Renowned cricketer and former Pakistan national team captain, Shahid Afridi, recently appeared on Vasay Chaudhry’s talk show, “Gup Shab,” where he discussed various topics candidly. During the 34-minute episode, Afridi shared his thoughts on the Pakistani film “Main Shahid Afridi Hoon,” starring Humayun Saeed. The film was not a biopic but rather a fictitious narrative. This discussion arose when Afridi revealed that he had developed a liking for Punjabi dramas, thanks to his teammate Abdul Razzaq, who introduced him to Punjabi content. When asked about the kinds of films he enjoys, Afridi admitted that he had written the screenplay for “Main Shahid Afridi Hoon.”
In response to Vasay’s confession, Afridi humorously quipped, “Oh, you wrote that film? Its title should have been ‘Main Hoon Humayun Saeed.'” The audience erupted in laughter at his witty remark.
Afridi explained that he had given Humayun Saeed permission to use his name for the film’s title. He drew a comparison with the film “Munna Bhai MBBS,” which conveyed powerful messages to the audience. He mentioned that if the film was going to be similar and carry meaningful messages, he would gladly make an appearance. However, upon watching the film, Afridi humorously informed Humayun that he had given it the wrong title, suggesting it should have been called “Main Hoon Humayun Saeed” because of the actor’s prominent presence throughout the movie. Afridi expressed disappointment in not finding any significant messages in the film, making light of the situation.
In the same segment of the show, Afridi revealed his desire for a biopic to be made about his life, narrating his remarkable journey to becoming a cricket sensation. He stated, “It is my desire that a film be made on my life and the experiences that I’ve been through.”