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Humayun Saeed Affirms Role in ‘Gentleman’ Draws Inspiration from Munna Bhai

Humayun Saeed Affirms Role in 'Gentleman' Draws Inspiration from Munna Bhai

“Gentleman,” the latest sensation in the realm of dramas, signifies the much-awaited return of Humayun Saeed to television after a hiatus of four years. Portraying the character of Iqbal Munna, a local Korangi tough guy with an unexpected touch of innocence, Humayun’s role has sparked comparisons to the iconic Munna Bhai from the 2003 Bollywood hit “Munna Bhai MBBS,” famously portrayed by Sanjay Dutt.

In a recent interview alongside co-star Yumna Zaidi, Humayun disclosed that his character draws inspiration from Munna Bhai. He remarked, “It wasn’t necessary for the character to be this way, but that’s the way Khalilur Rehman wrote it. The way he wrote it was that this character is inspired by the character of Munna Bhai.” Adding an air of mystery, Yumna hinted, “It could be,” suggesting potential plot twists without revealing too much.

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Responding to theories regarding Ahmad Ali Butt’s character, Dilbar, who serves as Munna’s loyal sidekick, bearing resemblance to Circuit from “Munna Bhai MBBS,” Humayun teased, “The fifth episode is coming soon; you’ll find the answer to this question in that. You’ll have to watch the fifth episode.”

Yumna assured fans that clarity would emerge as the narrative unfolds. She stated, “I think this will become clearer after the next episode. Also, as the drama progresses, I think people will forget this comparison and these similarities. We’ve forgotten it ourselves.”

Addressing criticism regarding the show’s portrayal of “gundagardi” in Korangi as unrealistic, Humayun defended the series, emphasizing, “There aren’t any dons in Korangi like the way we’ve portrayed them. This is a fantasy, and in this fantasy world, we’ve tried to show as much reality as we can. We even considered setting it in a fictional town, not Korangi. But we chose Korangi and even if we did, there’s no harm done.”