Why Bollywood loves Karwa Chauth!

We tell you why Bollywood loves this ritual so much! Read on!

Today’s the day married women fast for the long lives of their husbands and this ritual has been captured by Bollywood in all its glory. As you celebrate Karwa Chauth with your better half, we tell you why Bollywood loves this festival. Read on!

To show undying love:
How else can Hindi movies portray the undying love between the hero and the heroine. It’s only when the heroine fasts for her lover and breaks it by being fed a morsel by him does her love find solace. Uff! Still not clear? Think DDLJ.


To introduce a song:
Not that directors need any excuse to introduce songs in a Hindi movie, but Karwa Chauth offers the perfect setting for a romantic ballad. You can go into flashback mode and hum ‘Chand Chupa Baadal Mei’ from ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.


To add tadka:
Sometimes, this ritual adds tadka to the story and helps take it forward. When Karisma Kapoor in ‘Biwi No 1’ discovers her hubby Salman Khan at his mistress Sushmita Sen’s house on Karwa Chauth, she flips out and leaves him. This twist is what pushes the plot ahead. See?


To show sentiment:
Nothing like a Karan Johar movie, where the heroine is stressed about not being able to spend this auspicious day with her in-laws as they are against her marriage with their son. Hmm…what better than Karwa Chauth to portray such a delicate situation?


To play ‘dress up’!
How else would the heroine(s) wear stunning sarees and ornate lehengas if not for Karwa Chauth? Remember Kareena Kapoor in a baby pink lehenga and silver accessory in ‘Bole Chudiyan’?


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