The scene where we see an interesting undercurrent and of course underhandedness of Haider Shaikh (Mohit Sehgal) in his dealing with Gaffur Ahmed Siddiqui (Tej Sapru) in Qubool Hai is something that would make one start thinking about human nature. While it might seem a tad bit unlikely that a person standing not so far way cannot hear the words spoken between two people, especially when one wants to know what is happening; it is possible. Why?
We have a theory (of course, we always do). Its been some time since we told you about our round table square discussions. Well, this particular scene perhaps made us evaluate how human mind works and yes, we are amateur psychologists. Alright, alright, we won’t go so far.
Back to the theory. We believe that when someone wants to hear or see something, they tend to hear and see just that. Humeira in this case is pre-conditioned to believe that Haider is going to plead with her father for her hand so what is actually being said between the two is immaterial to her, as she is only waiting for the conclusion and hope of knowing that all is well.
That is why perhaps she ran away the minute she realized things are not going as she hoped.
Have you seen this happen ever? We of course, talked about similar situations. For e.g. when one has a crush on someone, one tends to stare obliquely at the person (of course, one believes that no one can make that out) and because one believes the other person likes us, we tend to look for signs of the same. A slight smile, a returned look are gestures we presume are reciprocal of one’s feelings. Lord behold if that person is talking to someone and happens to look at one, we would obviously assume the person is talking about one.
Do you think pre-conceived notions lead to misunderstandings? Would Humeira want to marry the man she believes went to plead to her father if she really knew what they spoke about? They say eavesdroppers never hear good about themselves. Do you concur?
Arjun played by Shaleen Malhotra’s final interview with us was a revelation. Here we bring you the final part of it which is just a sign off and we rolled when he was having a chat with the Production Head.
The camaraderie he shares with people is visible. We could not get the crew to talk to us as either they were too busy or shy to come in front of the camera. But one thing is there, they all love Shaleen Malhotra from the producer to the spotboy. And we can vouch for that.
Of course, we shall bring you the behind the scene segment, the one with Gorky M shooting the last scene.
Qubool Hai will see another wedding, that of Haider Shaikh (Mohit Sehgal) and Humeira Siddiqui (Ketki Kadam). The wedding is something that is forced (or so it seems to us) on Haider or is it just his plan. Whatever it is, his plan (what we can deem of it) is working.
They say pride comes before fall. Now, we somehow see some sort of wringer coming in the way of characters who have gotten married recently. One is Zoya Farooqui (Surbhi Jyoti) who will perhaps have to deal with a lot with being torn due to Gaffur Siddiqui (Tej Sapru), Haider Shaikh or Asad Ahmed Khan (Raqesh Vashisht). Who knows it could be all three. Three important men in a woman’s life, the father, the brother and the husband.
What is going to happen to this wedding? Will Humeira find that waiting for Ayaan would have been better than rushing into something that will only trip her up? Is this love? Or is clever machinations of a man on a mission.
We believe some drama is slated for all the viewers with some twists and turns that may seem as if it has been seen before and some that not seen.
Watch out for Qubool Hai every weekday at 9:30pm on Zee TV.
Shaleen Malhotra is perhaps one of a kind and we say this as we go through the interview he gave us for a lot of reasons. What are these? Well, to begin with, we actually got time with him to speak at length and to take that kind of a time out is not always possible for one and for other the intent to speak with you all about his experience is what made this all happen.
Commitment is what he gives to whatever he does. That is one quality that will get you everywhere.
Being his own person. No fanfare, no trimmings. He is what he is. And yes, when you meet him, you see him without “makeup”. Now, to find a person with that is something rare for an actor or a person. While everyone wears a mask, he is candid. Take it or leave it.
Have we painted a picture of a man who is after your very heart? Don’t blame you. Be it as a friend, a colleague or just a ship you pass in a lifetime, he is a man who will leave you with more than an impression.
Genuine, down-to-earth and amiable is how we find him. And we have perhaps talked about all these qualities over the last year or so.
Will we miss him? Yes and no. Because he is one person who is there whenever you want to get in touch. So, be it Facebook, Twitter or his mobile we know he will respond anytime, anywhere.
