Shama Sikander's web series Ab Dil Ki Sunn, Chapter 3, is related to her brother Rizwan Sikander's real life incident
We recently got to know from our sources that Mercy is a real life incident that was faced by Shama's brother Rizwan, where the roles have been reversed for the show.
We asked Rizwan what exactly happened and how did this change his life, he said, " It was years back that I was leaving a restaurant in the suburbs with my girlfriend, where few boys were Eve teasing her and then started physically touching her. This made me lose my cool and I got into a fight with them to protect her, where I later realised some other guy from behind came and slit my neck from the side, I was unconscious but I later felt that I was dripping with blood.
We somehow managed to reach the hospital and the doctor said that we should be thankful to god if cut was little more deep he would have not survived. It was still a 360degree cut and 56 Stitches were taken and it took quite a long duration for recovery. Shama was later called to the hospital, while she was shooting for ' Yeh Meri Life Hai' and while on her way from Sakinaka to Lokandwala, all she thought was how do I charge those boys who did that crime against my brother.”
Adding further Rizwan said, “ She was fuming, angry, frustrated but when she reached she realised, there is nothing that can make any difference. After seeing me, Shama decided to let go of them, and forgive them. And that's how she realised giving mercy is the only way to let this be in peace. And that's how this story came up for Ab Dil Ki Sunn. So I played the Protagonist in this, and reversed the role, as when we are angry and frustrated we tend to make wrong decisions in life and how one simple forgiveness can change everything. And this is what we showed here, if our own family members by mistake would do something wrong to someone else, even we would ask them to forgive them. And that's the circle of life and what we hope to show. So I'm really happy that ‘Mercy’ has been getting so much love from the Viewers. It's making me so much at peace. "