Ishq-e-Laa: Was Shanaya’s Death Necessary?
Gone are the days, where dramas or series could be trusted to avoid killing off their main leads. After bizarre upsets in western movies and series, the trend of killing off protagonists has reached Pakistani Dramas. Audiences are shocked after viewing the 12th episode of Ishq-e-Laa released earlier this week, which marked the death of the dramas main lead, Shanaya Ahmed.
Shanaya was a well-reputed talk show host at Hum News, who was not afraid to challenge those in power. She viewed the world through her own lens of positivity and love, she was empathetic and kind. However, Shanya’s life was cut short due to her pursuing the case of Sultan’s death and later on the abduction of his daughter, Aliha. She is shot on the command of an influential politician and is unable to succumb to her injuries.
Sajal Ali was a power house during her short stay in the drama series. She gave life to Qaisera Hayat’s Shanaya. All her scenes whether as a reporter in the field, a loving wife to Azlan or helping others as an empathetic human being were spot on. After Sajal Ali’s departure, the drama series will take on Azka, played by YumnaZaidi as the main protagonist. The drama series will now explore the effect of Shanaya’s death on Azlan, played by Azan Sami Khan who was a first-hand eyewitness to her brutal murder.
Despite, the fact that the drama series is centered around showing us Azlan’s emotional and spiritual journey, we can’t get over Shanaya’s untimely demise. The story could have progressed equally as good without killing off fan-favorite, Shanaya Ahmed. However, Shanaya’s legacy will continue through Azlan who will now fulfill the last wish of his wife by fighting against injustice and a corrupt political system. Let’s hope the show continues to enthrall audiences and amaze us with some power-packed performances.
Like the audience, we also can’t wait to see how the story will progress after Shanaya’s death and how Azlan will take revenge for his wife’s brutal murder. Don’t forget to share your opinions with us in the comments section below. For more on the latest movies and series, keep on reading Aandeo.