Zoya Akhtar Reacts To Netizen Who Asks If There Ever Will Be ‘Unoppressed Muslim’ Characters In Her Projects
Zoya Akhtar is the creator of the new season of “Made In Heaven” and was recently asked by a viewer if she would ever show a Muslim character as someone who wasn’t oppressed. She recently posted a comment on her Instagram post in which she refuted the allegations made by a journalist that she was the ‘pallavi menke’ of radhika apte and her dimensions were inspired by her.
In the comments section, an internet user asked Zoya: “Zoya can you (show) normal muslim characters in your shows. One positive story that is not oppressed.” In response to this, Zoya used all the characters in her filmography to illustrate her point. In response to the comment, she wrote: “Zaffar Khan and Tanveer in ‘Luck By Chance’. Imran and Laila in ‘ZNMD’. Farah Ali in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. Practically everyone in ‘Gully Boy’. Sarfaraz khan and Leila Shirazi, Kabir, Faiza and Nawab have appeared in ‘Made In Heaven’.
The second season of “Made In Heaven” has been getting a lot of attention due to allegations of plagiarism, first from a journalist-author, and now from a fashion designer named Tarun Tahilliani. Tarun has accused the producers of using his designs in an episode created by other designers without giving him any credit. In a series of Instagram posts, Tahiliani revealed that his designs were made up by a fake designer on the show and in one of the episodes featuring Mrunal as a bridesmaid, the actress was wearing an outfit that was originally designed by Tahiliani but made by a fake designer named akshay jaiswal under a fake label.
He posted a photo of Mrunal in her outfit on his Instagram account and wrote: “It is most unfortunate when a popular OTT series violates the understanding behind the provision of clothing in the first place! Case in point: Significant portions of the second episode of Made in Heaven, were styled using clothes provided by the Tarun Tahiliani studio in good faith to the stylist.”
“Unfortunately, a fictitious designer representing a fictitious label presented our garments! This is a shocking breach of faith. If this is what the production house intended, they should have engaged a costume designer, had costumes designed, and proceeded as they saw fit,” he added.