Nobody talks about marital rape: Iqra Aziz

Actor sheds light on that one scene from ‘Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’ that had everyone talking


Rida Lodhi May 23, 2019
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KARACHI: Beauty, brains and a bubbly personality to boot… what more can we say about Iqra Aziz? The starlet is on top of her game these days, what with numerous advertising campaigns and the second season of her super hit Ramazan comedy Suno Chanda ruling over television ratings these days.

Riding high on the success of her last serial Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, Iqra is well on her way to becoming the next it-girl of Pakistani showbiz. The Express Tribune caught up with the actor to find out more about her career trajectory and what she hopes to achieve in the near future.

‘The Express Tribune [ET]:’ Tell us about ‘Suno Chanda 2.’ What’s new, what’s different?

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Iqra Aziz [IA]: What's different about Suno Chanda 2 is that it’s shows my character Jiya with more wit, charm and spunk than before. We have introduced so many new characters as well.

Over all, there is more laughter in the show, especially because the new characters are really funny. And it is going to be tougher for Arsal (Farhan Saeed) and Jiya to admit how much they love each other and want to be with each other. It’s all about that as the sequel picked up from their first day after getting married.

ET: ‘Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’ has also garnered a lot praise. However, one particular scene from the show which depicted marital rape irked a lot of the audience as well. What do you have to say about it?

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IA: Ranjha Ranjha Kardi got a lot of praise, Alhamdulillah. I am glad that you have asked me about this particular issue, because it is a sensitive and important topic! We talk about child abuse, physical abuse, rape etc, we talk about so many things but nobody talks about marital rape.

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A marriage is supposed to be pure, it should be based on love, respect and should have consent involved in all matters.  I hope people understand this very important difference and work more towards making this right.

 

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ET: What are your upcoming projects? Anything particular you’re excited about? What can fans expect from Iqra Aziz in the future?

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IA: I didn’t have anything coming up, other than Suno Chanda 2. I am really excited for it and hope that everyone enjoy it as much as they did last year. I hope people like the sequel too.

ET: When do you plan on joining the film industry? Any offers that interest you?

IA: If there is something good and the script is good, if I get something which is really out of the box for the women in film industry in general, then I am up for it for sure.

ET: There are rumours about you are dating Yasir Hussain. Is there any truth to this?

IA: No comments

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