There is more of him that we shall bring. Stay tuned.
Qubool Hai has Gaffur Ahmed Siddiqui (Tej Sapru) who is unwittingly connecting the long lost cousins, Haider Shaikh (Mohit Sehgal) and Zoya Farooqui (Surbhi Jyoti). While Zoya is looking desperately for her father and the clues only seem to boggle her further. There are of course people like Razia and Tanveer who wants to severe the connection that actually exists.
But one clue has been found by Haider. He knows Zoya is his Chutki. Now, how will this pan out? Will Haider and Zoya get together and find peace in their relationship or will the revenge that Haider seeks from Gaffur backfire by yet again losing the most important person in his life?
Will the two half-sisters be united or will they be against each other not just for the father’s affection but for Haider’s as well?
What lies ahead is something you will have to watch the series for. But the connecting the dots is something that the characters would have to take on.
Qubool Hai airs every Monday to Friday at 9:30pm on Zee TV.
Arjun – Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek was a show that brought you a message at large for people as they were entertained every weekend with crime stories.
Shaleen Malhotra played the stoic, unconventional cop Arjun Suryakant Rawte who broke a few rules to fight crime while he also fought some personal demons.
Here is the interview and we are calling it part 1 A as it is an in between 1 and 2 (obviously) as we had first thought not to put in the entire 40 odd minutes of chat that we had with people coming in and going, change of costume and what not.
However, we realized that we have had a wonderful conversation and you all get to see more than a systematic “interview”.
Tell us how you like it. And yes, we shall bring you more over the weekend.
We know Haider Shaikh (Mohit Sehgal) of Qubool Hai has revenge as his motive to be in Siddiqui Mansion. He has also made that point clear to Gaffur Ahmed Siddiqui (Tej Sapru). Ketki Kadam who plays Humeira Siddiqui is in love with Haider. And she wants marriage.
What we see here in the pictures is that Haider on behest of Humeira is pleading with Mr Siddiqui to accept him as Humeira’s husband as she looks on. What is Siddiqui going to do? Will he take this fait accompli? Will he be able to save his daughter from being a pawn in Haider’s game?
Is Haider really pleading? Find out in the show every Monday to Friday what is going to happen at 9:30pm.
Also, you will see more drama between Tanveer and Zoya as she tries to find out who is sending her all the clues about her father. We shall bring you that story as well.
P.S. – Watch the pictures. Couple of them are taken while they were rehearsing the scene. Do you see, how Ketki is swinging around in the background?
Gorky M in the Hang out with followers of Arjun had promised to bring the song he had shot that never made it on air.
Reasons apart, he has fulfilled what he promised and here is what you get to see.
From his blog we bring you this…
There are many ways of creating stories and characters. Sometimes you are lucky enough and someone comes along with a story and characters that you empathise with and you make it your own. Why empathy?
The last scene of Arjun – Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek was a last minute change. Literally. Gorky M had decided to shoot it and when on the way to the set, he decided, he wanted to add a few things that he possibly could. And yes, he had roped in Behzaad Khan to come for the final scene.
It all took place in space of an hour. And you all must have heard him say this on the Hang out as well. Those who have not been able to join could watch it on Gorky M’s channel here:
We also bring you some pictures from the shoot.
Both Shaleen Malhotra and Behzaad Khan have a friendship that goes beyond work sphere. Besides sharing a room on the set during the show, they have been together after pack up and that camaraderie one can see whenever you see them together.
Hope you all enjoy the pictures and videos we bring. Do let us know how you like them. We shall also bring the BTS and interview as promised.
Arjun played by Shaleen Malhotra spoke at length about his camaraderie with the crew and cast. Here, is the part 2 where we spoke about the director Randeep Mahadik and had him join the conversation as well.
Of course, we had a point in between when he had to have a costume change and we had lost the thread of the conversation. We shall bring the interim part which we had waylaid where he talks about his heroines. However, for now we bring you Shaleen with Randeep.
Tomorrow we bring you another aspect where he shall talk about his heroines other cast and directors he has worked with. Or who knows we will bring part 1 A later in the day itself. As long as internet connectivity gives us room.