There must be some sort of misunderstanding, says Urwa Hocane about Sonya Hussyn’s legal notice

There must be some sort of misunderstanding, says Urwa Hocane about Sonya Hussyn’s legal notice

"We’re all professionals and we’re all mature enough to know that you don’t sabotage a project like that,” Urwa said after Sonya sent her a legal notice for unpaid dues.
Updated 01 Nov, 2022

Urwa Hocane has responded to a legal notice sent to her by actor Sonya Hussyn over a “breach in contract” for Tich Button. Sonya said she was not paid her contractual dues as the lead actor. Now, when asked about the notice in an interview, Urwa said she had no idea about it in the first place.

Urwa, the producer of upcoming film Tich Button appeared on Express TV’s The Talk Talk Show on Sunday where she was asked about the film, her experience as a producer and, most importantly, the legal notice she was sent by Sonya, one of the four lead actors of her film. “I’m not aware of this at all,” said Urwa.

When the show host pointed out that she is the only producer to have received the notice, Urwa said, “I’m a call away. We should speak to each other and find out. I’m not aware of this at all and I feel that there must be some sort of misunderstanding because we’re all professionals and we’re all mature enough to know that you don’t sabotage a project like that.”

She added that, as a team, it took time to add final touches to Tich Button two years ago, during the pandemic, and then they weren’t able to release it. She hoped that Sonya understands that a lot of hard-work went into making the film and getting it released. “I feel this is a misunderstanding,” she said.

What happened

In the legal notice dated October 22 and shared with Images, the Saraab actor’s legal team addressed the matter by reminding Urwa that she “entered into contractual relations” with their client. “Under express terms and conditions”, she agreed to pay Sonya a certain amount upon completion of the shooting, which began on February 2, 2020 and ended on June 5 the same year.

The notice states that even though Sonya performed her part of the contract “in exceptional circumstances” such as the outbreak of Covid-19, she was not paid her due “despite repeated requests and reminders” accounting for a “breach in contract”.

It noted that after quite some time, “in stark convention and blatant violation of contract”, the Meri Shehzadi actor “fraudulently” attempted to pay Sonya Rs500,000. The Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida actor returned that cheque and “unequivocally refuses to be a prey of [Urwa’s] fraudulent scheme,” according to the notice. The legal document also mentioned that Sonya is now demanding the payment that was agreed upon in the contract, which is “still outstanding”.


M. Emad Nov 01, 2022 02:49pm
NO ''Misunderstanding'' ---- actress Sonya Hussyn was not paid her contractual dues.
Nasir Askar Nov 01, 2022 03:45pm
Denial followed by Acceptance.
Soniye Tu Auder Te La Nov 01, 2022 06:15pm
Yea, that misunderstanding is called: Pay your bills!
Jaan Rahmbo Nov 01, 2022 09:21pm
Its simple open and shut case of non payment of dues as per written contract. Sonya has every right to request her money. If Urwa disagrees take her to court.
M. Saeed Nov 01, 2022 10:45pm
There is a provision called "force majeure" clause that is always an essential part of every contract to remove liability for unforeseeable and unavoidable catastrophes that interrupt the expected course of events and prevent participants from fulfilling their obligations. Even if omitted in any contract by mistake, it is understood as essential part and legal proceedings are required by law to take it into due consideration.
Just@Man Nov 02, 2022 01:49am
Is this news or just an attempt to stay in the news?
Imran Nov 02, 2022 04:42am
Simple, the more powerful you are in Pakistan the less you understand the Laws...
Ibrahim S Nov 02, 2022 05:36am
Sari rules