Pakistani dramas are often criticised for portraying toxic masculinity so when Farhan Saeed broke the “men don’t cry” stereotype in Mere Humsafar, fans were all praises.
The drama released episode 28 on Thursday which featured an emotionally charged scene where a heartbroken Hamza (Saeed’s character) got down on his knees to face his wife Hala, played by Hania Aamir, to talk “as equals”. He held her hands and started crying, carrying the conversation instead of bottling up his emotions as men are ‘expected’ to.
Fans took to Twitter to express how touched they were by the scene, saying “let men be soft” because “tears do not belong to any gender”.
They were super impressed by Saeed’s acting, especially “the sorrow in his eyes conveyed”.
Some cried with the actors.
Others were ready to avenge him.
They loved that he conveyed the “equality” he talked about visually as well when he got down on the floor when Hala did.
Even actor Nadia Jamil is hooked on the show.
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Fans applaud Farhan Saeed for breaking the ‘men don’t cry’ stereotype in Mere Humsafar’s latest episode