Ahsan Khan to star opposite Hira Mani in upcoming drama ‘Hum Dono’
‘Hum Donu’ focuses on breaking gender stereotyping
Ahsan Khan’ upcoming drama serial ‘Hum Dono’ featuring Hira Mani is ready to hit your TV screens. From the teasers we’ve seen so far, it doesn’t take much to gauge what the story is about.
Hum Dono is a drama based on breaking gender stereotyping, which we personally feel is a need of the hour. Gender stereotyping is the act of making assumptions about someone’s abilities, interests, and personality traits based solely on their gender.
For example, many people believe that a woman’s place is in the kitchen, that she should be the one to cook, clean, and raise the kids while the husband or man of the household is responsible to keep food on the table.
It has to stop because it limits individual potential and contributes to gender inequality and discrimination. By perpetuating rigid gender roles and expectations hinders individuals from pursuing their true passions and abilities, regardless of gender. It also reinforces harmful gender biases and reinforces oppressive power dynamics in society.
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In a modern era where people still think that women don’t have a place at the member table or consider men who show emotions as weak individuals, Hum Dono is changing the narrative.
In the Hum Dono teaser, we can see Ahsan play the role of a husband who not only helps Hira Mani with the household but also shows that a little bit of effort can go a long way.
Gender Stereotype #1 – Men Can’t Cook or Clean
According to a report by Brightside, women find men who cook and do the dishes (clean) more attractive. Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams from the University of California at Riverside discovered that couples who share household chores evenly are more satisfied with all aspects of their marriage.
Other experts have verified this conclusion with their own research, like psychologist Dr. Gottman, who specializes in relationships and marriage. Hum Dono‘s teaser also shows Ahsan cooking and feeding Hira Mani, not because he has to, but because he wants to.
Gender Stereotype #2 – Men Can’t Cry or Show Emotions
Firstly, it is important to understand that crying is a form of coping mechanism or a way to express emotions. Being humans, we need to express our feelings as suppressing them will only result in a deterioration of our physical and mental well-being.
According to PsychCentral, it’s okay for men to cry. Crying can be a healthy way to process your emotions, and it can have a range of emotional and physical benefits. Hiding your emotions can make it harder to cope with your feelings and seek support.
Yes, there was a time when men crying was considered a sign of weakness, but times have changed. In fact, women consider emotional men as more empathetic and sympathetic and more emotionally mature as they can understand the other gender is going through.
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Drama Serial ‘Hum Dono’ Timings, Cast & More
- Azra Mansoor
- Bismah Babar
- Faizan Chawla
- Taqi Ahmed
- Asfar Khan
- Feroza Muhammad
The story has been written by Nimra Jamil and Warisha Fatima and the drama series will be directed by Aabis Raza while Hina Aman and Kamran Afridi will produce this series.
The drama serial will air on Express TV on the 1st of February, 2023.