Faysal Quraishi draws flak for video of his distressed son reacting to violent scene in Dil-e-Momin

Faysal Quraishi draws flak for video of his distressed son reacting to violent scene in Dil-e-Momin

Netizens were riled up by the video of the young child fretting over his father being beaten up on TV.
22 Jan, 2022

Actor Faysal Quraishi recently posted a video of his son, Farmaan, reacting to a scene from his drama Dil-e-Momin in which he was beaten up drawing mixed reactions from netizens. While some believed it was funny and cute, others thought otherwise.

Many people took to the comment section of his post to tell him this event could traumatise his son. The clip shared by Quraishi was from a scene shown in a recent episode of Dil-e-Momin where Gohar Rasheed has a go at Quraishi for allegedly harassing his student. The scene showed Quraishi being beaten up and choked and his son began to wail at the sight of it.

Celebrities Faryal Mehmood, Sami Khan and Nida Yasir all commented on the post and thought the child's reaction was "adorable" and "cute".

There were other people who cheered him on in the comment section and found the video funny but there were also several commenters who thought the video wasn't appropriate.

Several commenters said the child would be traumatised by watching his father be beaten up on screen. Such a young child likely wouldn't be able to understand that the violence was staged. Many others said that the look on the child's face wasn't anything to laugh about — he looked genuinely scared.

People felt that children shouldn't be made to watch scenes that aren't age appropriate. "These scenes should be avoided in front of kids poor kid is so scared," wrote one commenter.

Another highlighted that "children are so sensitive at this age. We can't even imagine how their brain is processing such things."

While on the surface the video could be seen as cute — a child reacting so seriously to something that is obviously fake — there is some content that just isn't age appropriate. Any young child would have been distressed at the sight of a fight, but for young Farmaan to see his father being beaten up would have been even more traumatic. Sometimes we don't think of the effect things will have on children because we know the things they are seeing are very obviously fake but it's important to realise that children experience things from a different and far more innocent viewpoint than adults.

Something that results in a laugh for adults could result in a traumatic experience for children and we should remember that.


Aziz Jan 22, 2022 06:51pm
It is sad to see actor exposing his son to this violence scene !
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Zulfiqar Jan 22, 2022 06:54pm
Very irresponsible. And posting it is even more so. Shows where our society is in terms of human development. No amount of fame and money can do what a few good books can.
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Nads Jan 22, 2022 07:11pm
“Babas” do tend to be the most kind and unkind at the same time !
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Zufar Jan 22, 2022 07:30pm
Only in Pakistan, the people we hope would lead by example are themselves lost and stupid beyond imagination, it is standard practice to watch horror movies and violent movies in presence of children, no such concept of age rating in Pakistan… the stupidity is beyond belief
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well-wisher Jan 22, 2022 07:42pm
Totally inappropriate scene that could have been avoided. Insanity and lack of effect on the child on and off screen only adds to acceptance of violence as normal in PK.
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Syed Jan 22, 2022 08:33pm
Dude you clearly have lost your marbels- pathetic and immature!
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Wsni M Jan 22, 2022 09:42pm
This is insane.
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Salma Jan 22, 2022 09:49pm
Most parents need to be educated properly about child development. Young children can't comprehend that what they see on screen as make believe. They react to violence on screen emotionally and it distresses them as it would in real life. That is why shows come with Ratings. As a seasoned actor Faisal Qureshi should know this . Not everything is entertainment.
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AAhmed Jan 22, 2022 10:15pm
Hope such an irresponsible act of his parents may not scar the child's memory forever and skew his personality.
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ST Jan 22, 2022 10:17pm
Not good for a child's mind.
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S khan Jan 22, 2022 11:47pm
I think people r overreacting for nothing. The kids reaction is natural and Faisal Qureshi didn’t do anything to traumatise him. It’s a normal reaction and they will laugh about it later on. These days the people have made kids very soft and it is not good for there own good.
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Ahmed Jan 23, 2022 03:37am
Can you please get angry when vulgar(fahashi) stuff is shown on tv? Children get exposed to it all the time
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Aziz Jan 23, 2022 04:40am
Surprised to see that such a sensible and mature actor could do such a stupid thing !
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Cye Jan 23, 2022 06:30am
It’s not a smart thing to do mr. Qureshi.
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Badar Jan 23, 2022 08:35am
Very unfair on the child...shame on FQ. Bad parents.
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Rizwan Jan 23, 2022 10:40am
Khuda har kisi ko en liberals aur wokes ke shar se bachaye.
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Shahed jamil Jan 23, 2022 10:51am
How stupid and insensitive ! Playing with the emotion of the child is unacceptable!
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Dr. Asim Maqbool Jan 23, 2022 12:34pm
This guy thinks he can do whatever he thinks in justifying his religion and culture - shame on his attitude
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Ijaz Jan 23, 2022 04:01pm
This is how we turn our children into violent intolerant adolescents. Then we wonder what has happened. Totally irresponsible.
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nk Jan 23, 2022 08:53pm
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry says "Extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness. Sometimes, watching a single violent program can increase aggressiveness. "
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ambreen Jan 24, 2022 08:02am
What was that for ??? Poor kid !
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sawera Ahmed Jan 24, 2022 09:59am
This is certainly not a cute reaction rather it's alarming... absurd reaction by so-called-celebrities like Faryal Mehmood
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Alam Jan 24, 2022 10:21am
Simply pathetic and dumb - reflects level of education
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