Writer Farhat Ishtiaq says Yeh Dil Mera 'won't romanticise harassment'

Writer Farhat Ishtiaq says Yeh Dil Mera 'won't romanticise harassment'

The teaser for Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly's drama ignited a debate online about normalising workplace harassment.
Updated 07 Nov, 2019

Are we tired of seeing Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly pair up on screen? Nope!

But are we tired of dramas romanticising workplace harassment? Yes!

One of the teasers for the duo's upcoming drama, Yeh Dil Mera ignited a debate on social media about whether the show was normalising unwanted advances from your boss.

However, the writer of the serial, Farhat Ishtiaq (Humsafar, Udaari, Yakeen Ka Safar) has responded to the criticism hinting that there's more to the story:

Responding to a tweet that implied that audiences were jumping to conclusions, Ishtiaq wrote: "Thanks for your confidence. InshaAllah will never romanticize rape, sexual harassment, misogyny."

Guess we'll just have to wait for the drama to air and see what's really going on.


isha Oct 22, 2019 07:01pm
sorry but that is text is text book work place harassment, At no point is it ok to have such inappropriate conversation with your coworker
Mani Oct 23, 2019 01:47am
A trailer is basically a short film. In this film omanticism for sexual harrasment is clearly exhibited. The filmmakers presented what people perceived. Perhaps they crafted a poor trailer, which casts a doubt on the quality of their drama.