Aymen Saleem, Hira Mani and Shahzad Sheikh's upcoming drama Ibn-e-Hawa to tackle misogyny

Published 03 Nov, 2021 12:35pm

Irfan Ul Haq

The story will show how a man is 'taught that a woman is inherently evil' in a patriarchal system.

Actors Aymen Saleem, Hira Mani and Shahzad Sheikh will be seen sharing the television screen in the upcoming drama Ibn-e-Hawa.

The drama is being produced by Momina Duraid and has been written by Saji Gul. Ahmed Kamran is the director. The cast also includes Sana Fakhar.

Ibn-e-Hawa will mark Saleem's comeback to television dramas after her successful debut as Ramisha in the drama Chupke Chupke. She temporarily quit the entertainment industry after the drama because she was overwhelmed but soon returned.

In a comment to Images, writer Saji Gul said that the drama's theme tackles the issue of misogyny. "It will be about how the mind of a man is moulded within a patriarchal system, how he is taught that a woman is inherently evil, how the man starts seeing all relationships in a negative light and as a burden, how he sees a woman as a deceiver," he said.

"Normally the terms Ibn-e-Adam (son of Adam) or Bint e Hawwa (daughter of Eve) are used," he said."However, [we tend to forget] the son of Adam is also the son of Eve, he doesn't just descend from Adam alone."

The drama will air on Hum TV at the beginning of 2022, according to Gul.