Bahu In Focus: 5 Zee TV Characters Who Taught Us That A Woman Can Be Whole On Her Own

You don't need a man to complete you! It is something we have read a zillion times, but how much do we really believe and live by it?

1. Pragya from Kumkum Bhagya

Love makes the world go round. Fine, it’s the gravity and the centrifugal force but you get what I mean, right? I am a s**ker for great love because it is possibly the best thing in this whole wide universe. But I don’t believe having a love interest makes a person ‘whole.’ Before you jump the gun, no, I don’t mean perfect by the whole. They are two distinct words with different meanings. I am a strong believer in doing things ‘whole’ – heartedly, so why should one be the ‘other half’ to love a person? Be a whole and then love another whole, make it an awesome explosion of undefiable energies!

It’s as simple, would you offer half of your advice to your best friend? Would you eat only half of your appetite? Would you do your job with half the enthusiasm? Nope, right? Then how can a ‘better half’ possibly be a whole? Why settle for half when you can have the ‘whole’ magic? For a better understanding, we present examples of Zee TV characters who tell us the same! Beginning with Pragya from Kumkum Bhagya, Abhi and Pragya are the epitomai of true love. However, never did Abhi’s presence in her life let Pragya question her ability. They love each other, yes, but it is not a ‘whole’ until they accept each other’s good, bad and ugly. Thus, the separation.

2. Preeta from Kundali Bhagya

Karan dumped Preeta in the middle of the road after marrying her in front of family and friends in Kundali Bhagya. She is devastated, yes, but she did not stop living. She got up, picked up her pieces and continues to be her strong, independent self. That is what being ‘whole’ on your own does, it empowers you instead of breaking you!

3. Guddan of Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega

In the recent episodes of Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega, Guddan and AJ are quite shocked to find out Antara had a daughter with AJ. Antara’s daughter, Alisha, returns home after 20 years and plans revenge on AJ for abandoning Antara. Guddan first tries to run away from the house but then accepts Alisha as her daughter too. This, right here, is a choice you make for yourself. Just because you are married to someone, doesn’t mean you have to put up with everything they throw your way. Guddan could have easily walked away, but it was out of her own choice she decided to accept Alisha.

Had AJ been half of Guddan, would she have been able to take a firm decision? It is important to prioritize what you feel and need because only if you love and respect yourself will you do that to your partner too.

4. Zara from Ishq Subhan Allah

Ridhima Pandit on the sets of Haiwaan
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On Ishq Subhan Allah, Kabir was the love of Zara’s life. However, till she breathed her last, she didn’t let his wants eclipse her needs. She even distanced herself from her husband, demanded a divorce and stood up for herself. Please note, I am in no way, advising women to separate, leave, break up or ask for a divorce from their partner if they feel like they are in situations similar to any of these characters. Neither am I suggesting you act the way they did.

All I am saying is, don’t lose your identity. Hold onto every bit of you, because you are a complete being on your own. Be with someone out of choice, not out of necessity.

5. Asmita from Yeh Teri Galiyan

Shaan blatantly refuses to accept Krishi is his daughter with Asmita, as we saw in several episodes of Yeh Teri Galiyan. But never did Asmita let her ex-husband’s thoughts deter her from being both a mom and a dad to Krishi.


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