Rather than accepting their kids for who they are, many parents push their kids to be what they expect them to be! Out of fear of log kya kahengey, most parents refuse to accept their kids’ uniqueness. They push them to be what the society expects us to be!
But unlike many Indian parents, famous TV actor Dilip Joshi aces at accepting his kids as they are!
Recently, famous TV actor Dilip Joshi’s daughter royally smashed stereotypical notions of beauty. She sported grey hair at her wedding as a bride and looked splendid in pictures shared widely on social media.
Her marriage pictures went viral and many netizens all over India celebrated her for being authentic and real.
Recently, Dilip Joshi, aka Jethalal from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, had shared an update and his most real feelings as a father. He opened up about netizens celebrating his daughter for being her real self. He said he had never imagined the kind of response his family received.
In an interview with Bombay Times, Joshi said,“Keeping her grey hair as it is at her wedding was never an issue for us. We didn’t even imagine that people would react like this. It was never a point of discussion in our house. Jo jaisa hai woh waisa hi theek hai. Everyone reacted in such a positive way, and I was happy to see that she has inspired others. I think this is how we should be; we present ourselves the way we are rather than putting on a mask.”
He further added,“She likes to keep a low profile. But social media is something that we can’t control. Anyway, it was a positive thing, and we were fine with it. If this is something that has inspired people, then that’s great.”
Many netizens applauded the wedding where the bride didn’t take any pressure to fit into the perfect caricature of women set by society. At IFORHER, we not only applaud Niyati for her courage and conviction but also her parents for refusing to push her to fit society’s expectation of being a perfect bride!