Since it was shared on social media, Sheheryar Munawar and Sajal Aly’s most recent photo shoot has garnered media attention.
Sajal is revealed in the photo shoot to be Sheheryar’s muse; the former is ostensibly fixated on the latter. The Parey Hut Love star had a lot of freedom to develop the idea while Rao Ali Khan conceptualised the shoot.
“Sharing the final batch of images from this shoot that I really like,” Sheheryar wrote on Instagram alongside a number of images, adding, “Very film noir (after the introduction of colour) is a very old world. Why do I adore them? Just remember that we’re actors playing characters and appreciate the work for what it is: art.”
The 7 Din Mohabbat In star also said, “The idea behind the photo shoot was to tell the tale of an emotionally distant, narcissistic, and self-indulgent artist and his muse. to illustrate the effects of being in an emotionally abusive partnership.”
The courtship and subsequent marriages of Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Kamal Amrohi, and Meena Kumari were all “inspired by true life events,” according to Munawar, who also explained how the images depicted the idea.
“The images give some hints about this narrative, like the sculpture sequence where the artist appears to be sculpting his lover but is actually sculpting a male version of himself (hinting at his self-love) In the fashion film from the photo shoot, a man’s character kills someone, which I realised earlier was a metaphor for the abuser metaphorically killing the victim in a toxic relationship with emotional abuse “Muawar tacked on.
He concluded by wishing viewers an equally enjoyable viewing experience as he had while making the images.
The provocative photo shoot received both criticism and support, with many defending it as “art” and others lambasting the attire and poses.