Mahira Khan | Actor
Similar to the dual nation setting of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Pardes (1997) takes a serious look at the lives of Westernized Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in North America. Whereas Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was about NRIs with Indian hearts, Pardes is about Westernized NRIs.) and hence the meaning of the title - "foreign land".
Raj and Pooja have raised four sons that are now fully settled down and are very independent. When Raj retires, none of them want the burden of taking care of their parents. With Raj and Pooja relying on the kindness of strangers instead of their own ungrateful children, and their own selfish and cruel sons tricking them into living separately, the elderly couple must regain their worth and dignity, even if it’s the last thing they do.
Choti Si Zindagi
Set In the late 1970s, the story of HUM’s newest period drama, Choti Si Zindagi focuses on teen marriages. The story unfolds in a small village and revolves around Urwa and Ameena. Urwa is a teenager and studies in the city but his narrow-minded father, in fear of losing his son, gets him engaged to his niece Ameena and notifies him via a letter. After a failed attempt to talk to his father about this engagement against his will, Urwa has no choice left but to marry Ameena, leave her with his parents to enjoy his life in the city where he has an affair with his classmate Azra. Will Urwa find his way out of this forced marriage or will he succumb to his family’s pressure and honour?