Zee Entertainment Enterprise Limited (Zeel), the largest television network of India, marked a new beginning in the history of Indian television with its newest venture, Zindagi, featuring top-listed Pakistani dramas.

Since its launch on June 23, Indians are being treated to the best of new-age Pakistani TV dramas on offer. Hum TV’s booming success Zindagi Gulzar Hai and A-Plus’ Aun Zara have earned much praise and appreciation in Indian newspapers as well as on social media.

Zee had been meaning to bring about such a revolution in programming for quite some time now. In an email interview with Dawn, Priyanka Datta, Business Head of Zindagi, shares the idea behind launching this new channel and the response it has received from Indian viewers.


Question: What is the idea behind launching Zindagi with Pakistani TV shows?

PD: The content of Zindagi echoes Zeel’s corporate philosophy ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The world is my family’, which means that people across the world might have different cultures, traditions, culinary habits or lifestyles, but the stories of their lives are universal.

In the first phase, Zindagi is airing handpicked content from Pakistan. In the future, we will showcase content from various countries, which have some degree of cultural affinity with India such as Turkey, Egypt and Latin America among others. The unique selling point of Zindagi versus existing Hindi General Entertainment Channels (GECs) currently in India is that it's the only Hindi channel that has content from overseas and its shows are of finite duration and do not go on for years.

In the first phase, we decided to launch the channel with Pakistani content because Pakistani shows are aired in Urdu, a language that is very close to Hindi. Any Hindi speaking person can identify with the language and relate with it.

Also, all the existing GECs in India are catering to audiences with traditional mindsets. But there is also an audience base with progressive mindsets who are trying to find the perfect balance between their personal and professional lives in contemporary times. They are looking for content which is progressive and real in nature, something they can relate to. Hence, we decided to launch Zindagi, a channel to cater to their needs. We believe that the content on Zindagi lends itself very well to that mindset of audiences. The content is unique because it is fresh and different from the current content that you see on GECs in terms of script, talent; it is shot in real locations and has original soundtracks.

Question: How has the response been from Indian viewers?

PD: The response from viewers has been phenomenal and we are overwhelmed at the positivity and appreciation that each show has received from audiences across India. Social networking sites are abuzz with praise for the shows. It’s been a month since the launch and all characters in the shows have already become household names.


Also read: Zindagi Gulzar Hai: Pakistani drama serials win hearts in India


Question: Is there a possibility of including more Pakistani TV shows?

PD: Definitely, a key feature of Zindagi is that the shows we run are of finite duration with 20-25 episodes in each series; mostly adapted from well-known novels. We launched Zindagi with a promise of launching new shows every month. The channel was launched on June 23, 2014 and we have already started two new shows — Maat and Noorpur Ki Rani in place of Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Aunn Zara. In the coming months, we will showcase many more of the widely acclaimed Pakistani shows of recent times.

Question: One month into the launch, what do the initial ratings say about Pakistani TV shows? Are advertisers showing interest?

PD: We are yet to receive the ratings.

Question: How long did it take Zeel to launch the channel? When was the initial agreement made?

PD: It took us two years to launch this channel. In this time, we did extensive research across cities in India where not only the content purchased but also the original soundtracks were tested to get audience feedback. The team watched nearly 4,000 hours of content to zero down on the right mix of shows that were culturally suitable to Indian sentiments. We met eminent TV personalities and broadcasters across the world (from Pakistan, Egypt, Latin America, Middle East and Turkey) to get the best stories for this channel.


Read more: Zindagi channel may dispel Indian misconceptions about Pakistan


Question: What has been the reaction for Indian drama producers?

PD: We have been receiving overwhelming support and response from Indian television industry as well as Bollywood. The simplicity with which everything is portrayed on screen, the great talent, awesome scripts and music have been the talk of the industry since the day Zindagi has launched.


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Pak Rat
Jul 30, 2014 05:10pm

This could be big.

