Parizaad on the TV screen – bent, dark-skinned, with a nose that’s set far too wide to be considered marriageable, shoulders hunched, awkward gait, bizarre wardrobe choices & … no money in the bank … you wonder what will make this hero tick onscreen?
Even Farhad in KAM 3 might not have the social standing or bank balance, but definitely the looks & attitude (some would argue) to make the hero cut.
Why then, is Parizaad, the man (not just the drama) trending for over 48 hours on twitter?
Yes, you got it, we’re giving you reasons why Parizaad might just be your new onscreen crush.
1. He rolls off poetry, that too, in Urdu, with a fluency that defies modern day heroes
So here’s the thing, modern day drama heroes are all about, well, what shall we say, going with the vibe? That means all things hip & cool. Sporting well-tailored suits & stylish shades is their thing, and reciting Urdu poetry is not (unfortunately). Well, Parizaad just made reciting Urdu poetry cool, very cool. Especially when Lubna makes him feel she’s landed on a treasure. He is winning competitions, and hearts with every word. Perhaps not Naheed’s but then, the world is his oyster still & twitter is very much part of it!
2. His awkwardness is both awkward & endearing at the same time
Parizaad shaking hands, Parizaad smiling up from behind his lashes at Bubbly, Parizaad sporting an over-sized jacket as he makes his way through the university (bumping into Lubna). It is his awkwardness that gets us. His shy smile that is so charming, and his ability to let his personality shine through the disjointed wardrobe choices that audiences are falling for.
3. His sincerity, honesty & humour are winning the day
Not just that, but his sense of humour with Saeeda plus the brother-sisterly bond between the two shows us there’s more to him than meets the eye!
Our hero has a heart too. His sense of loss when Nasaaz exited – the silent tears & also, the sense of dignity when he refused the offer to sell his poetry were all admirable traits that make our hero more fleshed out, complete and desirable as the companion that might warm our heart & soul in ways that are utterly satisfying!
So take heed ladies. Parizaad might not be your poster boy in the looks department but he sure is turning out to be the unconventional hero every girl might secretly wish for in her heart, if only she would realize that beauty is, but skin deep!
Shazia likes to pen her thoughts when she feels passionately about a life experience, a person or an event. She is mother to 3 lively boys and along with her husband, attempts to settle in her new country by taking German lessons so she is able to soak in the culture, language and spirit of the region.
“Wake up in the morning, take a deep breath and exhale! Keep on living with a passion that inspires others! “