‘Cheekh’ has been captivating audiences across Pakistan. The show stands apart from the rest since it’s a murder mystery and a woman’s fight for justice. The show has had a character come back into play recently, and he is changing things up in the show.
Emmad Irfani plays Shayan, Mannat’s husband. His character is absent at the beginning of the show since he lives in America, but he makes an important appearance in the show.
Wajih, in his ploy to remove Mannat from his house and family, makes up an affair. He alleges that Mannat is having an affair with their younger sister, Haya’s, fiance Adil. Everyone believes this story, and at the beginning of this week’s episode, it seems like Shayan believes it too.
Shayan asks Mannat to pack her things up and leave. What follows is a silent car ride to Mannat’s house. When her panicked mother asks if they got divorced, Shayan gives the reply OF THE YEAR.
‘Mein tum par lagaye hua ilzaam ko sach saabat nahin karna chahta’. He then reveals his plan for keeping her at a distance from his toxic household and eventually having a house of their own.
He, literally, fights his family for his wife and for her truth. He vows to never leave Mannat and to have Wajih hang for his crimes.
Towards the end of the episode, we also see Mannat and Shayan share a very intimate moment.
Shayan and Mannat are a unique couple in Pakistani drama history. They both stand up each other and support each other, as well as being openly affectionate and loving.
It is rare to see male characters support their wives so openly and so bravely in our dramas; the usual trajectory is that he doesn’t believe her, makes her life hell, but somehow at the end, he figures out he was wrong and then loves her forever. Shayan is a break away from that norm, and people are IN LOVE WITH IT.
I think it's safe to say that shayaan is proper husband goals. Mannat is so strong, I can't even. Her attitude? 🔥 Plus wajih is so evil, I love it lol. #Cheekh
— Maryam (@BefourMaryam) April 7, 2019
People are loving how Shayan is a different ‘husband’ character.
So far so good. Showing Shayaan as such a husband was a breath of fresh air, as otherwise the usual trend in our dramas is that husbands are the first to abandon their wives. Has been set up nicely, if only it keeps going well.
— Rawal, the Romeo (@Romeo_Rawal) April 7, 2019
It also helps that Emmad Irfani looks the way he does.
This character Shayan is making me all crazy 😍😍 #Cheekh
— Travel the world ✈ (@iqraaa7) April 8, 2019
Shayan was made #HusbandGoals
Uffff Shayan 🥰
Aisa shohar sab larkiyon jo milay #cheekh
— Bizzarre CK (@ess_rgee5) April 7, 2019
#Cheekh Koi Shayan jesa shauhar dilwa do yaar 🙏🙏🙏😍😍😍
— Honey Khan (@honeykhan9273) April 7, 2019
— ɴᴏᴏr (@nxpapillon) April 7, 2019
— Ayesha-عائیشہ 🇵🇰 (@Ayesha_ZaYain2) April 6, 2019
— Madiha (@muhdeeha) April 6, 2019
Clearly, Pakistani drama writers are evolving. It’s a slow process, but it is finally happening.
No greater blessing than a husband who supports you whole heartedly even when the world points fingers at you! Shayaan is setting the bar high for single ladies out there in #Cheekh, myself included 😭 He doesnt even need words, his actions for Mannat express his love❤
— Anita Malik (@anita9218) April 7, 2019
Considering how the show is going so far, some people are scared of the character’s future.
WHY do I feel that Shayan will be killed off in #Cheekh ?😭 He better stay, and be happy till the very end.
— حفظہ (@zazabear97) April 8, 2019
Mannat’s character is extremely strong and brave. Up till Shayan’s return, she had to deal with Wajih and his plotting against her. She stood her ground and fought as best as she could. For fans of the show, it is a relief to see her finally get an ally, and that ally is in the shape of her husband, Shayan.
Are you watching ‘Cheekh’? Are you also loving the chemistry between Shayan and Mannat? Let us know in the comments 🙂
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