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Mahira Khan talks about how patriarchy affects women

Mahira Khan (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)

By: Mohnish Singh

Majority of television shows in Pakistan revolve around patriarchal tropes, but a new offering titled Razia, which has actress Mahira Khan playing the lead role, takes a different approach and goes against the prevalent narrative.

Khan recently appeared on a talk show as a part of promotions and addressed how patriarchy leads to oppression of women. She lamented how women are robbed off their rights very young, after which the cycle snowballs out of control to a point where women themselves are not aware of what they are worthy of.

“This is the first right you take away, and then you just keep taking and taking. Eventually, there comes a point when she herself forgets her rights, and questions if they are even hers when told otherwise… Just on the basis of being human – forget woman, man, everything, the fact that you are human means you must have rights,” the Raees star said.

The mini-series Razia, which premiered last week, very boldly tackles the patriarchal notions society is plagued with.

Meanwhile, Mahira Khan is also set to star alongside her frequent co-star Fawad Khan in Pakistan’s first Netflix original Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo.

Along with them, Ahad Raza Mir, who featured in the Netflix series Resident Evil, is a part of the lead cast. The series is an official adaptation of Farhat Ishtiaq’s bestselling 2013 Urdu-language novel of the same name.

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