Sanam Saeed is asking all the right questions! The Cake star recently took to Twitter and asked fans, followers about their preferences on what they would like to see on the television. Lately, there has been much debate about the deteriorating content on television as dramas such as Nand, Jalan, Meray Paas Tum Ho raised eyebrows. Many called out the makers for highlighting problematic narratives.
“What stories do we want [to be] told? What is your favorite genre? What kind of content do you want to see in dramas on television and in films?” Saeed tweeted. And the ideas that came forward were brilliant.
“Stories about brave women who existed before partition, during colonial rule, before colonial rule, during the Mughal era, I want to learn about incidents from our south Asian history, well-researched content about real people from our past,’ a user shared.
“Separation and heartbreaks are overrated,” another user penned (and we agree), adding, “I feel a soft simple story could click [with the] audience too if the execution is done right and all the emotions are portrayed perfectly. Also, I wanna see more of thriller kind of stuff too.”
“I can’t watch a drama whose main theme is love and separation,” commented another one. “It could be a part of the drama but I want to see other things – it could be a thriller, inspirational, spiritual, things other than love that happen in this world. I like the romance factor but that shouldn’t be the only thing happening.”
“Zindagi Gulzar Hai struck a balance beautifully, Kis ki Ayegi Baraat did too. A group of friends – adult women taking a ‘girls trip’ and a Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara type Pakistani movie. To echo what everyone else has said just not more of the same. And thank you for asking this question!” said one user.
“True stories of religious historic figures,” one wrote, sharing another idea. “More Stories based on spirituality, that project Islam the way it is and how it would make us appreciate it. Coverage of what really happens in our countries – social/political issues.”
And many more ideas floated around.
Earlier, celebs like Mahira Khan, Sarwat Gilani, and others hoped for a better narrative will be portrayed on television.