Many of us used to despise daily soaps because the starring females were so humiliating. They openly supported patriarchy, were cowardly, and were more poisonous than the show’s genuine antagonists. Well, a lot has changed over the years, which we are grateful for. The new-age bahus in Hindi serials don’t believe that crying a river will fix all of their problems; instead, they try to address them. They refuse to put up with their pitiful lying spouses because these ladies have now realised their value. If any of these characters sound familiar, turn the channel immediately because you’re watching the incorrect programme, gal!
Switch to shows with strong female characters instead of those that are trapped in the 1950s. These bahus are uprooting patriarchy and giving us reasons to cheer them on.
7 TV Bahus Who Are Doing Hatke Things
Here are seven daily soap bahus who stand up for themselves and refuse to be passive doormats because of the ghisa-pita drama:
Sai Joshi (Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin)
Sai’s in-laws believe she is batameez and a terrible bahu for a reason. It’s because she refuses to allow anyone treat her badly and confronts them when they engage in toxic behaviour. She treats others with respect and expects the same in return. We believe that everyone can learn from Sai’s example of always speaking the truth, even if it means becoming the bad guy in everyone’s eyes.
Anupamaa tells us that change does not happen over night. She stood steadfast in her resolve to quit her unhealthy marriage, despite the opposition of her whole family. The figure teaches us that if we want to be respected and loved by others, we must first respect and love ourselves. Also, regardless of age or gender, one may always begin a new chapter in life.
Sirat Goenka (Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai)
Sirat is not only physically powerful (she is a professional boxer), but also emotionally. She is open about her sentiments and does not allow anyone to treat her poorly. This lady does not require the assistance of a “hero” because she is capable of rescuing herself.
Sonakshi Bose (Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi)
Sonakshi is a strong communicator who, rather than running away from her difficulties, confronts them front on. She is a firm believer in open communication and avoids unneeded drama.
Rishita Pandya (Pandya Store)
Rishita may appear to be a brat, but she is truly a sweetheart. She also has a strong voice and strong ideas that don’t waver in the face of adversity. She fights for her rights and refuses to accept that being an adarsh bahu entails giving up all of one’s happiness. We wholeheartedly concur.
Kinjal Shah (Anupamaa)
Kinjal fights for what she believes in, even if it means going against her mother and spouse. That takes courage, and we admire her for not being afraid to call a spade a spade.
Priya Sharma (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2)
Priya believes in finding a solution to her difficulties rather than worrying and moaning about them. She is a sensible, strong-willed woman who refuses to allow anybody else rule her life.
Well, these are the TV bahus that are making a difference in the business, and we hope to see more of them in the future!