Gnanesh
Jul 30, 2014 06:28pm

It does not tire to repeat that the serials on Zindagi have been roundly appreciated and enjoyed across the diff sections of people. It may be going too far when I say that the tagline of the channel 'Jodey Dilon Ko' is actually helping to destroy the tunneled vision and stereotyped perspective of the Pakistani society and may really live upto the tagline, but i feel it will surely achieve the objective of joining hearts at least to a certain extent. Irrespective of the religious background, the content is being directly related to and feels very much similar and very much familiar to the Indian context. It feels like watching the milieu in an Indian context and setting.

Hope there would be more collaboration between the countries to share the similar cultural roots. Let's not allow ourselves or bird-brained others who have a very parochial view about each other's people and society to drape wool onto our eyes and minds. It might help in resolving the problems at the national level with some logic.

Thanks to Zee and kudos to the Pak producers and actors.

Hilarious
Jul 30, 2014 07:05pm

I remember as a kid watching Pakistani serials Dhoop Kinare and Tanhaiyan. They were soaps but I and my family really used to enjoy them. Hope these serials are of the same quality and they can bring us common people together as well as dispel misgivings. Kudos!

Kunal Prasad
Jul 30, 2014 07:33pm

Well , Frankly speaking no one is watching this channel.I tries to watch it and got bored in 5 min, thees TV serials are no different than Indian TV serials .In fact i would call it a copy of Indian serials with just a little bit of less dramatization having whole format and masala being the same..

Nadeem
Jul 30, 2014 08:16pm

@Kunal Prasad, means you haven't watched Pak drama.

Khalid Khan
Jul 30, 2014 08:48pm

@Kunal Prasad what about your stupid indian films which are copies of original Hollywood films?

sandip
Jul 30, 2014 09:02pm

@Khalid Khan Don't say Indian films. Bollywood films, I agree. But Indian films in other languages have won laurels in international film festivals

kuzzy
Jul 30, 2014 09:23pm

@Hilarious Misgivings? Which world are you living in? Pakistan is a country where by constitution and law, people of other faith are persecuted and killed The loving Pakistan that you see in soap - is only for their faith.

gggg
Jul 30, 2014 09:29pm

@Khalid Khan dont be so vicious. indias industry does not depend on these dramas. so no body cares about them. but your cinemas are dependent on bollywood movies. so respect the source who is giving them bread and butter.

Khalid Khan
Jul 30, 2014 09:57pm

@gggg yeah you are absolutely right, indian stupid film industry does not depend on these dramas, but stupid indian film industry depends on on Hollywood, Chinese, French, Japanese film industries..........

Tamil selvan
Jul 30, 2014 10:14pm

@gggg haven't watched Pakistani Drama but literally most of the Hindi tv dramas and movies from Bollywood are really junk not worth spending your time on them either. Too much hype poor acting by most and nothing relates to reality of day to day life. Hope this Pak drama is better than most of the programs dished out of Mumbai

Kunal Prasad
Jul 30, 2014 10:32pm

@Khalid Khan I feel same about them...

Kunal Prasad
Jul 30, 2014 10:33pm

@Nadeem It up to you if you want to live in denial as always.

Kunal Prasad
Jul 30, 2014 10:54pm

@sandip bollywood films are also very good and won many awards in international cinema.Bollywood is not just about SRK, Salman or Rohit shetty, tons of good cinema is made in Bollywood since they are not promoted as other big budget movies are, only hardcore Bollywood follower (like me and many others who live in India) watch and enjoy these movies.Pakistanis get only a dose of stupid Bollywood big budget movies and they think this is Bollywood is all about.Last year around 250 movies were made in Bollywood how many for these a Pakistani give he is keen Bollywood follower would have watched(well he can use torrent)?How many of it were released in Pakistan for public viewing?How many of you have seen movies like Gulaal,Ankhon Dekhi,Lunchbox,Filmistaan,Manorma etc ?and if you have then don't you think these are good movies?why tag Bollywood with Saif Ali Khan and Rohit Shetty but not with Sanjay Mishra ?Bollywood like India is very diverse if it produce copy cat flick of Hollywood and south Indian movies the it also produces many gem every year.

