Television is generally called the idiot box. However, it is this medium that has the maximum impact on middle-class audience and households. Debunking one stereotype at a time, daily soaps on TV have come to turn on the spotlight on women empowerment in the past decade. Stepping away from the dream life of a common man and woman, Zee TV has been especially focusing on serials that bring to forth the issues of a layman. With its new fiction show Hamari Bahu Silk, set to premiere on 3 June 2019 at 10:30 pm slot, the channel is calling for attention the ageold log kya kahenge mentality plaguing Indian societies.
Set in a middle-class background, Hamari Bahu Silk traces the story of Paakhi (Chahat), a sweet, innocent girl who is hard-pressed to look for a job. After losing her father, she bears the responsibilities of the house and starts working as a dubbing artist for sensuous scripts. She lends her voice to an actress Natasha, played by debutante Reeva Chaudary. Zaan, on the other hand, shall essay Naksh Parikh, a boy-next-door from a Gujarati family. Naksh is passionate about photography but his family wants him to join their business. Torn between responsibilities, passion, and livelihood, Hamari Bahu Silk is the story of how society judges a woman basis her career choices. Also, how a male member of the house is always expected to take up a certain profession and sometimes, made to sacrifice his wishes.
The acceptance of shows like Afsar Bitiya, Punar Vivaah, Ishq Subhan Allah in the past has proved that there indeed is an audience for progressive shows. Gone are the days when women would be expected to be confined to the four walls of the house. The viewers are no longer liking the backwardness that curtails the representation of women – be it economic, social or even political! Women are not anymore the oppressed gender in our small screen world and that, in itself, is a huge step in the direction of development.
A regressive set-up against a progressive mindset shall be seen at loggerheads in this new television serial presumably!
Are you excited to catch Chahat and Zaan in Hamari Bahu Silk? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below. The show goes on air on 3 June 2019, don’t forget to watch it from Monday to Friday at 10.30 pm.
In the meantime, watch Divyenndu Sharma and Patralekhaa’s unique story Badnaam Gali on ZEE5.