We agree that Meray Paas Tum Ho became a cult classic and garnered a loyal fan base in Pakistan. The drama serial became so big that its last episode was screened in cinemas and the ticket sales broke records for a number of local releases in the country.
— Salman Iqbal ARY (@Salman_ARY) January 29, 2020
There is no denying the fact that Meray Paas Tum Ho created blaze on social media with memes going viral and people trying their best to gauge what would happen in the finale. The drama also became a trend on Twitter in Pakistan as well. However, when CEO and founder of ARY, Salman Iqbal went ahead and claimed that the only other show, other than Meray Paas Tum Ho, who’s season finale had created such a big hype was Game of Thrones, we knew he was exaggerating a bit.
Last I heard of any serial finale was #GameOfThrones ! And now I hear of #MerePaasTumHo . I am just proud where our industry has reached! I am immensely proud to be a part of this fraternity and part of creating tv history! @iamhumayunsaeed @adnanactor @nadeembaigg
— Salman Iqbal ARY (@Salman_ARY) January 25, 2020
The hype, however died when the drama serial ended, but it seems, people still cannot stop talking about it. Recently, Shamoon Abbasi threw shade at the drama on a talk show, Bol Nights With Ahsan Khan.
Calling the makers of Meray Paas Tum Ho out, Shamoon Abbasi said,” The self proclaimed big shows that claim to have stepped ahead of shows like Game of Thrones or surpassed Avengers in cinemas, make me laugh. ”
Justifying his point, Shamoon added, “The day when the season finale of Game of Thrones was to be released, the makers had so much control on social media that platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter went down for 6 hours only to ensure that spoilers would not be shared. ”
Abbasi then went on to question if local drama producers had such control over their dramas to make such huge claims.