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Single in real life, telly world's two leading female protagonists are headed for a divorce. Prime time shows Balika Vadhu (Colors) andKya Huaa Tera Vaada ( Sony) are portraying their leading ladies in a new avatar: housewives turning into career women.
With the interference of the 'other' woman who is responsible for stealing the husbands away, how will Anandi (Pratyusha Banerjee) and Mona ( Mona Singh) break free from the mould they have been set in? Are these two housewives ready for the change? Does the concept of a housewife even exist in our generation or has it become obsolete with our predecessors?
Interestingly, divorce is no more a taboo word for Indian women as they refuse to be bullied or controlled. Are Mona and Anandi a portrayal of real life women who suffer the same fate? These are questions that loyal viewers are asking. Both Anandi and Mona find solace in their in-law's homes. In both the series the in-laws have turned against their sons and support their daughter in laws.
In Balika Vadhu, dadisa reaches Mumbai to make Jagya (Shashank Vyas) sign the divorce papers and in Kya Huaa Tera Vaada it is Mona's mother in law (Apara Mehta) who pushes her to take the step. Kya Huaa Tera Vaada and Balika Vadhu have reached a turning point in their stories. Will Mona be successful at establishing herself as a career woman and will Anushka (Mauli Ganguly) be domesticated to become a successful homemaker? In the six month reprieve period, will equations change between Pradeep (Pawan Shankar) and Anushka?
On the other hand, where will Anandi's life head from here on? When asked if Anandi could consider getting re-married and imagine a life outside Jaitsar, Pratyusha piqued" I don't know. There is a world beyond Jaitsar that Anandi can think of but not re-marriage. She is very content and concerned about the progress of Jaitsar. Anandi wants to make it big and focus on her career."
Whatever the reasons may be behind the divorce, both Anandi and Mona are examples of women who have the courage to fight and stand up for what they believe in!
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