gary
Jul 30, 2014 11:12pm

@Khalid Khan You can show your arrogance, and jealousy at the same time. But most people in Pakistan do not understand Hollywood movies because they cannot relate the English characters. Hence they like the Hindi movies.

gary
Jul 30, 2014 11:13pm

@Khalid Khan Do call names whatever you like, but your people on the street cannot live without Bollywood

gary
Jul 30, 2014 11:16pm

@Nadeem We do, but we have no animosity against anybody. This channel will open the doors for many Pakistani actors and actresses to Bollywood. This will add the glamour of the Hindi film industry. Learn to face the facts. What Bollywood spends in one movie is sometimes the entire budget of the Pakistani film industry.

gary
Jul 30, 2014 11:17pm

Those Pakistanis who do not like Indian films, do not watch them. Let others enjoy the movies.

anser
Jul 30, 2014 11:19pm

The language in bollywood films is Hindi but actually its Urdu.... ...tell me a single film thats in pure Hindi and sanskirit......

Raj
Jul 30, 2014 11:33pm

These pak shows are awesome. I watch them along with my mother, who loves them so much. They are a welcome change from the indian soaps. These shows have also changed my view of pak society. Instead of the common view in india about pakistan, where people are over-religious and ultraconservative, I can see how our cultures have so much in common, that we have the same struggles against poverty, corruption, ignorance, evil and selfishness. The serials offer a splendid glimpse into the lives of the common people and their pathos. The actors are terrific and the direction is realistic and mature. I would love to see more of pak tv shows.

For the people of pakistan who want to catch such a side of india, please watch malgudi days.

Yash
Jul 30, 2014 11:35pm

@anser Please tell me What is Urdu.Its a mixture of Hindi and Persian with odd few words from Arabic.Most of Bollywood films use Hindustani language,rather than Hindi.

Kunal Prasad
Jul 30, 2014 11:45pm

@anser First thing Urdu is Indian Language.use of Persian,Arabic or English word is permitted in Hindi in the same way as it use of Sanskrit and Prakrit.The language you proudly claim Urdu has more more than 70% of Hindi-Sanskrit-Prakrit vocabulary(it has only 1100 in its dictionary) and more than 70% of its grammar is Hindi.for Example :- "main gata hun","raat ho gayi" "mujhey Bhut lagi hai" "mai likh raha hun" which of the word used and which part of grammer in these sentence is not derived from Sanskrit-Prakrit-Hindi.I will be happy to answer in next comment if you find one.Problem with Pakistani is they don't know what Sanskrit and Prakrit is and they think urdu is Persian language because use of Persian word in it.I wonder one day they will declare Hindi an European language becaues of the amount of English we are using in Hindi these days.

M.Saeed
Jul 31, 2014 12:51am

@Yash : Encyclopedia Britannica describes the brief history of Urdu as:

"Urdu is closely related to Hindi, a language that originated and developed in the Indian subcontinent. They share the same Indic base and are so similar in phonology and grammar that they appear to be one language. In terms of lexicon, however, they have borrowed extensively from different sources

maryam
Jul 31, 2014 12:56am

The channel by airing pakistani drama serials will not only provide quality entertainment to the Indian audience but will also help the Indian drama industry in raising their standards by improving the quality of their shows.

tung
Jul 31, 2014 01:12am

@Kunal Prasad considering tht i have watched ur so called serials i can bet u tht the crap of low quaity overly dramatized serials u get on your television is barely bearable! not only your serials but your news channels too are like one big drama; loud,crass,dramatasized lacking honesty and integrity! wouldnt be surprised if general indian public acts the same

Khalid Khan
Jul 31, 2014 02:35am

@M.Saeed hindi is not a language, do you know from which language this word hindi came from??

JYOTI
Jul 31, 2014 08:44am

Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Aunn Zara were terrific.We stopped watching Hindi serials for a while.

