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Dia Mirza's Wedding Breaks Several Stereotypes

BP World Bureau | Feb 20 2021 09:11:09 AM
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MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Dia Mirza married businessman Vaibhav Rekhi on February 15.

Actress shared on social media that the couple chose to break several stereotypes and traditions for a progressive wedding. 

The couple chose to forgo the traditional rituals of Kanyadaan and Bidaai, and the wedding was solemnised by a woman priest, Sheela Atta. 

Kanyadaan symbolises the father 'giving his daughter' away to her husband. This ritual was debated by several people notably by women priests, saying that it doesn't coincide with a woman's agency. 

Bidaai marks the departure of the bride from her father's home to her husband's home permanently.

There have been several weddings in the past without both kanyadaan and bidaai. 

Mirza is known for her views on the environment and women's rights. 

She is the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and has dissented against the Modi government on various issues.