Director Gul Khan: Qubool Hai is not about Asad and Zoya’s love story!

Mon, July 22, 2013 7:40pm IST by
Gul Khan on Qubool Hai
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Zoya-Asad lost second chance to marry, thanks to wily Tanveer! Such worn-out twists and turns are spoiling Qubool Hai, otherwise an entertaining show

But writer-director-producer Gul Khan doesn’t think so, as she has her finger on audiences’ pulse and adds that the real twist is yet to come.

First Tanveer’s manipulation stopped Asad (Karan Singh Grover), from reaching the venue to marry Zoya (Surbhi Jyoti), and Zoya is so heartbroken that she runs away to Ajmer to nurse her wounds. Guilty and concerned, Asad tracks her down and the two reunite in Ajmer.

To make an impact, the show’s writer-director-producer Gul Khan took the pain of travelling to Jaipur, Ajmer and Pushkar to shoot at real locations, including the areas around Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, in scorching heat with the lead actors, and it paid off well with TRPs soaring.

Now, when the two sorted out misunderstandings between them and agreed again to marry, Tanveer (Amrapali Gupta) struck back with another devious plan and succeeded in stopping the wedding once more.

Why Asad, an astute businessman, remains naïve towards his deceitful childhood friend Tanveer‘s tricks? Pat came reply from Khan: “Because I want him to be like this.”

Tell her that such melodramatic turn of events have become common on the small screen, and she dismisses it saying: “It’s rating well. We are catering to masses who do not identify with high-class realism. They need to see high-voltage drama and emotions. If the ratings are not coming, you have to shut the show,” she added matter-of-factly.

She revealed that soon Tanveer will be exposed and they will show the real reason behind her bad behaviour. She added that Qubool Hai, which has completed about 190 episodes on Zee TV, is essentially not about love. “The real story will begin after 200 episodes. Right now we are just setting up. The real story is not about Asad-Zoya, it is about the clash between the two brothers – and we are soon going to show that,” she said and added that the show will have a long run on the small screen and the real concept will open up soon.

Set in Bhopal, the show, beamed on Zee TV, highlights two different sensibilities and schools of thought through two families. If Asad’s family is modern and educated, his dad Rashid (Vaquar Shaikh), who abandoned his mom Dilshad (Shalini Kapoor Sagar) many years ago, to marry Shireen (Shabnam Sayed), lives with his in-laws who are conservative and orthodox.

Khan, who produced Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon and ongoing series Arjun under the 4 Lions Films, is from Jabalpur, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, and lived in a joint family, therefore, she was keen to tell this kind of story. “It is very natural for me to tell the story. I wanted to capture a family where ‘sage-sautele hote hain’. Children are close to each other, but elders are bickerish.”

She has brought her real life experiences through two families. “In every family you have relatives who have studied abroad and have modern thinking and there are people who have lived in small town and are conservative,” she said.

Khan says that the female lead Zoya is her own reflection. “Actually she is completely me – a girl caught between traditional values and modernity and trying to find a balance,” said Khan and added that as far as Asad’s character is concerned, she had seen guys like Asad around her. “I have met guys who are well-to-do, educated but at the same time when it comes to their women, they are conservative…,” she added.

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  • ayan

    After a long time the best serial is going on television :)

  • khadija iftekhar

    what a nuisance asad zoya is not d main actirs arrrrrr…. stupidity of gul khan

  • misha

    asad and zoya is a very v v good couples in television so please dont remove zoya.if zoy is removed then………aaahhh well after a long time the best seal is going on
    keep watching it.allah hafiz

    • MUxi

      misha ALLAH caps mein likhty hein idiot

  • apoorva

    its really a nice story but don’t separate asad and zoya please.

  • zoya

    i love you asad. You are the best inthe serial. Zoya too cutie.

  • urvashi

    asad and zoya are very v v good copule please dont separet it

  • madhubala

    hai.. pleace iss pyaaer ko kya naam doon seriyal replay daping to tamil polimer chennal. this is request for fan’s to iss pyaaer ko kya naam doon.