Syed Kamal
Jul 31, 2014 08:58am

Small minds preoccupy them selves with small matters. But miss the great opportunities. I have never liked bollywood movies but always appreciated the music and dance from India. My favorite TV program was "Setamevijata".If they happen to like something from east of their border that is great. Why should this be a one way street. We learn from you, you learn from us. Nothing pleases us more than see you do well. We hope you share the sentiment. While we are at it, let us open the borders wider for reform, ideas, trade and so forth.

bharat
Jul 31, 2014 10:00am

i wont see this ever.

bharat
Jul 31, 2014 10:00am

i wont see this ever.

Rudra
Jul 31, 2014 10:05am

Bollywood movies are all crap. All the khans are just hyped up with poor story lines. Regional Indian movies are better. Tamil movies are way better in terms of story and comedy

Ann
Jul 31, 2014 10:07am

A good piece of art should always be appreciated, whether it comes from India, Pakistan, China, Israel, Palestine or anywhere else in the world. We should not put the goggles of prejudice and then see an artistic creation. The Pakistani serials that I have seen are definitely very good. I as an Indian enjoyed watching them.

Ravi Dallas TX
Jul 31, 2014 10:41am

Zindagi is superb. I fell in love with it in the first episode itself. I told my wife about this show and she sat whole weekend and finished most of it , that is available on YouTube. Indian audience is looking for some freshness and Pakistani shows definitely can bring that change. Win win for both.

Azmeen
Jul 31, 2014 11:24am

@M.Saeed
Yes, Urdu and Hindi script are totally different. The spoken Urdu and modern Hindi sound similar but "Pronunciation" of native Hindi speakers and native Urdu speakers are distinct, compare the language of majority of Indians and Pakistanis. When in Bollywood dramas actors/actresses speak pure Hindi, I find it difficult to understand. Any way these two similar languages, at least spoken, always bring Indians and Pakistanis closer wherever they meet in this world.

namrata
Jul 31, 2014 11:38am

Dont fight guys ..good n bad serials are in both side...i personally feel major drawback of pak drama is their background music...no emotions through music...but then also I like zindagi..n aunn zara..coz of good story n acting...other than these two..all r bit boring..

Ravi Dallas TX
Jul 31, 2014 11:38am

@tung : what a convoluted logic. just because we say Zindagi is good , does not give you license to bash everything about Indian community.

Sunil
Jul 31, 2014 11:49am

I havent watched Pakistani TV dramas, but Indian TV dramas are pathetic, boring, with most added is family fight over property, marriage, romance, specially in the rain, mother in law hype over daughter in law and vice verse.

l.r.das
Jul 31, 2014 12:01pm

Zindagi channel may be very few are watching this in India .I think 80% people do not know about this channel and there are so many channels are round about ,no body take special interest for this channel .I have seen 3/4 four times 15 min at a time .These serials are BUNIYAAD ,HUM LOG type serials ,which were running in India 25 years back .Pakistan is now totally irrelevant for India now .Bollywood run in Pak or not it has no meaning .

Nitin
Jul 31, 2014 12:22pm

@anser Its not purely Urdu also.Its mix of Hindi Urdu and Punjabi.Mumbai style hindi.

Nitin
Jul 31, 2014 12:33pm

@maryam Nobody is watching this serials. First raise the quality of Pakistani serials and movies then talk about providing these to others. In fact our Zee Network's zindagi channel is in delusion who though that airing such low standard quality serials will bridge the gap of india and pakistan. You are just watching Hindi Bollywood movies and serials try to watch regional language movies India you will come to know what should be standard of movies.

Sandeep
Jul 31, 2014 12:55pm

I loved Zindagi Gulzar he and Aum Zara. These 2 serials were very different that what we get to see in India. However, the ones running right now - Kaash me teri beti na hoti, Maat etc. are very conventional and slow. Frankly I have lost interest now. It was awesome till ZGH and AZ were running and I had stopped watching hindi channels for a while, but till no new content has been able to beat them. Thus I was switched back to Star Plus.

