Zara’s Nikah 28 June 2020: Zara and her friend enjoy market view.Reporter on TV talks about protest in muslim areas as government passes bill against divorce.Zara(heroine) is looking around in market and enjoying things.
Some muslim leaders are trying to make rules and protest against laws. One man comes to committee and says priest make people fight against laws. Priest says Shahbaz, people are already angry, we cant provoke them. Shahbaz says they have passed bill against divorce law today, soon they will change our more rules. Priest says my decision is final. Shahbaz asks board members who is with him and wants people to fight against this divorce bill? Some people raise hands but majority is with priest and not Shahbaz Ahmed.
Zara says to her friend that we should enjoy some food, friend says we will miss train. They start leaving, friend asks why you are wearing burqa today? you usually wear shawl only, Zara says my mom like burqa a lot so I wore it for her. Zara and friend sits in rickshaw but protesters come to market and shouts to bring divorce bill back, they will not tolerate change in sharia. Zara and her friend hides from them. Protesters are breaking things and putting fire around. Zara and friends run from there.
Some boys and girls get on train and wait for Zara and her friend. They call Zara’s friend, friend says we are on our way, she says what? she tells Zara that train is gone. Zara calls hostel manager and asks if they can come back? warden says no, there is curfew here, dont comeback, find any mode of transport and leave from there. Zara says okay.
Zara and Friend takes lift in a truck, they sit in back, Zara says we didnt have any other choice. Driver says I have given you lift but there are protests going on, if they stop us then you will have to leave. He sees protests nearby and asks them to hide under things. Zara and friends hide. Friend says protesters are muslims and I am hindu. Zara says dont worry. Protesters come infront of truck. Whole city is surrounded by fire. Driver says to them that when I get way then we will leave, he drives fast and passesby protesters, he passes from fire too and doesnt stop for anyone. Protesters start running behind him. Zara and friend hides. People start attacking truck, they stop it and hits it. One man says put this truck on fire. Zara says to her friend Reema that dont worry, Allah will help us. Protesters start throwing petrol on truck. Zara and Reema hides from them.
Zara covers her friend’s face in veil and stands in truck, all protesters see her face, Zara says quran’s lines and says God doesnt give right path to people who are cruel. All stop at that. Zara have swapped clothes with Reema so she is not wearing burqa. One man says this protest is about hindu and muslim, we are fighting for our rights, come with us, we will help you. Zara thanks them and says our train left and we took lift in truck and got stuck. Man says we will find transport for you. Reema’s phone rings and om bhajan starts playing, protesters hear it and says this was cheating, Zara and Reema gets tensed. Protester says she is wearing burqa and cheating. Zara and Reema starts running away from them. They are running away from them, Reema takes off her burqa.
Hero (Kabir is in truck), he sees them running away, he ties himself from rope and hangs by truck, he passesby them and gives them hand, he hints them to come up, protesters are trying to attack him too but Reema runs and takes his hand, she jumps on truck. He gives hand to Zara, she grabs it and jumps on truck, he pulls her in, she mistakenly falls in his arms, he pins her to truck wall, they share eyelock. Kabir looks away and sees protesters still running behind them, he asks if they are fine? they nod. Zara says thank you for saving our lives, he says it was my duty. Reema says she is Zara Siddiqui, she mastered in Islamic studies, I am Reema and I studied Hindi. He says I am Kabir Ahmed, Reema says we lost our train. Kabir shows them news that train is stopped at next station so they can take it from there, they smile at him.
One family is preparing for milad. Wife says to husband that I have arranged milad so people will know that our daughter Zara that she is respected person, she is best in islamic studies, both educationally and spiritually, maybe we will get some good proposal for her today.
Kabir takes Zara and Reema to railway station. Zara slips but Kabir holds her and stables her. Zara thanks him for helping. Kabir says I am going to Lucknow too, I had to take this train too. They all go in train. Zara goes to her friends and takes dupatta. Reema says some dashing hero saved us. Zara sees Kabhi sitting at some distance. Zara says to her friends that we got stuck in protests but this pious person Kabir Ahmed saved us, all clap for him and praises him. Zara smiles at him.
