Television actor Iqra Aziz took to Instagram to highlight the issue of marital abuse and consent shown in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi.
The actor talked about marital rape and the importance of consent, saying that the television drama shows how marital rape affects women physically, mentally and emotionally. She also shared an image and clip of a scene from the show.
In episode 20, Bhola, a mentally impaired person, assaults his wife, Noori, under the influence of heavy medications. While the scene concluded with a traumatised Noori, the real problem unfolded later when Bhola’s mother tries to justify the assault as Bhola returns to ‘normalcy.’
In the drama, Bhola has so far raped his wife Noorie twice while she could not say anything for it as he is now her husband. The drama even got criticised for normalising marital rape but according to Iqra, it aims to highlight this pressing issue.