Ushna Shah Wants to Change Stigma Around Divorce in Pakistani Dramas

“Many scripts I work on perpetuate shame around divorce.”

Actress Ushna Shah-Amin wants the Pakistani showrunners to produce stories that tackle the stigma of divorce, while also celebrating the journey to independence and happiness.

Drawing from her personal experiences as the child of divorced parents, the Habs star shared her thoughts on Twitter, shedding light on the challenges faced by divorced characters in scriptwriting within the usual Pakistani dramas.

In her tweet, she wrote,

Many scripts I work on perpetuate shame around divorce. While I can’t reshape the conventions of scriptwriting or opt for unemployment, I stand by a vision. As the child of a divorcee who hustled with three jobs to raise us, the stigma on divorced characters feels deeply personal. I’m eager to be part of a story that addresses the stigma of divorce and combats the shame of being single after, celebrating the journey to independence and joy. Convincing producers to back such a risqué script, which may face societal backlash, is very challenging.

Ushna Shah’s candid expression of her desire to challenge prevailing norms in scriptwriting and to bring forth stories that promote a more open and empathetic understanding of divorce has garnered positive attention and support from her fans and peers.

Her commitment to breaking stereotypes and addressing real-life issues in her work demonstrates her dedication to creating meaningful and impactful narratives that resonate with a wide audience.

Ushna Shah is one of the most popular actresses in Pakistan. She has captivated audiences with her incredible acting skills and charming personality. The actress is known for being outspoken and controversial on social media, often arguing with other celebrities and fans.

The actress is happily married to her beau pro golfer Hamza Amin and they are madly and truly in love with each other which is shown by their loved-up pictures and cute banter on social media.

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