Hum TV is one of the leading channels of Pakistan. They paved their way to success by reviving the Pakistani dramas which were suffering during the mid 2000’s when everyone was watching Star Plus dramas. Hum TV is run by Sultana Siddique, Moomal Shunaid and Momina Duraid. These are three leading ladies that are behind every drama that goes into production under the banner of Hum TV.
In the last couple of decades, Hum TV has produced some superhit dramas and as a result, those dramas have given out some big names to the industry. Hum TV’s constant support has earned these actors massive popularity and star status. Among those stars, the biggest names are Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan. Although it is good to see Hum TV going out of the way to promote new talent but the precedent they are setting to achieve that is wrong on so many levels. Channel heads like Sultana Siddique and Momina Duraid have proved it time and again that they will do anything to please their favorite stars. The drama industry evolves but in the field of arts, newcomers learn the craft and skills from their seniors who have left behind their legacies. Hum TV has time and again proved that at the expense of senior and veteran actors, they will do what it takes to please the stars from their lobby.
These are the look at the two major incidents which show how Hum TV has disrespected the legends:
Badar Khalil And Fawad Khan (2014)
In 2014, Badar Khalil was invited to attend Hum Awards as she was receiving The Lifetime Achievement Award. After the function, she let everyone know how Sultana Siddiqui humiliated her, only to accommodate Fawad Khan. Badar Khalil clearly stated that it was not Fawad Khan’s fault to demand to be seated in the front row. According to Badar Khalil, she could hear Fawad Khan on the phone call to Sultana Siddique, where he told her that he will not attend the function if he will not be seated in the front row. Sultana Siddiqui asked Badar Khalil to vacant her seat and sit somewhere else. Badar Khalil left the award she had received on the seat and chose to walk out of the function. Badar Khalil left for Canada after this incident, but after she came back, she spoke to Faysal Qureshi in detail and explained what had happened. She stated again that it was not Fawad Khan’s fault, however it was the responsibility of Sultana Siddique to make sure to not hurt her or Fawad’s feelings. Badar Khalil said that Sultana Siddiqui’s daughter in law Momina Duraid was also seated next to her, but she didn’t ask her for a favor, rather told Badar Khalil to do so.