Did you know that Dharmendra and Hema Malini changed their religion just so that they could be legally married to each other?
I didn't. I only found out about it yesterday!
"Love ke liye saala kuch bhi karega!" Right? :P
Well, I'm not going to judge here whether what they did was right or wrong. In fact, I don't even know what right or wrong really is.
Besides, what might be right for me might not be acceptable to somebody else, and what might be right for someone else might just destroy my life!
So without getting too deep into right and wrong, all I want to say is that I'm simply amazed at the guts these guys showed, to live their life the way THEY wanted to!
And to think that they took this bold step so many decades ago... when even today, despite all this so-called "globalization", influence of social-media, and foreign education too at times, most of the people I see around me are simply "puppets"--of their parents and of the society!
They have no control over their lives. They cannot decide what subjects to study in school. Most of them cannot take up a career of their own choice. Choosing their own life partner is still a rarity in India, and usually involves a lot of struggle.
Oh, but even after marriage, the "strings" are not cut off! They cannot decide for themselves when to have kids, how many kids to have, and even what gender of kids to have!
Yupp! You read that right. I personally know someone (know her very well, in fact) who was "forced" to abort her second child because the "tests" showed that it was going to be a female and the "grandparents" didn't want "another grand-daughter"!
I wonder when we Indians will stop living in bondage and learn to take our lives & our destinies in our own hands.
I wonder when we will REALLY become independent. All of us. Not just "freak examples" like the couple above.
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