Sima Taparia Responds To Criticism Over Not Even One Successful Match In 'Indian Matchmaking'
Sima Taparia, a matchmaker who rose to fame thanks to reality series Indian Matchmaking, recently responded to criticism about the show's success rate. Many people have targeted her for failing to match even one of the Indian Matchmaking participants with a compatible mate.
Sima calls anyone who criticise her and the show "stupid" for doing so.
Speaking to Pinkvilla, Sima said, “If it would have been a fake show, I would have gotten everyone married in a day. Only because it is a reality show, this cannot happen.”
She added, “Now if you say that marriages should happen in five months…everyone who is criticising the show is stupid. Paanch mahine mein shaadi kaise hogi? (How can someone get married in five months?)”
Talking about her challenges she said that, she began working as a matchmaker professionally in 2005, and the difficulties she encountered were really on her. People teased her about why the daughter-in-law of such a big family would be involved in matchmaking, but she did not know much and could not see between left and right. She continued working while being passionate and dedicated, disregarding any criticism.
Director Smriti Mundhra On Backlash Around Indian Matchmaking
In an interview with us some time ago, the director said, “If you are any kind of filmmaker or artist the greatest aim of your work is to elicit strong reactions. It's great when your work is loved but it is just as valuable when it becomes controversial or debated. No matter at what end of the spectrum people fall, hardly anyone has told me that it's inaccurate. Because of the show, we are actually debating where we are and where we have to be culturally. "
She continued, "If that show becomes a flashpoint and a lens for the same, then it's a great debate to have when it comes to marriage and relationships. That is how culture changes and how we evolve. "
She councluded saying, " If Indian Matchmaking played any role in that, it makes me proud."
Sima Taparia's Indian Matchmaking works around her as she helps people navigate the complexities of arranged marriages in both the US and India. Her strategy for the show takes into account factors like education, caste, and family history. She consults her family and friends frequently and works closely with them to make sure the matches she arranges are actually the finest possible.
You can stream Indian Matchmaking on Netflix.
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