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Balika Vadhu set to break stigma attached to widows

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Mumbai: Popular TV series Balika Vadhu, which is aired on Colors, is all set break a stigma attached to widows by showing Surekha Sikri aka dadisa participating in the wedding celebrations of Anandi (Pratyusha Banerjee). Surekha gushes that she is setting a good example by applying Mehendi on Anandi's hands.

Talking to PTI, Surekha Sikri says, "Anandi will tie the knot with Shiv (Siddharth Shukla) after she divorced her husband Jagdish (Shashank Vyas) and the auspicious ceremony will see dadisa and Shiv's choti maa (aunty), who are widows, putting mehandi on the bride and groom's hand. I will be seen applying Mehendi on my hands and also applying it on Anandi's hands thereby setting an example."

Surekha Sikri is proud to be the part of this serial. She adds, "With this, we are establishing the fact that a widow can be a part of something as auspicious as a bride's Mehendi ceremony and there is no harm in it. I have been part of Balika Vadhu for so long and these customs will certainly be an eye opener." (PTI)

Topics: balika vadhu, colors, surekha sikri, pratyusha banerjee, siddharth shukla, shashank vyas

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