Here’s why asking Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane to hold hands to confirm their relationship status is messed up

Here’s why asking Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane to hold hands to confirm their relationship status is messed up

The couple was questioned about their personal lives at a Tich Button media briefing and told to hold hands by a reporter and it was pretty weird.
21 Nov, 2022

There is a fine line between news coverage and badgering someone with invasive questions, and journalists need to learn where to draw it.

Recently, Farhan Saeed and Urwa Hocane showed up for a Tich Button media briefing with the rest of the team in Lahore. The session was going well with journalists asking relevant questions about the film and production until one decided to cross a line that shouldn’t have been crossed. He asked the couple to hold hands and confirm their relationship status.

In the video, recorded by Halchal TV, he introduced himself and demanded Saeed and Hocane pay attention to him while he asks this question. At first, he tried to play it safe and questioned them using an analogy, “I want to ask a question about your lives — this film is Tich Button, is this button coming apart or is it tich [intact]?”

The Mere Humsafar actor was quick to respond with a generalised answer. “It is tich, this is Tich Button, our family is also tich, our Punjab is also tich and [so are] however many families that are watching, can derive value out of it and relate to it. Our entire Tich Button team is tich,” he said.

Instead of taking the hint upon receiving a very clearly dodged answer, the reporter then had the audacity to say, “Can you two join hands so we know…” Saeed in good humour lightly dismissed him by saying his name, “Thakur saab…” repeatedly until he stopped talking. The team laughed it off on stage and curtailed their discomfort, moving past it but that doesn’t make any of it okay.

There have been speculations about Hocane and Saeed’s relationship status but until and unless they choose to speak on the matter, their privacy NEEDS to be respected. It is simply basic human decency. Just like you wouldn’t go around asking people in your life about what is going on in their personal life, you have to have the same consideration for celebrities’ boundaries as well.

People often tend to forget that celebrities are also people and they have emotions just like us. They are not immune to discomfort or anger or disturbance. And fans may feel like they know them after developing a connection with their onscreen characters but that doesn’t give them a right over their personal life. Like everybody else, they need their space and the right to divulge whatever information they want, whenever they want with the public.

So Thakur saab, please stop being a toxic aunty. Back off and respect other people’s boundaries.


M. Saeed Nov 21, 2022 01:56pm
Artists are just following their bread winning professions, like anybody. If we ever consider their on-screen chemistry, it should only be appreciated as their excellence in profession, not in their real life. One should have that much understanding to comprehend.
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 21, 2022 02:04pm
Who cares?
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CarelessWhispers Nov 21, 2022 02:21pm
Every unprofessional behavior shown by the journalist & very well handled by the actor, many will loose temper
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Sm Nov 21, 2022 03:33pm
So are they still together or not...
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NYS Nov 21, 2022 03:44pm
Journo inquired rightfully , They tied knot highly publicized manner and now when they are living separately keeping it mum Ultimately, this is the matter of concern
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Avenger Nov 21, 2022 04:36pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Clearly you do. Since you are here below this article.
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Wife of Dr Salaria Nov 21, 2022 06:21pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Yaar tum kya cheez ho?
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Najia Aasim Nov 21, 2022 06:31pm
Massive respect to Farhan Saeed for handling such questions intelligently and taking care of Urwa during all these promotions..The journalist showed an unethical behaviour, very unprofessional. We have no right to invade and inquire the privacy of celebrities personal lives..If they are not ready to disclose we should not indulge .
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Hanif Nov 21, 2022 07:18pm
unfortunately, I am not surprised.
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Ehsan Nov 21, 2022 07:24pm
Third class and unprofessional
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Shaman Nov 22, 2022 12:07am
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad as u sow so shall u reape
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Hanna Nov 22, 2022 03:20am
@NYS how is this a matter of any concern to you?as you said it's they who tied the knot not you so let them deal with it
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Hanna Nov 22, 2022 03:25am
@Sm let them decide that,maybe they want to give it some time to repair things,there are couples who live separately for years but don't get divorced,we should know that everything is not black and white, marital relationships can complicated
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imran Nov 22, 2022 07:10am
plz do not interfere in their personal life, common for our society
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