Faiza Saleem: Bride of the season

Comedian must be applauded for shattering stereotypes with her wedding


Entertainment Desk December 31, 2018

Faiza Saleem recently tied the knot with the 'love of her life' Abuzer. The star comedian recently took to social media to share her favourite moments from her wedding festivities with fans and followers. And can we just say, we are in complete awe!

One of the pictures from the couple's wedding photo-shoot went viral. It shows Abuzer with a sewing machine whilst Faiza looks over him, pinching his cheek. She has now opened up about the picture.

PHOTO: FAIZA SALEEM/INSTAGRAM PHOTO: FAIZA SALEEM/INSTAGRAM

"The photographer had asked me to sit with the sewing machine but Abuzer said he’ll do it," Faiza posted on Instagram. "Not that there’s anything wrong with me being on the machine. But we have been together for a few years now and one of the main reasons for that is that we don’t have defined gender roles, which means that we both don’t succumb to the pressure of doing what people think we should do."

She continued, "When we put people into boxes, we not only restrict their freedom but also their potential to be the best version of themselves. Over the years, we have both grown together, enabled and facilitated each other."

Faiza further said that she doesn't like it when people assume she will quit working now that she is married. "I get annoyed when people ask me, 'Will you continue to pursue comedy after shaadi? Is he okay with you doing it?' I wouldn’t have married a man only for his acceptance of my dreams," she said. "Abuzer does not “allow” me to do things. He celebrates me as I celebrate him. However, I know I’m very very lucky to have him because there are very few people like Abuzer."

PHOTO: FAIZA SALEEM/INSTAGRAM PHOTO: FAIZA SALEEM/INSTAGRAM

The bride previously opened up about how she didn't pay any heed to 'log kya kahengay' while planning her wedding. "I had decided to have the most fun at my wedding. I didn’t really care ke log kya kahenge," Faiza shared. "I hosted and performed a comedy night. I entered dancing with Abuzer and friends at our mehndi and danced throughout with my sneakers on. As women, we are expected not to be happy at our weddings. But why not? I’m marrying the love of my life. Everyone who matters is happy for me or should be happy for me."

Could we get an amen?

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