Samina Peerzada, Sabreen Hisbani and Arij Fatima come together in this drama, putting forth a great representation of different generations of actresses in the Pakistani television industry. This drama is by Big Bang Entertainment, which is Fahad Mustafa's production house. It's nice to see a prominent actor putting his talent in different baskets.
Meri Beti is 3 episodes in and has, so far, told an emotionally heart-wrenching story of a divorcee (Sabreen) with a young daughter, Iraj, who is living with her mother (Samina). The mother wants her daughter to get remarried, which becomes increasingly unlikely with the mention of a daughter. Samina emotionally blackmails her daughter into posing Iraj as her much younger sister and arranges Sabreen's marriage to a windower.
What is great about this drama is that there are no "negative" characters. The audience may see Samina's actions as horrible, but she comes from a good place and just wants the happiness of her daughter. She loves her granddaughter and is wiling to raise her on her own, posing as a late mother. Sabreen's character brings you to tears, because she wants to do right by her own mother, but can't cope with leaving her daughter behind. And the real star of this drama is the cutie pie Maryam who plays little Iraj. It's rare that child stars are this talented and this adorable, but this little girl has won my heart. She's a star.
I'd recommend this drama. So far, it's interesting and fast-paced.