I don't normally comment on the forum, however, seeing how certain people have made it a point to criticize "modern-feminism under the pretext of "defending a certain actress, I couldn't help myself.
First of all, let's get one thing really clear. Being critical of a character doesn't equate to being critical of the actor portraying it. Television shows are made for public consumption. If we as viewers feel that the execution of a show has been carried out shabbily and the characterization is weak, we have a right to express it on a public forum. A lot of people are calling a certain section of the audience regressive for being critical of the show. The point of contention, ladies, and gents, isn't the EMA, but rather the male protagonist's illogical reasons for indulging in it. EMA in itself isn't an ideal, however, in certain marriages, where let's assume the spouse is emotionally abusive and unsupportive, one can feel the need to look for that emotional support elsewhere. The husband, in this case, has had a spouse who has been very emotionally supportive, who not only works tirelessly but simultaneously looks after the house and his family members and who he himself, was extremely attracted to.
This is the same female that the male protagonist was very attracted to before a conventionally more attractive female came along. And that's honestly bonkers. If tomorrow my spouse has all the qualities that Mauli has and I simply fall for his best friend because his best friend is more attractive, then my affections are clearly driven by lust, not love. If let's say, Kunal would have fallen for Nandini after she helped him through an emotional crisis, it would have been much more understandable. Secondly, no one is hating on Nandini because she cooks or wears Saris. And please don't use the term s**t-shaming so casually without realizing its implications. Modern feminism doesn't tell women to stop cooking. For God's sake, cooking is a means for humans to sustain themselves. However, the fact that the CV's are showing that Nandini's good cooking is one of the main reasons for Kunal to cheat on his wife, is ridiculous.
We are in the 21stcentury, people! Women are financially independent, successful beings with a mind of their own! They are still nurturing and emotionally supportive, much like Mauli's character. However, if the sole reason for men to cheat on their spouse is stumbling across a more attractive female who is an excellent cook, mankind is doomed!
Sorry for the long post and apologies if I offended anyone.
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