Sonya Hussayn’s ‘Aisi Hai Tanhayi’ highlights the fight against patriarchy

  • "It unabashedly highlights the cruel face of our society, where people, especially women are not considered human." - Sonya Hussayn
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LAHORE – Actress Sonya Hussayn’s latest drama sheds light on the subject of patriarchy and male chauvinism in the society.

Sonya plays the role of an average Pakistani girl  (Pakeeza) who faces difficulties at the hand of a society trained to take women as objects instead of humans.

Sonya said, “When I first read the script of Aisi Hai Tanhai, I instantly knew that this was a project I wanted to be a part of. It unabashedly highlights the cruel face of our society, where people, especially women are not considered human. It openly speaks of a subject that very much exists around us, but we choose to brush it under the carpet. I think it’s high time we speak up against hypocrisy.”

Further commenting on her role, Sonya spoke, “Pakeeza also speaks of cyberbullying and how times have changed now that social media is the only determinant of success and approval. What does this amount to? Where do we stand, as humans? I just hope that all of which we’ve set out to achieve is able to translate on to the TV screens.”

Other members of the cast include Nadia Khan, Saba Hamid and Sami Khan. The drama will air on November 8, 2017.