  • Zoya

    I love you asad and Zoya .plese dont seprate asad and Zoya plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz it’s a request ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • pari

      pls make a pair of asad and zoya
      otherwise i stop watching qubool hai forever

  • srishti

    Plzz font seprate zota & asad

  • Mira

    These people just want to make qubool hai stupied zoya and asad should just get married they just want to make it boring the the other serials.Alo of people would stop watching the program if ayyan and zoya get married.plz we don’t want ayyan and zoya to get married of they do I will stop watching the show.

  • Jameela

    We want zoya and asad marriage very soon

    • Zainub

      There’s no zoyaan in my dictionary I know only Asya!!!!!!

  • asya

    Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz dont separate asya anser me for 1question is there any chansses to marry asadn zoya plzzzz reply its question fot this serial director if i get no ans i wont watch this serial any more

  • amresh singh

    gul khan main aap se yahi kahunga ki qubool hai band kar do kyu ki zoya aur ayan ka nikkah hogo to phir koi ise dekhega hi nahi to aap akle nahi na chlaoge is liye band kar do

  • Zainub

    Why zoya and Ayana going to get married?????!!

    Only Asya
    There was no zoyaan in qubool hai fans dictionary!!!!

  • surbhi

    surbhi i always want to become like you….. i love you a lottt…. i am your greatt… fan

    • fan of surbhi

      surbhi i am also a big fan of u and i wish may i meet u

  • heer

    Hey zoya or ayan ki jodi ko koi nai dekhna chahta so aap serial hi bandh kar dijiye.its a boring twist.

  • zoya

    director dont keep more twist then fans heart will break pls do anything to make asad and zoya pair

  • vikatoli

    Zoya and Asad are the best couple i even seen , they shold be together



  • Shipa jannat

    What íz cruel.we want 2 see asad nd joya unity

  • Shivam

    plzzzzz plzzzzzzz dont do this in the serial,,,,,,
    gul khan is very bad director…..
    plzzzz make asad and zoya together….

  • samira

    Iam not seeing qubool hai.i will not like zoya and aayan jodi.plz change this story

  • shaaan

    Plz make asad and zoya love story complet make ther wedding fast

  • Sheila

    Qubool hai is not a good serial too much negativity it is not a entertaining serial there is no joy and fun to watch like iss pyar ko naam doon no comparison in that serial there was everything fun joy love family ties the actors did av good job all played there part v well

  • Angha pillewar

    please dont seperate asad and zoya please please…………………………………..please

  • rubia

    what iz this?why asad and zoya can’t marry?i will kill u gul?

  • jitesh parihar

    Zoya & ashad is amazing couple…I love you surbhi jyoti

  • ayaan ahmed

    if you seperate Asad & Zoya i and even public will stop watching the drama (qubool hai)NONSENSE

  • samara

    i and my friend are big fan Qubool hai but i did not like the twist in the story.

  • imran hussain

    asad and zoy
    a plz can i meet you

  • rebbecca123

    This is bang out of order a young girl to marry an old
    man father of 2 girls same age as his second wife that is just
    fucked up no wonder todays generation is fucked
    for her to create trouble once again (million times now!!!!!!)
    Thats jut mean on them and us because were the ones that
    are watching it and its us that want them toget married and the
    show too finish once and for all forever!!!! End the show for fuck
    sake how long you gonna drag it on for its about time they get
    married and live happily ever after even though it doesnt exist
    but on tv serials it does soo get them married and end the show!!!
    End the show
    End the show
    End the show its about time its already what 350 episode
    how long you wiling to make it FFS!!!!!
    How many more enteries omg get over the new enteries
    old enteries especially getting a same story in a million times
    fuck the NEW TWISTS!!!!!
    Its sooooooo boring seeing tanveers face and seeing the
    same story happening a million times but to different people

    • ayesha ahmeda

      dont fukin end the show

  • vidyachatur alwaliya

    I agree rebbecca123 gul khan makes me dick coming up with sick ideas

  • Valita Pava

    gul has told qh isn’t s story between asad and zoya, qh is a
    muslim drama between two brothers, and now, suddenly, after karan’s departure, all the qh’s story is concentrated to asad and zoya with much publicity. It’s not
    fair, we have waited it so much, a beautiful story between asad si zoya
    with more beautiful moments but those moments were very short and
    rarely. The story between two brothers was forgotten
    through ayan’s disappearance from the script.

