Actress Priya Ahuja Rajda who’s recognized for her stint as Rita reporter in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, says that she is elated to see a optimistic change in society in the direction of girls.
She says: “Of course, I am very happy about it! In fact, I come from a very conservative family and my cousins and my relatives always pinpointed me being way too modern. But when I look at today’s generation who are in their 20s, I feel so beautiful that the parents are taking care of their choices and are giving them the liberty to do whatever they want. Girls nowadays can roam till late evenings. So, I am very happy about the changes in the society.”
Priya Ahuja Rajda additionally spoke about how the depiction of girls on display screen has undergone a radical change and girls are not proven as damsels in misery on display screen.
Priya Ahuja Rajda provides: “Yes, I would say ‘Der Aaye Durust Aaye’. The typical portrayal of women has changed so much even the Saas Bahu sagas have changed so much. Nowadays, they show working women and their current issues. So it’s very great to see all these changes on the small screen and other mediums as well.”
Lastly, Priya concludes by addressing concerning the suppression girls undergo in some rural components of India and the way essential it’s for us to work from the grassroot stage to herald a change, she says: “This will take time. Our thought process has been this way. I have seen many people who receive a lot of body shaming from their partners and are made fun of on the basis of their education.”
“You are actually making your partner feel a little less about themselves which is not right. Women need to be taught how to treat the women around them. We cannot change the adults as that has been their mindset for years. But now women need to inculcate these values in their sons to stay humble and their daughters to stay strong,” Priya Ahuja Rajda concludes.