On a television screen that is marred with same old housewife tales, Sar e Rah came as a breath of fresh air for the television audience. We saw different stories also showing empowerment and positivity and at the same time exposing negativity that exists in the society at different levels. Saba Qamar, Muneeb Butt, Saboor Aly, Hareem Farooq and Sunita Marshall all did justice to their roles and every story was effective.
One episode that started so many conversations was with Muneeb Butt who played an intersex individual in the drama. It was a story of how a supportive father can change a child’s life who is otherwise shunned by the society. Muneeb put a strong performance forward but a huge controversy was stirred as people thought Muneeb was playing a trans character.
Writer Adeel Razzaq in conversation with Fuchsia talked about how he knew that the character might get some criticism but he was not expecting so much backlash. He though thinks that even negative publicity helped more people to watch the drama who would not have tuned in otherwise.
This is what he said:
He also revealed why Sarang was presented as a boy as many intersex individuals in our country are seen donning a female presentation. To this he said that there is always a negativity that society attached to such presentation which made him decide to present him as a boy. He also clarified that people talking about surgeries and what not on the internet while Sarang was naturally intersex and the focus of the story was increasing tolerance and not indulging in further medical options.