Mere Paas Tum Ho’s Shahwar: The Villain Any Woman Would Fall For

Adnan Siddiqui
Pakistani showbiz scene has never been short on sex-appeal when it comes to men – not exactly surprising given that Pakistani men have been routinely featured on many global most handsome lists. And when it comes to our male stars, their suave looks aside, the amenable on and off-screen persona they sport adds much to their overall appeal in the eyes of the viewer.
Currently, ARY Digital’s television serial Mere Paas Tum Ho is all the rage, and one man who has managed to stand out and catch the viewers’ attention, the drama’s star-studded cast notwithstanding, is Adnan Siddiqui. In the serial, he plays the character of Shahwar, a sophisticated, successful businessman with dark shades and definitely a questionable agenda.

‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ has quite a star cast!

That Adnan has managed to shine is especially noteworthy as having popular actors like Humayun Saeed and Ayeza Khan on board, Mere Paas Tum Ho is already pretty high on star power. Humayun Saeed is an uber-celebrity who needs no introduction — he is a powerhouse of talent who has been ruling the silver screen and the television-drama scene for some time now, whereas Ayeza Khan is a coveted star in her own right.

Adnan Siddiqui too has had a luminary career dotted with applaud worthy performances in television serials and international film projects, however, this time around, he was an underdog who just might have managed to steal the spotlight. While the credit for this in part also goes to the much-celebrated writer Khaleel-ur-Rehman Qamar, it has to be said that Adnan has brought his A-game forward in interpreting the villainous character, the result being an engaging and gripping performance that captivates the audience.

Meet Shahwar

Adnan’s character is hardly a pleasant one on paper. Shahwar is a womanizer who has everything a man could dream of except a wife. He sets his eyes on the married Mehwish (Ayeza Khan), who happens to be the wife of Danish (Humayun Saeed). Impressing her with his opulent lifestyle, Shahwar uses every possible tactic from the proverbial playbook to woo her. This involves using his charm, extracting her sympathy and of course using his wealth, to win her over.

Mehwish, on the other hand, is caught in a dilemma, since she is already in a committed relationship with her husband and loves him too – however, Shahwar’s appeal leaves her spellbound and she inevitably ends up falling for him, too. Credit has to be given to Adnan’s performance that makes all of this surprisingly believable, one of the reasons why the audience buys into this story. Crucially, he manages to beguile the audience (like Mehwish) as well with his charm and charisma. One would hardly be surprised if some women, watching the play, question if they too would fall for Shahwar as well!

But are we rooting for him?

Adnan’s suave yet villainous avatar suits him to the hilt – the actor manages to build an engaging, mysterious aura around his character so plausibly that some might just might forgive him for his villainous motives. We say that knowing well that in the play, he is destroying somebody’s home as well as the sanctity of marriage. It is a testament to his performance that one almost ends up rooting for the villain here.

Should Mehwish in Mere Paas Tum Ho warm up to Shahwar’s charms and leave her husband? Let’s see what the serial has in store for the future. Be sure to share your views with us in the comments section below!


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