Zara is in train and checking news. Zara sends tea for Kabir, his friends cheer for him, he laughs. Zara shyly looks at him. One friend of Kabir teases him and says poetry comes where there is romance. Kabir says which romance? friend says she sent you tea, this is love.. Zara hears it and is embarrassed. Reema says to Zara that I sent tea to him on your name, Zara is stunned and says why you keep thinking like this. She tells him that he is priest of a mosque. Zara looks at him. Reema says I got to know that priests can be hot too.
In train, they turn to news channel. Reporter says divorcing 3 times will be considered as crime now. Kabir is not happy. Zara gets happy hearing it and says that all boys should know this now. Kabir says divorce is not something that makes men happy too, their house breaks too. Zara says but divorce breaks women. Kabir says I understand that men have upper hand in our society but they are bad people, not bad laws, divorce have been in our religion for thousand years and relation that can be made by saying ‘qubool hai’ can be broken by saying talakh, they cant change it. Zara says girl have a say in qubool hai but not in divorce. Kabir glares at her.
At Lucknow station, they get down. Zara is leaving, she sees Kabir and turns to leave. KAbir says I feel you have less knowledge of Islam, your divorce views are wrong, you should read more. zara says is it written anywhere about three divorce rule? he says no. Zara says then no priest can make me believe in something which is not written in quran and hadiths, God forbid if you have to choose a way of divorce then which way you will choose? he says saying divorce three times only. Zara says I pity the girl who will become your wife. They glare at each other. Zara leaves with Reema.
All are preparing at Kabir’s home. Someone is calling Ruksaar and thinks Kabir is coming soon, where is she? Ruksaar is sleeping in her room. Kabir comes home, rose petals fall on him. His sister hugs him, Kabir says I dont recognize you, she says I am your small sister Alina. Kabir says she was a baby, but you are big girl, he hugs her and says how are you? she says I am good. Kabir hugs his mom, his sister and brother hugs him. Kabir says I have comeback after years. Kabir’s bhabhi drags him and asks if he brought something for her? he says yes a formula of how to trap your husband, all laugh.
Kabir’s father Shahbaz Ahmed comes there and says my pride, my son.. he says you are first priest in your family, just see what else I teach you. Babhi is calling Ruksaar and thinks why she is not taking call. Mom asks Bhabhi Zeenat what happened? she says nothing. Mom says big priest’s wife called us for milad, we will wash away our sins and might find a girl for Kabir. Zeenat smirks.
Zara drops Reema her home and is going to her home, she looks around and smiles. Milad is going on. Zara recalls how she wore burqa for her mom but had to take it off because of protests and saving Reema. Zara reaches home and takes off her dupatta. She screams mom.. all women turn to see her, she hikes up her bag and falls jerks up showing off her skin as she is wearing Reema’s jeans, all women are stunned to see it. Zara sees her skin showing off, her mom is stunned and sees her buttons little undone too, Zara propers her shirt. One woman laughs but stops. Zara grees some women but all leave and dont respond to her. Her mother is dejected. Zara greets her and is about to hug her but her mother stops her. Mom says 365 days and 5 years..
I just saw one dream that my daughter will be best and educated girl of Lucknow, this Milad was a show, I just wanted to show that my daughter is best but you destroyed my dream, you came but like this? no manners of us, wearing showing clothes and no proper fitting. Zara says I just took off shawl outside, I was coming home and there is no veil from family. Mom says yes there should be shame and veil, girls dont have right to show off their bodies, girls taking of shawls can be death of their parents. Zara says I was covering myself with shawl, mom says but you showed off skin to whole city women, this shawl is useless, if it cant protect your honor then this shawl should have one ending. She brings kerosene, all try to stop her but she sets shawl on fire. All are stunned. She checks her bag and says you wear clothes like these? she burns them too. Zara is in tears as mom leaves. Zara cries.
