Were Anaya & Aaliya feminist enough to raise their voices against the wrongs around them? Or the suppressed Sammi & Meherbano were right for accepting heinous acts from men to survive in society? Let’s find out what Mawra Hocane has to say about her roles highlighting taboo topics to make a difference!
Meherbano blows us away with every episode of Qissa Meherbano Ka with her powerful performance and innocence! Being one of the finest actors in the industry, Mawra Hocane definitely did justice to the role! However, today we get to know what motivates her to be the face behind some hugely impactful projects. Talking to FUCHSIA, she shares her opinion on society’s most taboo topics & much more!
Mawra Believes In Being A Voice For The Voiceless
Mawra says that while discussing societal issues, we tend to forget that these are not just happening to us but to a number of people in our society. She believes taboo topics should be discussed keeping in mind everyone’s circumstances. Hence, Miss Hocane advises us to also think of those who are not privileged enough to raise their voices.
It’s Not About Men Or Women, But Injustice Towards Anyone
Mawra thinks that gender equality is essential & she finds it progressive that people are now talking about this. She elaborates that if girls play football, they are called masculine. Similarly, if boys cook good food, they are degraded and compared to girls. Therefore, she believes that this difference in genders needs to end, and society needs to move beyond people’s sex & appreciate them as individuals.
Mawra Doesn’t Believe In Gender Roles!
Mawra states that society has divided gender roles which are now falling apart with time as our youth grows. She thinks this isn’t a conflict, it is all growth & evolution that is changing mindsets. Further, she resonates with her character in Sabaat, in which there was an issue with women driving cars. She explains that makers tried to break the stereotype of men being better drivers as compared to women by giving an impactful message. However, she believes in demolishing gender roles & empowering all.
It’s not about whether men or women are better drivers, it’s about the fact that anyone can be a better driver, regardless of gender – be fearless in being yourself.
Mawra Thinks Girls Proposing To Guys Is Not A Big Deal!
Mawra says that if a girl is proposing to a boy she loves, then society & family shouldn’t discourage her. She reiterates that it is not right to associate humans with preset gender roles because that is unfair to their personalities. Thus, Mawra believes it’s completely fine to take the first step without thinking “log kia kahain gaye?”
Mawra Believes Marriage Is Just Another Phase Of Life!
She says that there are numerous examples & stories around us of women who have flourished in their careers after marriage.
Adding to the discussion, she said that it should be a personal choice of when a person wants to get married & if they want to have a career or not after marriage. She believes that everyone experiences things at different times & marriage happen when two people are ready for it.
Mawra Talks About Marital Rape
Mawra shared that after reading the script of Qissa Meherbano Ka, she called the makers & they settled to change the plot based on marital rape overall. Describing the importance of such a huge change, she says marital rape has been stigmatized a lot, and it’s people like us who can stand up against it. Moreover, she explains that getting out of such a toxic scenario takes time & courage as it’s a whole journey to get out of the tunnel. Hence, she believes that the first step is the realization that marital rape is wrong, then comes raising your voice against it & leaving the situation if needed.
It is a gradual process, everyone has a different timeline. Some people gather the courage to walk out sooner than others.
Mawra Thinks While Speaking Up We Should Not Bash One Gender!
Mawra believes that we constantly discuss violence happening towards women but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen to men. She believes in finding a balance between raising her voice for both genders to facilitate a safe place for the future generation.
However, she feels proud of everyone who is trying to make a difference but in the long run, we need to stay mindful of not letting the balance out.
Do you agree with Mawra’s opinion on moving beyond gender roles? Let us know!
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Sources used in this article include Gup Shup with FUCHSIA