"Disturbs Me": Mehreen Pirzada On Marital Rape Sequence In 'Sultan Of Delhi' Being Described As "Sex Scene"

Mehreen Pirzada recently made her OTT debut with the Milan Luthria-directed series 'Sultan of Delhi'.

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Written By: Entertainment Desk
Updated: October 18, 2023 | 14:14 IST
Mehreen Pirzada
Mehreen Pirzada recently made her OTT debut with the Milan Luthria-directed series 'Sultan of Delhi'.

Actress and model Mehreen Pirzada, recently made her OTT debut with the Milan Luthria-directed series 'Sultan of Delhi'. The web series premiered on Disney+ Hotstar, and it has received mixed reviews. In the latest entertainment news, actress Mehreen Pirzada has slammed the mainstream media for describing a marital rape sequence as just a "sex scene"

For the unversed, Mehreen Pirzada plays the role of Sanjana in the series. 

"Recently I made my OTT Debut in the web series, “Sultan of Delhi” on Disney Hotstar.  I hope my fans have enjoyed watching the series. Sometimes scripts demand certain actions which might go against your own morals. As a professional actor who considers acting an art and at the same time a job, one has to do certain scenes which are not palatable if they are part of the story’s narrative," she wrote on X. 

"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 added.

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Further in her post, the actress wrote, "It disturbs me that a certain section of the media and people on social media have picked upon 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."

"As an actor it’s my job to do justice to the role and the team of Sultan Of Delhi helmed by Milan Luthria Sir were extremely professional in making sure that we as actors at no point were 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. Peace & Love to all of you," she added.

Talking about 'Sultan of Delhi', the Hindi-language period crime thriller television series has been written by Suparn Verma and directed by Milan Luthria.

The series is set in Delhi in the year 1962 and is based on writer Arnab Ray's book 'Sultan of Delhi: Ascension'. The star cast of the series includes Tahir Raj Bhasin, Mouni Roy, Anjum Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Anupriya Goenka, Nishant Dahiya, and Harleen Sethi.

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