Anon39: "Like a mafia family"
Oh Lord too true!!! It's lovely to spend a lot of time with your family, we all do, but their foursome was weird & annoying ESP because Ash & Sr B always had this annoying obsession of being "real/genuine" Bla Bla. It all sounded unbelievably fake. Probably was. Nowadays it seems she has realised none of this will fly, I feel like Aaradhya really opened up her world & made her want to live beyond the B tag or for her family. She definitely had tonne of passion & fire with Salman but I hardly believe he is the "boring, dependable sort from a rich family." They're all very ricin& unless he's an Ambani, AR didn't need to marry for wealth. She has plenty of her own & is known to be one of the few smart businessmen- She used to have a tendency in her green days to come up with iron-clad contracts on her own... Jr is a cultured (truly I feel, not because he is a Bachchan) gentleman with a very witty & articulate personality. He seems easygoing & compromising. All qualities that are dependable, in fact needed, for marriage. I definitely didnt mean that they don't care about each other, am sure they do, a lot, but that was no death-do-us-apart or slowly dawning romance like both portrayed. "When you're home you know/ I used to stand on the hotels terrace & imagine being with Ash." These statements reveal that that was their intent. Am sure they care for each other a lot, but I hope their happiness on their own, whatever it might be. They certainly don't look happy at all in the public eye, esp Jr.
Boss & Blue: In India with the stress on father's name/the marital family bond Bla Bla it does become an issue. Regarding paperwork, you've to enter the father's name on everything from passport forms to school forms, the mother's name is clearly secondary-- So I tend to become quite chuffed when women do not change their names or abbreviate them. Lol. My own sister & cousins haven't changed their names, just added a hyphen or stayed what they always have. But I've a few married friends who have, some on the insistence of their husbands. Some after a couple of years of marriage by their own choice. It really depends but what I dislike is being asked to/forced to change. It has to be a choice, and your own.
Paperwork is taxing to change & if it doesn't really matter, why go to even that much of trouble.