Mehreen Pirzada is an actor and model who recently made her OTT debut in the web series Sultan Of Delhi directed by Milan Luthria. Mehreen has criticized the mainstream media and social media memes and trolls for describing marital rape as “sex scene”.
The actress took to her official X handle and wrote “there was a scene in Sultan of Delhi that depicted a brutal marital rape. It pains me to see that a serious issue like marital rape has been described by many in the media as a “sex scene.” This trivializes something that is a serious issue that many women the world over are currently dealing with.”
She further added, It disturbs me that a certain section of the media and people on social media have picked up on this; these people should understand that they have sisters and daughters too, and I pray to God they never have to go through such trauma in their own lives, as just the thought of such brutality and violence against women is repugnant”.
In the end, she wrote “as an actor, it’s my job to do justice to the role, and the team at Sultan of Delhi, helmed by Milan Luthria Sir, was extremely professional in making sure that we as actors were at no point uncomfortable or exposed during the shooting of some very difficult scenes. I hope as an artist to do my best in every role for my audience, be it Mahalakshmi, Sanjana, or Honey.”
About the webseries Sultan Of Delhi
Sultan of Delhi is a web series which premiered on Disney+Hotstar on 13 October 2023. The webseries has an ensemble cast of Mouni Roy, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Anjum Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Nishant Dahiya and many more. This web series is based on the writer Arnab Ray’s book Sultan Of Delhi:Ascension.