Netflix’s new reality show Indian Matchmaking has become the talk of the town on social media ever since it released on the popular streaming platform. It’s mainly because of fierce criticism that the show has received. The show maker Smriti Mundhra has finally broken the silence on the show, matchmaker Sima Taparia, and the related controversies.
She has also revealed several other facts in one of her recent interviews with Scroll. It seems Smriti didn’t expect the show to become popular in this manner. She revealed that she was aware that Indian Matchmaking would be big but didn’t anticipate it to be like how it has turned up in present times. However, Smriti adds that she is glad about how people are connecting to the show.
She further talks about how Akshay and Preeti from the show are being criticized by everyone and believe that progressing beyond conservative ideals is a symbol of privilege and bravery.While talking about the criticisms the show has faced, Smriti says that it’s the reality of how numerous people still think.
Furthermore, she says that some of the participants of the series have refused to conform to these standards of culture implying the change in the diaspora and young people in terms of marriage. Smriti added, that the job of the show is not to sanitize the process of matchmaking but be more progressive about it. To conclude, she does not dodge the possibility of a second season keeping in view the popularity the show has gained as of now.