Fans can't get over Sajal Aly's death in 'Ishq-e-Laa'

Many criticise Azaan Sami Khan's 'questionable' acting in the latest episode

Entertainment Desk January 14, 2022

With strong undertones of love, religion and mysticism, Sajal Aly and Azaan Sami Khan-starrer Ishq-e-Laa quickly grabbed the audience's attention and became a favourite. In its latest episode, the drama took a tragic turn with the death of Shanaya (Sajal Aly’s character). Pakistani Twitter is mourning the death of the ‘life of the show’ as they call out the questionable acting skills of Khan as Azlan.

Shocked by Shanaya’s death, Aly’s brilliant acting prowess wowed the audience. So much so, the Mom star's portrayal of Shanaya will be remembered by her fans for years to come. Unsure about how the story will continue without Aly, here’s what the fans have to say about the latest episode.

We need more Shanayas
The micro-blogging site is collectively gushing over the Khel Khel Mein star’s memorable performance. Her bold and independent character resonated with the majority. Aly's hold on her character became an “inspiration for young girls balancing family and their career aspirations.”


A Twitter user felt Shanaya left the drama “too early” but paid homage to her character for leaving a “huge impact on the audience” by sacrificing her life for justice and loved ones.

Many felt her death scene was rather emotional, given her “top-notch” expressions. People even expressed their grief through memes. 

Shanaya deserved better

Twitter was quick to point out Azka (Yumna Zaidi’s) character, who often cries at the slightest discomfort, did not show any grief at Shanaya’s death. They expressed that a role so inspiring and loved should have received a more “genuine-looking” response.

Azlan failed to deliver

While the singer received initial praise for his acting skills, this episode turned out to be a downer for him. A flock of fans seem upset with Khan’s acting, specifically in the latest episode, calling his casting a result of “nepotism.” Netizens think his underwhelming performance made an important scene “cringe-worthy". Many opined Khan didn't do justice to a character who had just lost his wife.

Another user felt that “what could’ve been a goosebump act” felt like a normal scene.


As promised in the teaser, viewers hope for the show to take a spiritual turn for Azlan’s character as he navigates through the loss of his beloved wife. They’re also curious to see how the love arc would establish between Azlan and Azka as the show progresses.

Written by Qaisera Hayat, Ishq-e-Laa marked the acting debut of the Ik Lamha crooner. It follows the storyline of Aly as Shanaya, a religious and modest journalist treading risky territories. Shanaya eventually falls in love and marries Azlan, an arrogant corporate high-flier. Meanwhile, the story also focuses on a love triangle with Zaidi as Azka and Azlan.

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