We have always seen Sonya Hussyn playing powerful female characters in her projects and hence her refusal to play Mehwish-an infidel woman who is focused on material gains and worldly desires-in popular TV drama Meray Pass Tum Hu comes as no surprise to us.
Nevertheless, the actress who was the first choice of director Nadeem Bayg for playing the hit role in Meray Paas Tum Ho revealed her reasons for turning down the offer in a web talk show.
Talking to Iffat Omar on her talk show Say It All, the actress unveiled why she decided to reach such a decision.
“I have a problem when it comes to such roles actually. There is no acceptance of women in our society as it is, I didn’t want to play a role that would perpetuate more issues,” said the Ishq Zahe-e-Naseeb actress.
She added, “While I know it’s a story and there are actors who play these characters, I can’t see women characterized in such a negative light. I just couldn’t accept the role.”
Sonya also mentioned that even now she has no regrets about turning down the role despite the massive success of the show because she had taken the decision after putting in a lot of effort.
The role was played by Ayeza Khan who had enthralled the audience with her phenomenal acting in the show.