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What would your favourite 90s female characters from TV be like had they been created now? Find out!
Indian TV shows have been moving sadly downhill in their content since a very long time, and I’m pretty sure everybody would agree that the current period might just be the worst – where 18-year-old women are marrying 9-year-old boys, naagins are trending like anything and women are turning into houseflies.
Do you think your favourite female character, from the 80s and 90s, would have also become a part of this circus or be the same as before? We have some ideas.
Rajani in the eponymous serial, who fought the system and social stigmas like a queen would now probably be made to quarrel with her mother-in-law over how her tea making skills aren’t very nice.
When your mother-in-law starts criticising the very tea she drained in a minute because…that’s her job
When your mother-in-law starts criticising the very tea she drained in a minute because…that’s her job!
Kalyani in Udaan is a girl who aspires to be an IPS officer and becomes one with all the support from her family. However, today she probably would have been made to marry some sad guy and prove herself to be a full grown bahu first. (Reminds you cough diya-aur-baati cough of something?)
When you wanna be an IPS officer but you gotta marry and prove your REAL sanskaari value first *sigh*
When you wanna be an IPS officer but you gotta marry and prove your REAL sanskaari value first sigh
Shanti was the first ever daily soap and almost revolutionised the concept in India. Here she is a bold journalist who tries to decipher who her father is out of the two rapists she interviews. Had it been this time, she would have been unnecessarily made to fall in love and then her ‘man’ would find things out for her and explain. Mansplaining, for the win!
When you wanna find your real father on your own but see your man trying to make sense of the world for you so you let him do it for you. How romantic.
Tara was the first show to show modern, progressive women transgressing boundaries and living their lives on their own terms. Tara fell in love with a married man, had a child out of wedlock and was a single mother. Today, Tara would probably be plotting how to get rid of her lover’s wife and daughter so that she could have a good life. And with a lot more eye shadow because eyeshadow=evil.
When you get to know the man of your dreams is married and has a daughter who hates you
Dr. Simran in Astitva Ek Prem Kahani was a strong woman who dared to marry a man 10 years younger than her despite the social pressures. Had it been today’s time, she would probably be 18 and marry a 9-year-old boy. Oh wait, that sounds familiar… winks
When you get a weird text and you know your husband is back from school to annoy you
If you have any other such characters in mind, share it in the comments below!
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