Reena Kapoor on how wedding scenes on TV are no longer as 'grand' as they used to be
With the current scenario in hand, a recent wedding sequence in the show Ranju Ki Betiyaan was a reminder of how things aren't as they used to be.
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COVID-19 has been an absolute menace in more ways than we can think of but one of the most celebrated and loved occasions that it has impacted very badly has to be that of weddings. Marriages were always about people coming together and celebrating a grand occasion and that was also how it was portrayed numerable times in may TV shows as well.
However, with the current scenario in hand, a recent wedding sequence in the show Ranju Ki Betiyaan was a reminder of how things aren't as they used to be. The cast of the show shot the sequence of Shalu (Ranju's eldest daughter, played by Monika Chauhan). Unlike earlier times, when the wedding scenes on TV used to be all about grandeur and huge crowd, this time, due to the coronavirus pandemic, things are not the same anymore.
Talking about it to ETimes TV, Kapoor, who plays Ranju said, "Earlier wedding scenes used to be extremely grand with beautiful decorations, expensive dresses, elaborate jewellery and big gathering. It used to be a lot of fun and frolic on the sets because in such scenes the entire cast is present, including the ones we haven't shot with for a long time. So it used to be more of a get together than just the shoot itself. The shows would have various pre-wedding functions like mehndi, haldi, sangeet, etc."
She added, "It is not the same anymore. The world is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and our country is one of the worst-hit countries in the world. In order to contain the spread of coronavirus, we shot with less number of people. The decoration was kept minimal and limited to immediate family. There were no more discussions on how each one was looking, as everybody looked simple due to the scarcity of clothes and jewellery. To top it all, the wedding was done outdoor in the scorching heat. The temperature was very high. It was a big challenge for all of us to keep the makeup intact and look fresh for each scene."