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Balika Vadhu to deal with social exclusion of widows

Mumbai, Nov 29: Popular TV series Balika Vadhu is all set break a stigma attatched to widows by showing Surekha Sikhri aka dadisa participating in the wedding celebrations of Anandi (Pratyusha Banerjee).Anandi will tie the

PTI [ Updated: November 29, 2012 9:28 IST ]
balika vadhu to deal with social exclusion of widows
balika vadhu to deal with social exclusion of widows

Mumbai, Nov 29: Popular TV series Balika Vadhu is all set break a stigma attatched to widows by showing Surekha Sikhri aka dadisa participating in the wedding celebrations of Anandi (Pratyusha Banerjee).




Anandi will tie the knot with Shiv (Siddharth Shukla)after she divorced her husband Jagdish (Shashank Vyas) and the auspicious ceremony will see dadisa and Shiv's choti maa (aunty), who are widows, putting mehandi on the bride and groom's hand.

I will be seen applying Mehendi on my hands and also applying it on Anandi's hands thereby setting an example.

With this, we are establishing the fact that a widow can be a part of something as auspicious as a bride's Mehendi ceremony and there is no harm in it. I have been part of Balika Vadhu for so long and these customs will certainly be an eye opener," said Surekha.

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