I happen to catch this one. Typical Express News
exploitation ploy. Both anchors were slyly egging
I salute Ismail Tara who despite continued provo-
cations from Majid Jahangir, kept saying that 50/50
was a joint effort and the credit for it must be
shared among all of it's performers and behind the
It was Majid Jahangir who kept insisting that it was
he and he alone, who carried the show, got the
Husn-e-Kar'gardagi Award and without him, Ismail
Tara could do nothing on PTV. Very insulting and
It was also recently reported that Majid Jahangir has
decided, once again, to leave Pakistan for USA. He
has not been able to earn a living here and was not
offered loans/grants from the Govt, as an actor of
his calibre should have, in his opinion.
On the whole it was sad and pedantic. It does not be-
hoove actors of their calibre and body of work, to
engage in such needless, pointless, petty little
arguments on-air, for everybody to see.
Again, Ismail Tara came out the better man. He did
get some digs in, but only when he was pushed to the
wall by Majid Jahangir. Who btw, should be pitied. For
he has not been able to come-up to his own expecta-
tions it seems and is angry and resentful, more at
himself, than anybody else.
I hope they can get past this bickering and start doing
some work again. There is so much room and freedom
available today, for their kind of smart, witty satire.
Sheikh 'Petty & Pedantic' Chilli