After garnering love and praise for their on-screen jori in Yaqeen Ka Safar and Aangan, the real-life couple Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir are back with another drama serial, Yeh Dil Mera. Though fans eagerly wait for the couple to appear together on screen, this time around they were left disappointed with initial promos. Albeit much anticipated, Yeh Dil Mera instantly sparked a debate online about workplace harassment.
The first teaser of the romantic thriller made us nostalgic and showed a cute love story between the pair however, many thought that the second teaser was disturbing. We saw a young rich guy (played by Ahad) asking personal and irrelevant questions to Sajal’s character during a job interview.
The second teaser of Yeh Dil Mera
The drama is written by acclaimed writer Farhat Ishtiaq who has previously given us hit dramas like Humsafar, Udaari, Bin Roye and Yaqeen Ka Safar to name a few. The females leads in all her dramas are known to be strong, independent females who stood their ground. Hence, her fans were disappointed to see the scene and expressed their concerns on social media.
While people were pointing out everything that seemed wrong with the second teaser, others also stood with the writer, emphasizing that it is too early to judge a story by one clip.
Farhat also agreed with her fans who pointed it out and clarified that “she will never romanticize rape, sexual harassment and misogyny.”
Thanks for your confidence. Insha Allah will never romanticize rape, sexual harassment, misogyny
— Farhat Ishtiaq (@FarhatIshtiaq) October 20, 2019
Teasers are usually designed to grab attention in a few seconds and this may or may not be totally misleading. So let the drama start and judge it as the story progress.