Zeenat and Kabir’s mom are leaving from milad, Zeenat laughs, mom says dont laugh at someone. Zeenat says she set up milad to show off her daughter but her daughter destroyed everything showing her colors. Mom says I am sad for daughter, she didnt know what was happening in house. Zeenat says girls should be careful of themselves, now no one will make her daughter in law.
Zara’s father comes to her, she says do they welcome daughters like this? Father says your mom having waiting for you but the way you came in was against her dreams. Zara says I didnt know there would be people in house, I thought mom would be waiting to hug me, was it my mistake? is being a woman a mistake? father says no girls are biggest blessing, its about being mother and daughter, you are daughter today, one day you will become mom too, mom are not right or wrong.. they are just moms.. they care for everything, its not good to hurt them. Zara looks on.
Zara sees her mom crying while offering namaz. Zara sits beside her prays, she says God forgive me for hurting my mom, I took off my shawl to hug my mom but she got miffed, God please pacify her. Mom cries and glances at her, she smiles and hugs her. they both cry. Mom says I am pacified from you, father smiles seeing them.
Kabir sits with his father Shahbaz, father asks why are you alone? Kabir says you all eat at dinning table but I have started eating while sitting on floor, that is good in our religion. Kabir says so much happened on three times saying divorce but your committee just gave a statement.
Zara tells everything to Reema. Reema says why didnt you tell your mother about protests and how we got stuck and you had to give burqa to me. Zara says no she would have gotten scared more, she loves me a lot. Father comes there and says you are right, you mom would have gotten worried listening about protests but you should have called me, you know I am head priest of here, her father Irfan hugs her.
Shahbaz says to Kabir that head priest of city Irfan doesnt take action, he is scared, come with me.
Kabir and Shahbaz comes to old mosque. Kabir says we used to offer eid namaz here. Shahbaz says whole people offer namaz here behind Iran, who is head priest of here but he is not brave, he cant take decision, he didnt tak action against three words divorce rule.. you know why I made you priest? I did a lot of hard work to reach here but I dont have respect and honor that head priest have, I want you to have it, I want you to become head priest and lead people ot Lucknow, will you do it? will you guide this city? will you bring that respect to me? Kabir says yes, your dream will be fulfilled, this nation needs guidance, your dream will fulfill. He offers namaz there.
Kabir is shopping in mall. Zara and Reema are shopping in same mall. Kabir sees Zara and recalls how she said she pity his would be wife. Zara likes one dress but says its sleeveless. Reema says you should atleast try it. Zara says no family would not approve of it. Reema says just try it on. She drags her to dressing room. Zara tries dress on, she looks stunning in pale pink dress. Zara sees deep cut. Reema asks her to come out and show her. Zara reluctantly comes out of dressing room, Reema says you are looking so pretty in gown, all boys would have died seeing you like this. One person calls her and takes her picture, they runaway. Zara changes her dress and says we have to stop them.
Sunday update Zara’s Nikah 28 June 2020: Men who took her photos are leaving but Reema stops them and says you have no shame? delete it. One boy says she is an item, we will kiss her photo. Zara comes there covered in hed scarf and slaps him, she says you think you can do anything and girl will not say anything, you cant disrespect her. Boy says we didnt disrespect you but now we will, he is about to snatch her scarf but Kabir comes there and grabs his hand. Zara smiles at him. One boy says madam have body guard too, Kabir twists his hand and beats him, boys try to run but Kabir catches them, Zara says he has my photo in his phone, Kabir runs behind them. He grabs them. He takes his phone and says shameless people. Kabir sees Zara’s sleeveless photos in his phone, he deletes them and says dont harrass any girl, boys leave. Kabir says to Zara that photos are deleted. Reema says give us chance to say thank you, have coffee with us, he says I have some work. Zara says Prophet said to not deny invitation without any reason. Kabir turns to her, they share eyelock.