    It’s not fair !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Astha

    Just stop we want asya as simple as that. Clash is between brothers?!? Where is a ayan now? Go off air Gul khan ok! Or bring back Karan

  • nazma

    jitna maza serial ke shuroo me aayatha ab
    utna hi boor lagrahaa hy sabse imported carector ayaan ko nikaal diya jabse ayaan ka carector chang kardiya tabse hi serial ka maza chala gaya,aur shreen ka carector to bina waja ke nikaaldiya agar gul khan ko serial direct karna na aaye to pleese serial rouk dijiye.

  • Saydee Mohamed

    Honestly speaking I hate the fact that this director has done this!! like oh my gosh! What the hell!! but at the same time yes ok things happen an then there’s a time leap…it happens all the time with shows right..but the approach that she used was completely flickin wrong!!! NO OFFENCE Ms. Gul Khan but srsly though?? qh is not some horror movie 2 scar people for life ok and its not boring per say for u to rush into something like killing off most of the stars! -_- I mean one day they are happy and everything an the next almost all the major stars are BRUTALLY murdered and their house burns down! srsly? -_- i don’t really have an issue with the way qh is goin right it’s actually ok but killing off asad and zoya?? really?? omgg an after more than 150 episodes u just kill them off!! NEWSFLASH most ppl who watch qh watch it because of the romantic relation between asad and zoya an u killing them off have just made qh’s tv ratings decrease DRASTICALLY! i agree with u rebecca123 it is the same storylines but happening to different ppl and its sickening like Zoya lost both her parents…an in the new storyline her children lost both their parents!! and also zoya was separated from her brother…now her two daughters have been separated! -_- an also zoya grew up as an orphan an MAYBE well we don’t know yet..but maybe her other daughter Seher is an orphan! All thanks to tanveer again and its sickening now. ok but if Gul Khan wanted 2 start off a new storyline then she could have at least let only zoya and asad an dilshad live..that’s all….and she could have done something really dramatic with it…i don’t know what..but im sure it would have been a better idea than 2 kill off the ppl who makes viewers look at qh. ANOTHER BAD THING is that this new storyline had dilshad all sad an every stinking 2 minutes it shows her having flashbacks about asad and zoya and whoever else because Sanam looks exactly like ‘Zoya’ and she is just like both her parents…an honestly it makes me really sad like…you know…I’m starting 2 give this waste of time new storyline a chance but every minute it showing their deaths and i swear it just makes me wanna cry! i mean of course u have 2 have flashbacks of them but NOT EVERY FRICKIN MINUTE!!!! Btw i have a friend who is obessed with qh..and when she saw that the family was murdered and stuff you knpw..that episode nah…she cried…i had 2 spend the night by her -_- she cried long tears she couldn’t get over it…and it jus came as a shock…i guess that’s what she is in..shock…..she keeps rememebering…an idk wat to tell her….even some of my school teacher are talkin about it…like i hope u really are happy Gul Khan -_- i guess why its affecting ppl is because..well in my opinion QH connects with ppl….it shows things/problems/issues that happen 2 ppl in real life and just maybe it helps ppl who are going through things in life…i mean IM JUST SAYING….i mean look at how the two families are separated….there are soooo many ppl dealing with those types of issues…an well we all know about the issue of having someone jealous of ur relationship and will do things 2 make u suffer and now ur showing ur viewers brutal murder? DON’T GET ME WRONG i have no issue with having a time leap and a new storyline and its actually interesting with sanam being soo shy with that guy and he is carrying her 2 buy the ring an stuff and that stupid rude spoilt brat who almost damaged Haya..i wanna see what’s his nex move and stuff..soo….thumbs up for that its actually going good and from what i have seen soo far it tells me that a lot of INTERESTING things are about 2 happen in this new storyline and its kinda actually cute BUT at the same time it was a bad approach with killing them off!

    • sima

      I agree with u. I stopped watching this horrible serial. After murder drama, I cried. I know this is drama but cried, m not able to watch again this serial. Tired watching but cud not get interest.

  • sima

    I stopped watching this serial after joya and asad death. We are watching serial for entertainment not for tragedy n all. This is not Sholay movie where so many will be killed. This is serial and we are watching this serial from so long like year, so attached with characters.