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'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' Reflective Of Problems And Prejudices Young People Face: Writer Umera Ahmed

Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor

Pakistani author, screenwriter Umera Ahmed says she's aware that her popular drama "Zindagi Gulzar Hai" didn't go all the way in breaking stereotypes around gender roles but it was a conscious decision to reflect realities of the society. With its two central characters, Kashaf and Zaroon, played to acclaim by Sanam Saeed and Fawad Khan, "Zindagi Gulzar Hai" navigated the highs and lows of a romance through the prism of class divide and gender dynamics. Though lauded for its strong female characters and questioning gender norms, the show has also been called out for succumbing to gender stereotypes. In an interview with .

Mumbai: Pakistani author, screenwriter Umera Ahmed says she’s aware that her popular drama “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” didn’t go all the way in breaking stereotypes around gender roles but it was a conscious decision to reflect realities of the society. With its two central characters, Kashaf and Zaroon, played to acclaim by Sanam Saeed and Fawad Khan, “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” navigated the highs and lows of a romance through the prism of class divide and gender dynamics. Though lauded for its strong female characters and questioning gender norms, the show has also been called out for succumbing to gender stereotypes. In an interview with .


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