The Zee5’s original Pakistani web series Dhoop Ki Deewar featuring Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir sparked a controversy on social media as #BanDhoopKiDeewar trended on twitter.
The trailer of the series has been released on Youtube and after watching it, Pakistanis think that the story of the project is against the Two-Nation Theory presented by the founders of the country. The Kashmir angle has also aggravated the backlash.
The story of the web series revolves around Pakistan-India tensions at the Line of Control (LOC) in Kashmir. Sajal appears as Sara from Pakistan and Ahad as Vishal from India, both lost their fathers during firing at the LOC. Later on, the characters share their grief through social media leading to their friendship which came as a surprise for their families.
Here’s how Pakistanis reacted to this story:
While defending all the criticism, the writer of the web series, Umera Ahmed came up with a clarification on her digital media accounts.
Zee5’s Dhoop Ki Deewar will be premiering on June 25.