Madiha Imam Speaks About Zee5 ‘S Web-Series
Madiha Imam Relates To Ek Jhooti Love Story
Madiha Imam recently spoke about the realities of living in Pakistan and how desi homes have a set pattern that is perfectly depicted in entertainment portal Zee5 ‘s web-series. Madiha Imam is playing the main lead with Bilal Abbas Khan's Ek Jhooti Love Story.
The web-series has taken up space and made its way into many homes that can relate to the story of Ek Jhooti Love Story, it opens up dialogue to topics that aren’t casually discussed amongst our society, the web-series also discusses the common problem of many middle class Pakistani’s like, trying to constantly cope up with certain age old practices and appearances that are thought to be “decent” or “respectable” in our society. Madiha Imam also picked one topic that she feels is important, the constant and heaving pressure on Pakistani women to get married or “settle down” as known by our society.
Madiha Imam while talking to BBC Asian Network said, “It's not even a class issue, it's not about people who are rich or not rich, educated or not educated. It has penetrated all the way down into our culture, into the society we are living in. So even if you're educated, you'll look at me and say 'oh, you're 29? Aren't you married yet?'
Madiha thinks it’s imperative that people start realizing where to draw the line with intrusive questions and ask themselves this before aiming their questions at someone else : "I am an intellectual being, and I'm asking a 30 year old [about marriage]. First of all, it is emotionally not cool, and second, why would you ask someone that? It is so inappropriate anyway."
Calling out people who are unwilling to change their thinking pattern and continue to ask private questions like such, Madiha Imam also spoke about how its something that runs from one generation to next and has been for many years but it’s now time to stop, reflect and change. Madiha Imam said, "It's a pattern that's been happening with our parents, our grandparents, but then people don't talk about it and they just live by it. They think this is normal and any other way is abnormal.”
Talking about Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do, Madiha Imam reminisced walking out of the cinema after watching it and thinking how remarkably the director used a light-hearted setting to speak up about women's issues like emotional eating or suffering from depression, or their sheer power despite rejection or lack of acknowledgement.
"Mehreen Jabbar has also done something very light-hearted but it's a serious, serious issue." Imam said praising Mehreen Jabbar’s work. We hope narratives like these are watched far and wide and are able to change the way people think, for the better.