Sanam Jung is Changing Narratives with Her Character in Pyari Mona

Aren’t we all aware of the false standards of body sizes set by our society. A major part of our society still considers obesity a flaw, and looks down upon obese people. In order to make a valuable effort in starting conversations regarding the subject, Hum TV and Sanam Jung are changing narratives with ‘Pyari Mona’.

Body shaming can be directed towards people of any age, gender, or body type, and can occur both in person and online. Body shaming can have serious negative effects on a person’s mental and physical health, leading to low self-esteem, body image issues, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. And that is exactly the kind of messaging Pyari Mano is out to kill.

What Sanam Jung Feels About Her Character in Pyari Mona

Recently Sanam Jung took to her Insta to voice her opinion on a viral clip from the drama. Jung’s character Mona can be seen crying out loud in front of her mother over what she feels about her body image and weight.

“My only problem is that I’m fat. Isn’t it?” Mona, Jung’s character, asks her mother in the clip. After her mother replies in the affirmative, Mona cries out and says she doesn’t want to return to her husband and change herself to make him happy, when in fact she is happy the way she is.

Sanam Jung took to Insta and mentioned how a large number of people are judged on their physical features. She went on to say, “I’ve met so many girls living Mona’s life and trust me, it is not easy. Let’s put an end to bullying, body shaming and putting each other down. Live and let live”.

The Unique Narrative

‘Pyari Mona’ revolves around an overweight, “average-looking” girl portrayed by Sanam Jung in an impressive manner. The show does not just discuss body shaming, but also talks about the significance of young women having financial stability.

Written by Haseeb Ahmed and directed by Ali Hassan, the drama sets new perspectives by breaking several stereotypes of television dramas. It highlights refreshing male characters who are supportive, understanding, and have a progressive mindset to present to the masses, case -in-point Mona’s father who supports her in searching for a suitable job.

The Messaging

In a very gentle and non-preachy manner, ‘Pyari Mona’ gives away subtle messages about women empowerment, importance of career and financial independence for young girls, and the central theme which is body shaming.

Recent episodes from the serial focus on the emotional traumas an individual faces while dealing with the constant brutal and nonsensical remarks concerning their appearance and bodyweight. 

It’s important to recognize that everyone has a unique body and that there is no “ideal” or “perfect” body type. Instead, we should strive to embrace and celebrate diversity in all forms, including body size and shape.

It’s also important to be mindful of the language we use when discussing bodies, and to avoid making negative comments or jokes that could contribute to body shaming and that’s exactly what we have learnt through ‘Pyari Mona’.


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