Bollywood actress Dia Mirza recently tied the knot with her boyfriend Vaibhav Rekhi. With a low-key ceremony, Dia not only enjoyed this special day but also broke many stereotypes. Well, let’s check it out.
1- Dia’s wedding was performed by a woman priest. The moment her wedding pictures came out, people noticed this immediately and appreciated Dia for being a true feminist. Speaking about the same, Dia said, “It was such a privilege and a joy to be married this way! We do hope with all our heart that many more couples make this choice. It is time for women to own their own agency, their divinity, their power and to redefine what is old and birth what is new.”
2- There was no ‘Kanyadaan’ and ‘Bidaai’. Dia feels that women aren’t an item that can be donated since Kanyadaan literally means that. Marriage is an arrangement between two people who love each other and spend lives with each other with equal rights and responsibilities.
3- As Dia posted her wedding pictures, she added the hashtag #GenerationEquality, which is used by UN Women for its Generation Equality campaign to realise women’s rights for an equal future. With this, she added a beautiful campaign with her special day.
4- Indian weddings are known to be extravagant. There’s a lot of wastage at most weddings. However, Dia kept it simple and eco-friendly. She told, “We are so proud to have been able to organise a completely sustainable ceremony without plastics or any waste. The materials used for the minimal decor we went for were completely biodegradable and natural.”
5- And lastly, this is Dia Mirza’s second marriage. A divorced woman getting married for the second time it still considered a taboo in our society. However, Dia just proved that everyone has the right to love and be loved irrespective of age, gender or their past.