New Delhi: Remember how we cringed every time Sima Taparia said, “You will have to compromise?” She matched ‘kundalis,’ to find a ‘fair skinned’ girl in ‘Indian Matchmaking,’ a Netflix series that streamed on the OTT platform about a year ago. Much to the shock of ‘desis’, it has just bagged an Emmy Award nomination under the category: Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program.
‘Below Deck,’ ‘Becoming RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked,’ and ‘Selling Sunset’ are the other shows that are listed under the same category, reported Rotten Tomatoes, according to the News18.
Created in the US, the series followed a Mumbai-based matchmaker Sima Taparia, who guided clients in the US and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era. The show quickly became a talking point on social media after its release.
While the folks in India who watched the show had strong opinions around the portrayal of Indians and their marriages on it, the series fascinated the audiences abroad.
Desis are shocked that ‘Indian Matchmaking’ is now a part of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.