Eisha Singh enjoys doing shows with social messages

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New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) After starring in “Ishq Ka Rang Safed” that highlighted the plight of widows, Eisha Singh will play a character who has a strong opinion about ‘triple talaq’. The young actress feels happy to get such “good offers”.

In Zee TV’s new fiction show, “Ishq Subhan Allah”, the 19-year-old plays the role of Zara who is a well-educated young woman. She applies the teachings of Islam to a logical and liberal way of life.

Asked about picking shows with social messages, Eisha told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “In one show, I played a young widow. This show is about women empowerment. I am getting so many good offers. So, it is exciting to do such shows.”

Apart from women empowerment, the show raises its voice against triple talaq. Scared of controversies?

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“When it comes to religion, people get very sensitive but still we must know how to handle such subjects. Triple talaq is a sensitive topic. Our writers and makers of the show need to be careful. I am also careful enough and make sure that I don’t hurt anybody’s sentiments through my role,” she said.

So far, it has been a learning experience for Eisha.

“I am learning Urdu. There are certain words that I had to repeat at least 30 to 40 times to pronounce them properly. I was born and brought up in a typical Hindu family, but the plus point is that I am from Bhopal so I am familiar with the culture,” she said.

“I also learnt how to perform namaaz. Islam is such a beautiful religion,” she added.

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But what’s her take on triple talaq? Should it be considered a punishable offence?

“I will stick to my show. Like during ‘nikaah’, if you need a woman’s consent, then why not during divorce? They (men) don’t ask women. That is bad. If you talk about equality, both (men and women) should have a say in this and have equal rights,” she said.

She said the show is not a finite one but its longevity depends on the acceptance from the audience.

“We will stick to our issue which is triple talaq and won’t divert just for TRPs,” she said.



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