Shazia Naz, Mahira challenge society's distorted perception of second marriage.


Byline: Faizan Javed

LAHORE -- In a country like Pakistan where traditional conservative thought shuns any idea of female liberation, it comes as no surprise that second marriages and that to for women, is a concept as alien as it could get.

Nurtured to subconsciously meet her life's biggest goal...her wedding, one often times wonders...what happens to all those women who might be in an unhappy marriage? What happens when they decide break it off and remarry? Do they deserve to celebrate the second marriage as joyfully as the first? Who gives anyone the right to strip these women of the freedom to celebrate it first, second or even third? A recent video that breaks away from the shackles of social norms comments on the same.

Starring the two actresses ShaziaNaz and Mahira Khan as sisters, the video captures the bittersweet feelings of shame and joy a woman might feel when remarrying. Shamed by society's remarks, she still brims with joy for having found another chance for companionship.

The concept of the video aptly comes forward as the naani exclaims 'Jo bethgayi so bethgayilekinpehli inning k baadkhelkhatamthorinahojatahai'. The video compels viewers to become more acceptable of the right to celebrate a...

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