Are Humayun Saeed and Sajal Aly Starring Together in Main Manto Nahi Hoon?

Main Manto Nahi Hoon Cast

Khalil ur Rehman is a highly acclaimed and controversial name. The screenwriter has his way with success and has produced multiple hit scripts during his time in the industry. So, when he appeared on Mazaak Raat recently and revealed the leading stars for his upcoming serial Main Manto Nahi Hoon, it piqued our interest.

The Meray Paas Tum Ho writer revealed that Humayun Seed and Sajal Aly will be starring in his latest serial Main Manto Nahi Hoon. Now it is to note that Qamar is known to name-drop a considerable amount in the past and get in trouble for it. He has also announced the involvement of other names for this exact same project in the past.

So, let’s discuss this timeline and see if Humayun and Sajal really are starring in this.

Sajal Aly, Mehwish Hayat and Maya Ali Have All Been Linked to Main Manto Nahi Hoon

As mentioned above, Qamar did name other actors for these roles in the past. While Humayun’s involvement was always confirmed, it was Mehwish Hayat and Maya Ali that were meant to star alongside him. These names were dropped during the height of the pandemic which may have also caused problems with them moving forward. The Khel Khel Mein star Sajal Aly is apparently starring as Saeed’s co-lead now. Sajal Aly is most likely to appear in the lead role, but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.

Sajal has worked with director Nadeem Baig in the past on Sinf-e-Aahan but this will be her first collaboration with Humayun Saeed and Khalil ur Rehman Qamar.

Now it is normal for contract negotiations to go sour or for the project to not materialize for a couple of reasons. One of them might be Qamar’s attitude and temper tantrums when an actor rejects an offer to work with him. The same might occur with Sajal as well. Our sources have also yet to confirm this news.

A Marketing Ploy for Main Manto Nahi Hoon?

One other reason that may justify the flurry of names a little is marketing. Humayun and his team of creatives are quite savvy while teasing their projects both on the big and small screen. Just a few years ago, Saeed generated hype going into the Meray Paas Tum Ho finale that three alternate endings were filmed for the show.

This did end up seeming to be a lie but Humayun succeeded and all his efforts paid off in the form of ratings. Here is a detailed timeline of all the marketing ploys done for Meray Paas Tum Ho in particular. Nonetheless, it is up to the fans to decide if they are okay with being misled by producers or not.

KRQ’s Name-Dropping Habit

Now coming back to Qamar’s habit of name-dropping, it definitely has got him in a lot of trouble. One of them as mentioned above was when Urwa Hocaine decided not to star in Khalil’s colossal failure feature film Kaaf Kangana.

His feud with superstar Mahira Khan is also infamous. He revealed that he punished the Sadqay Tumhare star by not giving her lead roles in Meray Paas Tum Ho and London Nahi Jaunga. These too seem to not have much truth to them and may just be further ploys to generate headlines. Afterall, the multi-hyphenate himself is the biggest star in all his projects.


All controversies and misleading news aside, one thing is for sure – Khalil and his frequent collaborators, Humayun Saeed and Nadeem Baig, always deliver. His dialogues and storytelling are still unparalleled and we are excited to see whoever ends up joining the cast for Main Manto Nahi Hoon.


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