“Sharmeen Obaid shows a negative image of Pakistan and gets Oscar”: Khalil-ur-Rehman
Recently, renowned writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar revealed why he doesn’t work in India and talked about why the short film by Sharmeen Obaid got Oscar.
The writer of the famous drama Mere Pass Tum Ho, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar appeared in a podcast of Nadir Ali. In a conversation with Nadir, the writer talked about the chances of his patch-up with actress Mahira Khan, offers from the Indian film industry, LGBT and directors who getting recognised on international platforms by showing a negative image of Pakistan.
While talking about Oscar-winning director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Khalil-ur-Rehman said, “people who are saying she has shown the negative side of Pakistan and got an Oscar, they are 200% right”.
He said, “make a short film and show a distorted image of my country, they have reserved an Oscar for you”.
He suggested to the director that, “Sharmeen should come to Pakistan and work here. She even knows how to take a single shot”.
“Even if you don’t know anything about direction but paint Pakistan negatively on an international level, you will automatically get an award”, Khalil-ur-Rehman concluded.