Yash
Jul 31, 2014 12:58pm

@M.Saeed thank you for a very well researched answer.We are all on the right track apart from the first person who was not aware of facts.God bless.

Anwar
Jul 31, 2014 02:02pm

Kunal Prasad you are sick, you need to open window of your mind so that clean and fresh air can make you a balanced human being. Any thing which is good from either side must be welcomed and appreciated; there is no harm in it.

zak
Jul 31, 2014 02:20pm

Pakistan dramas are way ahead. Indian audience will be overwhelmed by Pakistan. Also the distinct identity of Pakistani's will be highlighted. Pakistan is Pakistan.

Kunal Prasad
Jul 31, 2014 03:18pm

@Rudra oh really!!! have you ever watched movies of Rajinikanth.All Rajinikanth are ment to demean him and overly done Tamil movies of him but i don't understand by all Rajinikanth fan thinks that is some how meant to praise him and they like it when some crack that joke.It appears Rajinikanth fan have different understanding of word and a different sense of humor.By the way out of 100 movies made in regional language hardly 2-3 rae good and rest are really poor.In bollywood since the volume is more that why more good movies are made its other thing that people like you will watch only those movies which are widely promoted like that of Salman,SRK,Saif,Rohit Shetty etc and think that is all Bollywood about.People need to grow up and see the word with wider eye.

RG
Jul 31, 2014 04:02pm

Pak dramas are good, better than indian soaps no question about it. India makes far better movies, songs, and music period. For that matter Urudu also is a product of india developed in the Lucknow region in UP. Hence Urudu words are used indian movies especially in songs. Pak adopted the language.

Jasmine
Jul 31, 2014 04:38pm

Zindagi channel.....Please re telecast Zindagi Gulzar hai.... Also telecast other serials - Humsafar, Dastaan

Ggg
Jul 31, 2014 05:11pm

@zak I bet on this Indians would never give more importance to the dramas other than their own. Common Indians put their indigenous things prior to any other. Be it movies, actors, dramas, cars etc

Dr. B.N. Anand
Jul 31, 2014 05:14pm

It is true that Zindgi channel has brought freshness and a change to the viewing public in the country. I enjoyed watching Zindgi Gulzar Hai and Aun Zara but that was all. The pattern of all other serial dramas is same and the story is woven around a few family members with out much difference. I believe every channel has a master piece to show case around. zindgi----- Hai was that type. The others are same routine stuff with depressive social issues being shown again and again in every other serial. Hopefully we find some change in the forthcoming serials. If that is no so, it will be a disappointment and the interest in these serials will wane away with time. I do not wish so , so hopefully there is a turn around and interest initially created in these drama serials is revived again.

Ajay vikram Singh
Jul 31, 2014 06:02pm

@sandip - You mean Hindi/Urdu films of India? I think, south Indians will never get over showing off their complex? Even on foreign media? Great! Carry on...

Ajay vikram Singh
Jul 31, 2014 06:06pm

I am surprised to see that so many men from India and Pakistan watch TV sops. That's cute. I thought only women watch these tear-jerkers.

Weirdity
Jul 31, 2014 06:36pm

@Khalid Khan Looks like you know nothing about indian films. You are even ignorant about the film industry outside bollywood which makes international class movies.

Shah
Jul 31, 2014 06:49pm

@Kunal Prasad Calling them a copy of Indian series is taking it too far when in fact it is the Indians who try to copy elemts from Pakistani dramas.

Shah
Jul 31, 2014 06:50pm

@gary That is strange. I can see Hollywood movies in all bazars across the country.

true Pakistani
Jul 31, 2014 07:13pm

@kuzzy you people can't change your mentality..

GR
Jul 31, 2014 07:41pm

@Ajay vikram Singh .. :) I just could not stand the Indian soaps not a second. I just happened to watch ZGH based on media hype and was so impressed. I could not believe yes I am watching a drama and watched all the episodes. I hope others are as good as well. Reminds some good Indian ones in childhood days Buniyad, Khaandan, Darpan etc etc.

