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Lavender Marriage, why it is in news after ‘Badhaai do’ Movie released?

Lavender Marriage, why it is in news after 'Badhaai do' Movie released?

Ground Report | New Delhi: Badhaai Do movie starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of 2022. Ever since Badhaai Do has garnered immense love from the audience, people are waiting to see what the makers have come up with next.

Sharing the silver screen space for the first time, Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will be seen playing a couple trapped in a lavender wedding.

The trailer has revealed more than it should have. It is clear from the trailer that the story revolves around getting married to a gay boy in a small town in India. Interestingly, while they are paired opposite each other, there is no romantic angle between the two, as Pednekar’s character shows no interest in men or marriage; Instead, he seems to have a romantic tendency for women.

In an interview with PTI, Pednekar said that she agreed to do the film in half of its narration as she saw the potential of the project to speak to a larger audience. “What really stood out to me was that this is a great franchise to speak about things that usually make people uncomfortable, but something that we need to accept and normalize.

“There’s a lot of humor in the movie, even in the description I couldn’t stop laughing. But the humor isn’t derogatory, neither is the title. It’s not at the expense of the community.”

The actor, whose credits include socially relevant films like “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan”, “Bala” and “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare”, said, “Badhaai Do” came to him without any dos and don’ts.

Pednekar said the film’s team – director Harshvardhan Kulkarni, writers Suman Adhikari and Akshat Ghildiya – knew how to tell an important story with maturity.

“There was a lot of sensitivity about the LGBTQI community, which is something I really respected. That came from the writing and the direction. There was not a lot for me to be alert about, which tells you about the maturity and the thinking that has gone behind the writing. “When I heard the narration, it was done so well, there was no reason for me to say, ‘We should not create a joke about the community’. You have to show society the way it is, because that’s the only way we would be able to achieve the change we hope we do, but there is no digging. It is a very sensitive film” she said.

Mental health consultant Aruba Kabir told The Indian Express that the term ‘lavender marriage’ is more than 100 years old. “This form of marriage can be understood as an ‘act of convenience’ for public deceit when two persons – usually a man and a woman – together secretly harbor their mixed orientations,” (Badhaai do movie)

“Lavender marriage, thus, is a choice that allows an individual to be themselves yet protect their personal lives from public speculation. The move to bring such concepts to light is a step towards a progressive community. Spreading awareness about lavender marriages would definitely help. Many individuals have to hide their sexual preferences due to societal pressure or pressure within their own families, and after being sadly forced into a heterosexual marriage — it remains unfruitful and burdensome,” she said.

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