04 December, 2020

Women On Top

The saas-bahu fare is passe, Hindi TV serials get bold and real...up to a point

Apoorva Salkade
Women On Top
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Twist In The Plot

  • In Kya Hua Tera Vaada, saas helps bahu chalk out plan to win philandering husband back
  • In Diya Aur Bati Hum, the bahu of an uneducated halwai family in Pushkar is hell-bent on becoming an IPS officer
  • In Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, hero crime reporter woos widowed mother of two

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“If a divorced man can remarry, why can’t a woman? I will get my divorcee daughter-in-law remarried,” vows a mother-in-law before a room full of wedding guests. If this was playing on a TV screen near you on Monday, maybe Tuesday arrived with: “I don’t love any woman, neither can I ever do that.” That’s a husband blurting out to his wife that he loves a man. Before the week is over, you will have seen and heard enough to know that now ‘ghar ghar ki kahani’ on Hindi entertainment channels comes with a twist.

Not that conniving...

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