The whole internet went bizarre when jewellery brand Tanishq showcased an inter-faith marriage. The ad was massively trolled on social media for allegedly promoting ‘love jihad’. In the midst of trolls, Tanishq decided to take down its ad. It even issued a clarification about the advertisement and the idea behind it.
But now, many people are coming forward to share their real-life stories of being part of a family belonging to diverse religions or cultures. These stories are just a reminder of how often we are blinded by one side of reality.
My mom is MUSLIM. My wife Hindu. My Mom gifted my wife her Mandir! In our home on Diwali my HINDU wife does Laxmi Puja. Not fictional! My mom helps in decorating & watches the poojas! Not fictional! The daughter in law & mother in law in #tanishq is exactly my family @mvaderahttps://t.co/eEuUJXF7BU
Just when I thought, how I relate so closely to the #TanishqAd, I came to know a really close friend is the one behind it..I don’t want to name him as he is being trolled enough on this but yes, there is a tiny bit of me and my family in the ad. So proud of my brave friend ????❤️ https://t.co/jgTJK7WKpnpic.twitter.com/Qx8WjPzvzf
My daughter married an Indian Muslim in USA, neither converted. Both mothers flew there when our first grand child arrived.Together we cooked, cleaned,entertained family/friends. At night groaning Ya Allah and He Ram, giggled and slept on hard mattresses. So there, ye bigots! https://t.co/62c4VL1ebd