Khuda Mera Bhi Hai – Showcasing a New Outlook
Who else was slightly sick of Pakistani television and its tendency of producing the same Saas-Bahu, lost love stories? Definitely, Me!
But Good news! Our production houses have finally woken up, and realized that they can provide messages that aren’t just there to amuse the audience.
Previously, with Udaari, which spoke off child sexual abuse, and social class divisions, and now, with Kuda Mera Bhi Hai, these dramas are catering to our society in a way that is previously unheard of.
The series in question, talks about transgenderism and its implications in our society, highlighting just how mistreated they really are.
The show casts Ayesha Khan as Mahagul, the woman who gives birth to a transgender child, and thereafter refuses to abandon him. Syed Jibran is Zain, the man who leaves his wife, after she gives birth to a child that his family can never accept. Furqan Qureshi is Noor – the child whose only fault was to be born a transgender.
In a world, where a trans person will never be accepted in a cis community, the drama serial is one which is making waves. It is educating people about just how normal a person who is different can be.
Previously, our conceptions about trans people, were all centred on the image of them, we see on our streets; men dressed as women. And because anybody who does something that is separate from societal norms is the devil himself, we shunned them. We shunned them, because that is what we do.
Now, we are seeing an attractive male on screen, who nobody would negatively label, and he is trans. We are realizing that they are just like us. It could be anybody who’s walking on the street, because they are, in fact, normal.
If nothing else, Khuda Mera Bhi Hai is enlightening an ignorant society about their perceptions about gender. And if nothing else, it will make us realize that the only people who are wrong in this scenario, are the labelers.
Edited by: Sana Malik