Do we need a woman to direct a woman’s stories? Well, apparently, yes – especially when it comes to Working Women! Yasra Rizvi & Bee Gul join forces for this one.
Not sure what the 2 women behind the project will focus on, but we’re sure some of the ahem … ground breaking thoughts above (yes, sarcasm intended) might find a voice? We also hope the project will dig deeper to unveil many ground realities we gloss over because – well, we don’t really want to address them – e.g. a working woman in a marriage? Or, why some working women don’t or can’t get married?
Since the announcement by Yasra Rizvi about her upcoming project simply titled Working Woman, the internet has been taken by storm and the collaboration of the talented actress and now a director, Yasra Rizvi and the adroit writer, Bee Gul has become the talk of the town. And why not? Both women are exceptionally talented in their areas of expertise and we would love to see what the two brilliant minds have in store for us.
Women In Control Of Their Stories – Finally!
If Bee Gul is writing it, Kashif Nisar is directing it. Do we need women directing for women? Well, we’re about to find out how this narrative will reveal itself as 2 women get together to give us a ‘piece of their minds’ – literally! That should be fun!
“Women are doers, and if there is a time to stop underestimating us and what all we are capable of it’s now,” she wrote.Yasra Rizvi
Yasra, of recent, astonished audiences by delivering some stellar onscreen roles. We have seen Yasra Rizvi in Manto’s Thanda Gosht, then in Churails as Jugnoo – a complex character yet beautifully portrayed, and then in Dunk where she plays the supporting role of a wife of an alleged sexual harasser. We also see her in Dil Na Umeed Se Tu Nahi – riveting performance there!
Here is what Yasra had to say about her project on Instagram:
This is an insight into what to expect from this women collaboration. The creative process will, this time, be in the hands of a woman and drama fans are curious to see the joint results of this dynamic duo!
And as far as Bee Gul is concerned, she needs no introduction. We are also well-acquainted with her currently on air Raqeeb Se, infact, crushing on it! She has written some exceptional screenplays such as Dar Si Jati Hai Sila for which she won Lux Style Award for Best TV Writer. We cannot wait to see what she has in store for us now!
Women centric content will hopefully bring a positive side of women rather than the typical roti dhoti mazloom aurat syndrome.
It is important to highlight that women-centric content also carries many diverse narratives, and some of them involve men too … will we be able to view the complex intricacies of this one? If anyone can do it, Bee Gul & Yasra can!
Zainab Mossadiq is an A level student. She has a passion for writing. She believes that through writing we are often able to convey the message we might never say and unveil a hidden side of ourselves. “Writing helps me unwind. It allows me to explore a different side of my personality and to forget what’s happening around me. I hope that through my writing I am able to bring a positive influence.”