Pakistani TV Serial Shows Wife Slapping Husband After He Slaps Her, Sparks Debate Online

It is often said that you are what you watch, read, and listen to. In this respect, pop culture is an important medium that influences people’s behavior. Hence, when the film Kabir Singh showed the protagonist slapping his girlfriend without any repercussion, it was widely criticised.

However, a Pakistani serial called Laapata recently showed a woman slapping a man after he hit her. According to News18, the male character, Daniyal, is abusive, aggressive, and has anger issues which he tends to project on Falak, his wife. In one scene, he accused Falak of having intimate relations with another man and then slaps her.

Falak then slaps him back and warns him never to dare hit her again. Have a look:

This scene has become quite popular and many people lauded desi TV serials for showing strong women standing up to their abuser.

Even Mirza Gohar Rasheed, the actor who plays the character of Daniyal, expressed how men hitting women on TV serials has been shown so widely that it has normalized. He urged women to fight back as Falak did in the serial.


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On the other hand, a few others debated how it is dangerous for not just women, but for anyone to engage in an altercation with a “psychopath” like Daniyal.

Some even questioned, “Do two wrongs make a right?”

While women do need to have the courage to stand up to domestic abuse, there are numerous real-life instances of them getting dangerously punished for their retaliation. What do you think should be done instead? Tell us.

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