20 April 2017
Story of a victim who has faced so many things and now forced by society to go through the pain again with rejection. An adaptation of a Turkish show, Fatmagul, that has been winning hearts of viewers worldwide, Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka? tackles an extremely sensitive subject of violation of the innocence of a woman. Amala was in city on Thursday to share her pain and views of victims of rape and sexual assault. Pankhuri Awasthy playing the role of Amala explained the misery she is depicting in the show.
While interacting Pankhuri said, “It was a challenge to realistically depict the grief of victims on the Television. The show depicts the story of a young innocent girl from Dharamshala, Amla, whose hope and faith in humanity is shattered by the heinous crime of sexual assault.
Amla is a young girl from Dharamshala – an innocent, simple girl, with wide eyes but small dreams. Although naïve, she radiates genuineness and overall positivity. The show is about her journey of realizing that despite her world being shattered with a heinous incident, all is not lost and there is always hope.
She said that Television is a great medium to reach people and put forward the major issues but at the same time it needs to be a continuous process to aware people to bring a change.
The cast ensemble portraying these challenging roles comprises Pankhuri Awasthy as the protagonist and many well established faces like Rajveer Singh, Anant Joshi, Rajesh Khattar, Akshay Anand and Kasturi Banerjee.
Though the story, the show gives a social message of society breaking their tolerance of how victims of sexual assault are treated. Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka urges people to foster a safe and supportive environment for the victims of sexual assault who seek refuge from people such as authority figure, families and society at large.
The campaign advocates that society needs to place the guilt rightfully with the perpetrators by putting them on trial instead of shaming the victims. The objective of the campaign is is to sensitize audiences and society at large, to the trauma of the victims of sexual assault. Television has the power to spark meaningful change and Kya Qusoor Hai Amla Ka ?is an effort in the same direction.
The channel has kicked off a campaign with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan to drive conversation on the subject of ‘Victim Shaming’ by raising a pertinent question, “Whose fault is it?”. The channel has also tied up with an NGO Jan Sahas Social Development Society- which is an organization providing support to survivors of sexual assault since 2000. Victims can reach out for aid to them via a toll-free helpline which is 180030002852.