Iqra Aziz reacts to social media anger caused by marital rape scene

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Marriage is based on trust, love and consent, said Pakistani actress Iqra Aziz, responding to the furore on social media after a marital rape scene from Ranjha Ranjha Kardi went viral.

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Iqra Aziz and Imran Ashraf are receiving rave reviews for their performance in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi. The drama serial has become popular with fans largely owing to Imran Ashraf’s portrayal of Bhola.

A  scene from the drama serial, however, has provoked anger on social media. The writers, directors and producers have come under fire for showing a marital rape scene in the drama.

In episode 20, Bhola, under the influence of heavy medication, assaults Noori, portrayed by Iqra Aziz. Bhola’s mother later defends her son as he returns to his ‘normal’ state.

People took it as a justification of rape and spoke out against it on social media.

Iqra finally took to Instagram and replied to the furore, stating that marital rape was wrong and it was important that there be trust, love and consent between man and wife.