Tere Bin producers deny giving permission for an Indian remake

Tere Bin producers deny giving permission for an Indian remake

Co-producer Abdullah Kadwani emphasises importance of upholding professional courtesy following reports of an Ekta Kapoor remake being in the works.
09 Mar, 2024

Following rumours that Indian director Ekta Kapoor was set to remake the hit Pakistani television drama Tere Bin, the showrunners have responded, stating that “no consent or permission has been sought” from them.

In a post on his Instagram, co-producer Abdullah Kadwani expressed “great pride” in the international acclaim and worldwide admiration garnered by Tere Bin, adding that it paved the way for “Pakistani content to resonate on a global scale”.

He highlighted that reports of an adaptation in India, “though unconfirmed officially,” were brought to his attention. He clarified that “no consent or permission has been sought from the producers of the channel regarding this matter”.

Reiterating his appreciation for the inspiration brought about by the show, he emphasised the “importance of any remake or adaptation being conducted with due regard to legal, ethical and moral considerations”.

“We hold deep respect for our fellow producers and request that this fundamental professional courtesy should be upheld.”

Indian media was recently abuzz with rumours that Kapoor would be remaking the show. However, the director never confirmed it. Reports went so far as to claim that actors Kanika Mann and Ayesha Singh were already under consideration for roles in the reinterpretation.

Geo TV’s romantic drama Tere Bin starred Yumna Zaidi and Wahaj Ali as the beloved Meerub and Murtasim, whose love story often went viral — sometimes for the wrong reasons and sometimes for the right reasons. However, there is no denying it was a fan favourite across the globe as the show amassed millions of views per episode on YouTube. It broke records and captivated audiences worldwide, making it a phenomenal success. After the show concluded, Kadwani promptly took to Instagram to announce a second season.


Syed Hasni Mar 09, 2024 04:47pm
Abdullah Kadwani is in a Rush, Ekta must be waiting for the green light from Dehli.
Laila Mar 09, 2024 05:57pm
What a shame so our neighbors across the border won't be able to copy a drama glorifying stupidity on part of the female protagonists and of course marital rape. Not a huge loss.
Jamil Soomro, New York City Mar 09, 2024 06:04pm
Where is Yasir Husain.? His bogus comment on Pakistani Dramas is going to put him to shame after reading all International praise for "Tere Bin." Congratulations.
Ehsan Mar 09, 2024 07:47pm
How can someone so blatantly think about copying
Asad Mar 09, 2024 08:57pm
Sue them internarionally, you will get support as west too is fed up with India copying their material and infringing copyright.
Manjurul Islam Mar 09, 2024 09:56pm
Wise know where the original is from and it neither belongs to Pakistan nor India.
Morning Star Mar 10, 2024 04:56am
India will steal the script and make it anyway and
Laila Mar 10, 2024 02:50pm
With the story of Tere Bin being riddled with plot holes the size of craters, Abdullah Kadhwani is deluded if he thinks Pakistani dramas or commercial films gave global appeal just because Indians watch it. They are desi and understand Urdu which is like Hindi. It's no secret they enjoy Pakistani dramas. Just like Pakistanis have been enjoying Bollywood. You won't see the cr*p AK and Humayun Saeed or Fahad Mustafa churns gain international appeal anytime soon. And certainly not There Bins glorification of the female protagonists stupidity or the story's misogyny and marital rape.
Tanushree Mar 12, 2024 01:37pm
The producer is lying just the way he lied about Tere bin 2. He has given rights and that’s the main reason behind Season 2 cancellation.
Laila Mar 13, 2024 02:21pm
Both countries have been copying each other for ages and never has there been regard for copyright or artistic credit. Otherwise one may ask, did the makers of the 2022 drama 'Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida' seek permission from the makers of some old Bollywood movie with the same story?
Gurpreet Singh Mar 15, 2024 12:09am
@Laila - The interest of Indians in Pakistani drama series is way overstated in the Pakistani media. I'd say less than 1% of Indians have ever seen a Pakistani series as there are literally hundreds of channels and innumerable shows to choose from. Indians were much more interested in Pakistani dramas back in the 1980s before liberalization of the economy when there were just a couple of channels.