Asad Ahmed Khan, the lion-hearted prince of this story has as many flaws as virtues. He is a multi-layered personality like most of us, but one of his biggest limitations is his inability to trust. His distrust of people stems from his early age abandonment by his father. To date, there are very few people he is even willing to listen, let alone trust.
In general, people who don't trust themselves, have a hard time trusting others. Yes, we can blame Rashid for this flaw but till Asad learns to trust his own feelings and instincts, he will never be able to trust others. Rashid Khan will have to wait a long time.
A classic example of Asad's mistrust of his own self are his feelings for Zoya. Deep down, he is crazy about her, probably madly in love with her but because he doesn't trust himself, he refuses to acknowledge these feelings.He is afraid he will commit a mistake, or let go of all control over his emotions. Time and again, he goes into a trance when he is close to her, or his fear of losing her makes him blurt out his true feelings- like in today's episode and the Mangalpur incident. Then he goes back into his shell, where he refuses to trust his feelings or trust others.
Zoya has been a victim of this mistrust from day 1 but she has gradually learnt to reason with him but when she loses her patience,she just ventures out all alone. We all know what happens when she does that- usually gets into trouble. I am surprised she didn't get into any major trouble today.
Zoya and Dilshaad were both willing to give the benefit of doubt to Rashid today but Asad, who can be stubborn, refused to trust Rashid's innocence.
At first, he gave Zoya a hard time about Raghu but when he saw the photograph and heard Dilshaad's side of the story, some sense did prevail.
By the end of the episode, he trusted Zoya and agreed to go to the doll factory. It's a beginning and hopefully would soon become a habit for him.
The day Asad starts trusting his own feelings, I think he will be more willing to listen to others and trust those whom he considers his well-wishers.
On another note- Welcome Mrs Gabbar Singh aka Razia Siddiqui...kya vamp banaayi hai janaab. Daad deni hogi writers ko