Famous telly serial ‘Badho Bahu’ that is loosely based on the film by Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ — a handsome boy forcefully married off to a helplessly overweight girl by his parents, regrets his marriage, but later falls in love with his wife — is going through a TRP raising phase.
The show — which is based in a rural setting — telecasts a recent episode wherein the protagonist Komal (Rytasha Rathore) fights all the backward notions of the village and tries her hand at wrestling. And during one of the sessions, Komal’s suit tears from the back giving a peek-a-boo of her bra strap, which is considered blasphemous and embarrassing for a rural girl.
A plethora of family politics and body shaming and humiliation comes Komal’s way and how her in-laws (seemingly progressive while living in a regressive society) help her out is shown in the telly serial’s forthcoming episodes. While the audience might be mute spectators of the script and watch it as one of the episodes, the show’s protagonist Rytasha Rathore, took to social media to share her thoughts over the same.
Here’s what Rytasha wrote on her Instagram page…
The latest drama on my show is that while wrestling Badho’s kameez tears from behind and her bra strap is exposed. All the forces of evil try to punish her, shame her – but she’s lucky enough to have very progressive onscreen in laws. This is what I love about my show. We’re pushing the envelope in these little ways. I’d love for more producers and actors to make content that our society needs. To tell stories that will help to uplift this entire country. To widen the narrow minds. To question the norm. To move ahead with the times. So her kameez tore and her bra strap was exposed. So what? Let’s normalise these things. No shame in it yaar. YES WE WEAR BRAS! And YES WE HAVE BREASTS. They contain mammary glands – essential in providing nutrition to new born infants. Other than being aesthetically pleasing they serve a very important function. And yes they sometimes need a bra to support them through the day. Bra straps will peek out of our blouses… and that’s okay. It’s not a shameful thing – don’t whisper it to me like I should be embarrassed. Theek hain yaar, aurat hoon, boobs hain, bra pehenti hoon – thoda dikh gaya toh kya? Tharki nazron se mat dekho yaar. Ya dekhna hai toh ghoor ke mat dekho. Be thoda decent guys, learn to respect women. Learn to respect our bodies, our sexuality – but don’t make everything about that. Anyway too much gyaan is happening, so imma stop. And I offer you an awkward, boobfull, low light selfie. To prove my point. To normalise all this shizz. Okay peace out now I’m off to bed. #Selfie #BlackAndWhite #GoodVibesOnly #NoHate #BoobiesRock #ButDontBeACreep