Posted: 23 September 2011 at 11:57am | IP Logged
The CV's portrayal of Khushi being loud and as momma mentioned having no filter is deliberate- because in direct contrast we have ASR who is silent and will rarely reveal anything at all, be it opinion or observations. The difference is important, because we see that neither extreme is absolutely good, and while Khushi needs to mature and be more careful in her speech, ASR similarly needs to chill and be more expressive.
Part of the show will probably deal with both of these leads learning to balance each other out, and the eventual small changes in their natures should be due to their growing love and not just a sudden course correction via writing Khushi going forward without theese awkw3ard moments and blunders and slightly pompous declarations that she then has to take back. If we get an ideal woman, that at this point would be unbelievable.
Also note, I think its very deliberate that the ideal woman we do have in this show, Anjali,who is everything the poster wants Khushi to be, is in fact being cheated on right this very moment by her equally ideal spouse, the sainted Shyam. The message-what seems perfect is rately that, and whats difficult and imperfect may in fact be your perfect fit, is too pointed to be accidental.
Khushi cannot be a sati savitri "perfect girl next door" because her personality would not fit that kind of role-shes too clumsy, rash, opinionated, reckless and real. The artificiality of the other "bahus" on TV makes me feel nauseous.
If they turn Khushi into some suffering martyr, without giving me a reason WHY she's allowing herself to suffer, and keeping shut for no reason other than this is the "ideal" behaviour, Im going to quit watching, as will other viewers who enjoy the show because we all know people who very much like this, or can identify with this character. In other words, ASR and Khushi are human and flawed, not and fake and perfect.