If we were part of the drama ‘Bakhtawar’ as one of the people who interact with Bakhtawar (thinking she is Bakhtu), as part of the society around her, how would we react to the news of Bakhtawar working as Bakhtu in Dilawar’s office? Would we be ruthless and judgemental or would we understand that a girl took this decision to survive in a world where men made it difficult for her to survive?
Or would we just be in shock and a bit angry at being hoodwinked to believe we were interacting with a male colleague, acquaintance, or neighbor, who was actually a female? We wish Dilawar had more of a spine. His laidback and zero-response reactions are testing our patience and making the drama feel like a drag.
He never confronts Hooriya about her family’s involvement in Sheeday’s bail. He never questions Bakhtu on what is the real issue troubling him. How can he not see the reality of Hooriya?
We also wish the story would move beyond the saga of Sheeda blackmailing Bakhtawar, Hooriya feeling threatened by Bakhtu, and Bakhtawar being eternally confused about what she really wants to do.
The drama also reflects the sad reality that good people like Ahad are mostly never taken seriously. Here is a guy who could help facilitate Bakhtawar in achieving her dreams, but despite all her challenges, she refuses to accept his proposal.
What would you say to Bakhtawar’s refusal? Is she doing the right thing by taking unnecessary risks and not giving up and compromising? Or should she be more practical, and far-sighted and not jeopardize her situation by trying to take care of everything herself (with zero outside help). It is okay to ask for help. Which side are you on?