Kunal Prasad
Jul 31, 2014 08:18pm

@Anwar i am sick? What disease i am suffering from? Not praising and liking everything which Pakistanis like? why you guy want our praise for everything,we are not you overlord.are we?and how watching a serial could be good for any country this is beyond me.

Kunal Prasad
Jul 31, 2014 08:19pm

@Khalid Khan which?i say Its Prakrit .what you say ?Please enlighten us?

Kunal Prasad
Jul 31, 2014 08:36pm

@Azmeen Pronunciation of any language differ from one region to another, even in a a language which is geographically very confine, pronunciation varies for example Punjabi in north Punjab for many word are slightly pronounced differently than in south Punjab, same applies for other language like Bengali, Bojpuri etc. Your difficulty to understand dialogues in Hindi if is not due to fact that Hindi and Urdu are two different language.But due to the your over exposer to Parisian and Arabic vocabulary which has been artificially induced in Urdu.Hindi on the other hand borrows vocabularies from all Indian language dead or alive. your problem will be greatly solved if you start studying any of the native Indian languages like Sindhi or Punjabi as an subject not as mere spoken metalanguage.Again these two language like Hindi have been derived from Prakrit,

Kunal Prasad
Jul 31, 2014 08:53pm

If you want to really know about History of Hindi and Urdu and difference sand similarity and how they came in existence .I would suggest you to buy and read a book by one of the Pakistani scholar 'Tariq Rahman' "From Hindi to Urdu" and enlighten your self before writing any comment on this scholarly matter.I really loath the fact that no Indian has written such detailed and thoroughly researched book in Urdu in India.Kudos to 'Tariq Rahman' on this book. watch?v=fl4xppek2gY

John
Jul 31, 2014 11:27pm

This assumes that fictional drama represents the real people, their thinking and their attitudes. This assumption is wrong, fictional dramas only create a smoke screen.

Kunal Prasad
Aug 01, 2014 12:04am

@Shah like what ?what is one thing which Indian serials have copied from Pakistani serials which was never before shown on Indian TV before?or you just like to say anything which makes you feel better.

nousheen yasir
Aug 01, 2014 01:51am

on this indian channel zee zindzgi there are only few plays that they telecast bt pakistan have thousands of very good plays so u even cant think that how great plays are they pakistani dramas are also released in arab countries and they like them alot and when we talk about indian movies then there was a time when indian movies where good bt now bollywood is all about boldness and sorry to say bt vulgarity so i stop watchin these movies.i have seen a movie "sixteen" and i was stunt and thought it could not be indias culture but pakistani dramas are very close to reality

siddharth
Aug 01, 2014 11:22am

@anser I don't know why you think Urdu is Pakistani language and its usage in Bollywood amuses you. Urdu is one of the Indian national languages and one of the most prominent one in the northern states of India. India is home to world renowned Shayars and writers in Urdu.

Sachin
Aug 01, 2014 11:49am

@Khalid Khan By Indian films do you mean - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Konkani, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Assamese......etc.? Or your Idea of India is only Hindi /Punjabi speaking population?

Sanjay
Aug 01, 2014 11:54am

What kind of Pakistani serials are these? Noway they show the common culture and traditions of Pakistan. They look like a Mini-India living in Pakistan which is disconnected with the ground realities.Do you see any Burqua or a Beard there?

Sanjay
Aug 01, 2014 11:59am

Instead of showing High class Elitist serials, the Channel should show those serials which cover a typical muslim life of Pakistanis. LIke the struggles, strifes , successes and failures of Pakistani awaam. That wud help Indians more to understand Pakistanis than these hear-break serials.

Sanjay
Aug 01, 2014 12:00pm

@Kunal Prasad

I don't agree.Its quite popular in Hindi heartland.

razzmazz
Aug 01, 2014 12:09pm

@Kunal Prasad Yep...the serial Maat follows the story we had in a series many years ago..I forget the name of the series....had Pallavi Joshi as the elder, simple sister and Harsh Chhaya as her husband who's infatuated with the younger, very selfish sister...

