Mohabbat, Made For China, Baddua, Wedding Virus, Yeh Na Thi Hamari Qismat and Mujhay Vida Kar

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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