GLOSS Issue 4 ( November / December 2017 ) - Page 10

D R A M A Mohabbat Karna Mana Hai It is a story of two individuals in love who are trapped in the clutches of animosity and traditions. In between this hatred, the two protagonists, who have fallen in love with each other, elope and get married. Ibad (Adeel Chaudhry) is the only son in his family, while Neelam (Noor Khan) has a brother played by Arsalan Butt. From here the story takes new twists and turns. Ibad and Neelam are in a situation where they cannot live apart yet cannot live together. Neelam belongs to a very traditional family and is accountable for every action in front of her strict father Shadaab (Adnan Siddiqui.) Amidst this, Neelam gets engulfed in Ibad’s passionate love for her. She keeps reminding herself that she is forbidden to fall in love. Ibad’s family is the same. Love is now considered a bad omen in Shadab’s family due as Neelum’s aunt Sophiya (Natasha Ali) had gone through a same love story which created differences between Shadab and Dilawar’s families. Ibad’s widowed paternal aunt, Batool (Samiya Mumtaz,) who resides with them, is against everything that Ibad does. 10 This character-based drama addresses many social and emotional issues. How far can a mother go to support her child’s education and good life? How much can a brother do for his sister? How a father distances himself from his family due to social pressures? All this and more will be shown in Mohabbat Karna Mana Hai. Along with Adeel Chaudhry and Noor Khan, viewers can see Adnan Siddiqui in a new light. Samiya Mumtaz portrays the negative role of a peer sahiba, who considers love, a demon. She knows very well how to exorcise love out of anyone. Besides Mahjabeen Habib, Natasha Ali, Sadaf Ashan and Arsalan Butt, this drama will showcase the promising talents of