With the release of their brand new song Tum Ho To, Shehzad Roy and Sajal Aly have transformed the concept of a love story into a motivational piece fit for the 21st century.
When “Tumhai kam karnae ki kya zaroot hai,” the music video (MV) focuses on showcasing the talent brimming within Pakistan’s girls and ponders the age-old “needs” vs. “wants” debate of women working (There is no need to work for you).
Specific storylines in the MV show off the couple’s continues to struggle save the their marriage, from a cafe dine-in that leaves Sajal feeling like a ‘burden’, to times where she observes other women taking cost of their dreams, while she cannot.
Shehzad Roy and Sajal Aly New Song Tum Ho To
After her husband loses his job and they start drowning in bills and arguments, the MV comes full circle. Sajal is then seen “standing on her own two feet” and enrolling in a training programme.
At this point, Sajal turns to her on-screen husband Shehzad Roy and says, “Tumharae khayal main mughai kam karnae ki zaroorat nai hai, laikan bat sirif zaroorat ki nai hai, laikan bat sirif zaroorat ki nai hai.” (You may believe I don’t need to work, but it’s not about needing it; it’s about wanting it.)