Iqra Aziz is one of the finest actresses we have produced in recent years. She has proved her mettle time and again with outstanding performances; giving us some mega-hit serials like Ranjha Ranjha Kardi and Suno Chanda.
Recently, her wedding with actor Yassir Hussain also remained the talk of the town.
Now the teaser of Iqra’s new show has dropped by and has caused quite an uproar amongst the netizens. Apparently the story is about a girl who is pretending to be a victim of domestic abuse; hence the title “Jhooti“.
— ARY Digital (@arydigitalasia) January 4, 2020
The teaser shows Iqra, faking injuries and torment caused by domestic violence and later laughing it off. Apparently, The first look of the show has not been received well by the audience.
I believe teasers are meant to tease but this #Jhooti teaser is too problematic. Unless it’s a story of a girl who fakes bruises because no one would believe how abusive her husband/susral is otherwise or is a revenge story bringing abusers to justice, I don’t see any redemption.
— Humeira Ajaz Kazmi (@humeirakazmi) January 5, 2020
Who the fuck wrote #jhooti who the fuck approved it and why the fuck did any actress even accept the role?
— el kamina (@faizwyd) January 5, 2020
— xunicornx1616🖤 (@Xunicornpopcor1) January 5, 2020
In Pakistan, the only two ways to give representation to domestic violence and its victims on tv;
• women are to become silent punching bags and then wait 20 years for "achai ka badla".
— the misandrist next door (@amnaaww) January 5, 2020
People are actually concerned over Iqra’s preferences for a script.
Wth is wrong with Iqra Aziz? Is she blind to choose scripts like #Jhooti?
— Kiran|Happy Birthday BEEEERAAA (@KiranRaza01) January 5, 2020
While others are hoping that the channel itself won’t let it go on air.
This is gross, disturbing and absolutely unacceptable. The writer has put a question mark on one of the major issues of our society i.e domestic violence. I hope you (@aryddrama) won't on-air this type of filthy content. I'm so disappointed in @iiqraziz and cast. #Jhooti https://t.co/3n7fv4T6to
— Hamayoon. (@humihere) January 5, 2020
If ARY airs #Jhooti , I am going to boycott all dramas of ARY. Doesn't matter what the content is.
Teaser of #Jhooti is so disgusting. How can you trivialise domestic abuse? In a country like Pakistan, this drama is nothing but a million steps back.@arydigitalasia
— وردہ نور (@Wardahwrites) January 5, 2020
People are concerned over how it diffuses the significance of such a crucial and prevailing issue of domestic violence.
out of all the things that should be raised awareness about through dramas, LYING about abuse is NOT one of them.
DOMESTIC ABUSE IS VERY REAL AND COMMON IN PAKISTAN.
— . (@BadassBakri) January 5, 2020
Pakistani dramas should get an award for being absolutely insulting and demeaning to a whole new level. Instead of creating awareness about domestic abuse, they decide to create a drama that makes a joke out of domestic abuse. Pathetic and absolute garbage, shame on iqra aziz https://t.co/Ld4GkvS6Jr
— Eman Sadiq (@EmanSadiq4) January 5, 2020
How are trash dramas like this still being made, which perpetuate the notion that women are liars & that domestic violence isn’t a problem. The vast majority of women experience domestic violence at some point in their lives & are too afraid to speak. Shame on @aryddrama! https://t.co/FPRNdyUNAe
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) January 5, 2020
Statistics validate that approximately 20-30% of women in Pakistan face domestic violence in some form. To add to the dilemma, in most cases of domestic abuse women are either not believed or are victimized; forcing them to stay into the abusive relationships and endure the burdens coming with them. Although it seems premature to assume what the actual story is about production houses are expected to handle such pivotal issues with care and sensitivity.
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