Shehr-e-Zaat is a story of a young woman’s journey as she strives to make up for all the time she has lost in worldly pursuits & finally given in to Allah’s will. After experiencing some harsh realities of life, she travels from Self to Subsistence.
Mahira Khan’s Role!
Mahira manages to transform a deeply unsympathetic, self-centred & vain character, into a vulnerable & empathetic one, (despite her flaws). Falak’s beauty, her wealth & social status have blinded her to the realities of this world. She despises ugliness & cannot appreciate the human being hidden by a grime of poverty.
Every actor has delivered their best ─ Hina Bayat, Samina Peerzada &, of course, Mohib Mirza. He has done a simply outstanding job as Humza, Falak’s best friend & would-be suitor. We simply must mention Mansha Pasha, Falak’s friend Rushna, who is like a breath of fresh air every time she appears on screen.
A Spiritual Awakening in Shehr-e-zaat!
The heart of the story is about spiritual awakening. A sharp contrast is drawn between the Sufi concepts of ishq e haqeeqi. The love of a human for God, & ishq e majazi, the love of a human for another human. It’s not an easy accomplishment.
Rabia stays involved in various social causes. Believing in creating equal opportunities for underprivileged kids, she helps The Citizens’ Foundation, Pakistan, to create awareness of the need for providing quality education to children. At the same time, she is also involved with Singapore-based VWO, 4PM’s Ramadan on Wheels project by supporting it through the FUCHSIA platform. At FUCHSIA, Rabia oversees the Marketing and Public Relations work. She is also part of the Editing Team in conceptualising articles and monthly issues.