Deepak Tugginmypudha
Aug 01, 2014 12:15pm

Temporary success. Pakistani dramas are a lot worse then Bollywood movies. Poor acting, no actual plot, technically miserable, low budget.

Kunal Prasad
Aug 01, 2014 04:41pm

@Sanjay Though i live in Bangalore ,I am from Hindi heartland and i do n't see it.

honest
Aug 01, 2014 05:16pm

the major difference between pakistani and indian dramas is that pakistani dramas are clean and there is no vulgarity in them still they are attractive and good and u can watch them with your families but on the other hand indian dramas are enriched with cheapness. Thats an honest comment and i hope you all will agree

rose
Aug 01, 2014 07:43pm

@bharat nobody is asking you to watch pakistani dramas....

gary
Aug 01, 2014 09:27pm

@Sunil Pakistani dramas are no better, sas bahu ki kahani, affairs, one man two women, one inside and another outside, very common. You will never see a pakistani film like, chunri mein daag or black, or fire .

hanif
Aug 02, 2014 01:02am

@Yash urdu and hindi are diffrent languages common language we used to speak is hindustani language with variation of accent no body use words like taam hazer hah noosh fermalegay insted we say roti khalo khana khalo , we commonly say kiya hal hah insted in urdu misage grammey , other thing commercial indian pictures are full of sadakari dialouge delivery indian tv adopt same film style just sound track other than door durshen old production which was very impressive paki drammas are mostly resembles indian arts film of naseer dipti farooq shaikh gulkushan kulbender samita depti shabana era

Prashant
Aug 02, 2014 05:35am

My Pakistani Friends, I watched all the episode of "Aunn Zara" in one single day in youtube and trust me I have never seen any such refreshing "life is good" kind of serial here in India. I hope if Ekta Kapoor watches this serial, to wo chullu bhar pani mein doob maregi. Serial is amazingly refreshing, but i still doubt, if Pakistani society is really like that. I mean I didn't even see one black Burkha. Because here in India, we see most of thee muslim women in back burkha, Or its just in the serial.

Asma
Aug 02, 2014 07:05am

@kuzzy, here you got a chance to spit venom against Pakistan.

Sibtain
Aug 02, 2014 12:31pm

@Khalid Khan it took just one negative comment for you to explode. That is the problem. Try and show restraint so that when a Pakistani does what Kunal prasad did and mocks Indian Tv, the sane ones among Indians can also take an example and show restraint. Someone has to start!

Sibtain
Aug 02, 2014 12:55pm

@Prashant my friend it must be hard for you to believe this, but there are not as many burkhas in pakistan as you have come to expect due to the myopic projections of Pakistan by your media (its true and you know it) Although, that is not to say that a Burkha is a bad thing. Muslims perceive it as a sign of respect for women and it helps protect them from the barbaric and vile urges of men. For example, .. women with bold clothing will always be more at risk of harassment and rape. Case in point: USA, and now sadly India too. As far as the face covering is concerned, that is a choice but the majority of women dress modestly without facial hijabs. (again, stating fact and not giving an opinion whether its good or bad).

Naveed
Aug 03, 2014 01:46am

Content wise, Music, depth Pakistan TV Dramas are just excellent. This is real Pakistan, mainstream Pakistan. I hope Indians like it and enjoy it. I hope that reduces their animosity, hatred towards Pakistan.

jitendra
Aug 04, 2014 12:20pm

Whey there too much of debate on whose drama and movies are good? See what you like and don't see what you don't just as simple. If Indian like any PAKI drama or movie they will enjoy in cinema halls and at home, same way as PAKI enjoy Indian movies and serials. It's useless of seeing the films/drama at back and commenting something against at front.

deeksha
Aug 05, 2014 12:05pm

@rose thanku..thanku very much.plz dont ask us to watch pakistani dramas.hum phle hi indian serials se pareshan hain tumhare dramas aur nhi jhel sakte:-)