The Big Day, which began streaming on Netflix from February 14 onwards, gave us a ringside view into six lavish weddings. The series featured six couples — Aditya Wadhwani-Gayeti Singh, Pallavi Bishnoi-Rajat Swarup, Ami Pandya-Nithin Zacharias, Nikhita Iyar-Mukund Chillakanti, Tyrone Braganza-Daniel Bauer and Aman Kapur-Divya Khandelwal — as they mentioned ‘I do’. A non secular follow-up of types to Netflix’s wildly common Indian Matchmaking, The Big Day put the focus on what went into making an Indian marriage ceremony in at the moment’s day and age. While focussing on bling and dazzle, the series, at locations, managed to query and subvert patriarchy.
Tyrone Braganza-Daniel Bauer
Perhaps one in all the most talked about weddings featured on the present was of movie star hair and make-up stylist Daniel Bauer and Tyrone Barganza. While the couple was married in Germany, a giant bash later befell in Goa.
“Has life changed after the show? In a word, no. Not for us. However, the messages we get daily from all around the world shows how important and beautiful this show has been to millions of people,” Daniel says, whereas speaking about how the present impacted their lives. “Globally it has opened up people’s perception of what a same-sex relationship looks like and just how utterly regular we are. We were not selected for the show because we fit certain gay criteria or stereotypes, we were featured because we were in love and had a big day planned,” Daniel mentioned.
Daniel remarked that when he watched his episode with husband Tyrone, his mom and brother, he “felt enormous pride and gratitude.” However, the resolution to be part of the present was not taken so simply as the couple felt it is likely to be “too exposing.” However, they determined to be part of it “for those who don’t have a voice and those who are committed to exposing and selling their prejudices to whoever they can.”
He can be hopeful of a greater future for the neighborhood. “I’m not political and our wedding wasn’t political, but if you have a chance to make a positive difference, I believe you take whatever step you can. The law is not always on the side of my community, and certainly not this week in India, but where history and hope rhyme, change for better get us through this today.”
The 44-year-old is main a busy life. “I’m a busy guy right now. I am working on two movies with Katrina (Kaif), finding venues for my third makeup academy. Apart from all that work stuff, living and loving life with my husband, just like every other regular married couple.”
Ami Pandya-Nithin Zacharias
Ami shared she has been receiving heat messages from folks “known and strangers.” She mentioned, “Life hasn’t changed much, outside of the positive notes from people (both known and strangers) around the world.”
Ami agreed to Daniel’s level and mentioned she felt his and Tyrone’s story stood out in the series. “Every story oozed originality in its unique way and we were left with good learnings all along. However, the one that stood out for us for Daniel and Tyrone’s wedding. It was simply stunning to see the families come together to support and celebrate the same-sex wedding in India. Our country needs so much more of this!” she mentioned.
“For us, it was about reliving the memories of an important milestone in our lives. However, we did think there was so much more to the wedding and our story that of course couldn’t be represented in such a short period. Wish we could have shown it all!” Ami mentioned.
Finally, what’s occurring of their life now? “We live in Seattle. Nithin works in Microsoft and I am in Amazon. Trying to balance between working remotely, pursuing personal interests, taking care of health and giving back to society. It’s been an interesting journey. What keeps us sane is going on peaceful getaways or hikes on weekends,” revealed Ami.
Pallavi Bishnoi and Rajat Swarup
Pallavi Bishnoi took the accountability of organising the marriage ceremony on her personal. She featured in the second episode of the series. The makers described her as the Type A bride. Pallavi determined to not comply with the patriarchal customs of the marriage ceremony reminiscent of kanyadaan.
Aditya Wadhwani and Gayeti Singh
Aditya Wadhwani and Gayeti Singh obtained married in 2019.
The couple has entered the subsequent part of their lives. The two are set to turn out to be dad and mom.