Khuda Aur Mohabbat is perhaps the most talked-about drama of recent times. Starring Feroze Khan and Iqra Aziz in lead roles, this pseudo-romantic play has failed to live up to our hopes. In the latest episode, we saw an intense encounter between Farhad and Mahi. This led to a lot of debate amongst people as many viewed Farhad’s character to be highly problematic.
This week’s episode showed Mahi clearly telling Farhad that she is not interested in him and will soon be getting married to a very affluent man. Despite knowing his social status and the fact that Mahi never fell in love with him, Farhad gives a rather bitter reaction to Mahi’s confession.
What is wrong with Farhad in Khuda Aur Mohabbat
Farhad’s character is projected as a true, selfless lover, however, his actions prove otherwise. As soon as he realizes that Mahi does not love him at all, he starts ridiculing her. He continues to curse her till the time our ears start to hurt. We fail to understand that what sort of lover abuses his lady love in such a brutal manner.
Unfortunately, instead of proving himself as the hero, Farhad is turning out to be a villain who is chasing and annoying the poor girl. Even though he knows that Mahi has never confessed love towards him yet he believes that Mahi should still adore him! This is patriarchy at its best!
Time to change the narrative
We all need to realize that it’s 2021 and everyone has a right to choose his/her life partner. One cannot enforce themselves upon others. Why do producers still want to show extremism as a form of love? It’s high time we reject such artificial heroes who know nothing more than being absolute creeps. Khuda Aur Mohabbat can definitely do better!