An Open Letter to Hindi Soap Creators


Dear Hindi Soap Creators,

There was a time when I was hooked to your hindi soaps! Yes, I was a victim too of your addiction bandwagon. But I was lucky to snap out of it soon and get my life back. Today when I watch countless men and women around me being hung over your meaningless stories, I thought it is high time to write an open letter.

Firstly, in real life vamps and villains don’t come with trademark make up, long bindis, vamp like looks or for that matter even with a characteristic laugh! Actually, there are no vamps in real life. We just have people, normal human beings who have their pluses and minuses but not those whose main mission in life is to torture the ‘choti bahu’ of the family. The hatred and jealousy which you propagate is uncalled for. Stop entangling us in this hatred world of your story. It takes a lot of time and effort to come out of a negative trap, let alone be immersed in a shitty story of hatred and scams and plotting. Please stop propagating hatred!

Secondly, stop showcasing love and relationships as business transactions where husband wife are on contract, where sister in law is waiting to kill her ‘bhabhi’ or where women get pregnant in first go.  Relationships are complicated no doubt, but you make them look nasty and bitter. Stocking a girl for a week doesn’t woo a girl nor being married means you are happy always. Be realistic. Stop sowing the seeds of easy way outs in our mind where relationships can be bought and caring for a child seems so easy.

The last thing which I want to tell you is don’t let wrong convictions float into the society. We as a generation have evolved and yet to show the very same old story to all of us! A marriage’s meaning isn’t disrupted due to lack of a child nor can a marriage’s or a woman’s worth can be determined by the ability to breed. Stop giving undue importance to child bearing as it is not the ultimate test of couple happiness. Half of your women are homemakers which is really very noble but not all women sit at home and keep on scheming against their daughter in laws. The society has evolved now and there are plenty examples of harmonious homes today. Why to spend time and energy on worthless issues when there are so many ‘real’ issues groping our society? So yes, stop being ignorant and propagate wrong convictions.

Even after this open letter, I am sure you will still go on with your senseless and unintelligible parade of no story plots where it takes 10 episodes for the lead actress to get rid of a rat at home! And thousands of people in homes will still be hooked to their screens to see what is the next plot against the daughter in law.

But someday, we will need to stop this!

Yours Truly,
Don’t care a da** for the sh** that you show

She is a dynamic HR, an avid reader, an amateur poet and a natural writer. She is an ardent believer in God and tries to dig up happiness even in the darkest of mines. Join her as she takes you on a joyride called ‘life’.


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