Thursday, December 8 2022

By Anita Tai.

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Aparna Shewakramani taps into the matchmaking skills of Sima Taparia on ‘Indian Matchmaking’.

The star appeared in Season 1 of the Netflix show, which followed Indian matchmaker Taparia trying to match clients in the United States and India with successful matches.

She was eventually paired with Jay Wadhwani, but got some bad news about their relationship when she appeared on Thursday from “Tamron’s Room”.

“Jay and I are still friends,” she shared. “We never started a relationship together… The men I dated are the ones I really call my friends today. And for me, that’s so special because we have to walk away with those friendships and that’s priceless.

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It seemed like she wasn’t the only one who ended up giving up with the match Taparia found her, as she revealed that none of the hopeful clients found their match forever.

“The matchmaker had a 0% success rate, so I think I was in good company with the rest of my cast mates who are also all single,” the 37-year-old revealed. “And you know, when there’s a 0% success rate, we’re all in this together.”

Aparna Shewakramani – Photo: Netflix
Sima Taparia – Photo: Netflix
Sima Taparia – Photo: Netflix
Aparna Shewakramani – Photo: Netflix

Shewakramani also reflected on the audience reaction to her appearance on the show, as she was the most polarizing figure in the docuseries.

“A lot of people had a lot of problems,” she said of the backlash. “They thought I was too picky, too stubborn, not nice enough or open-minded enough. You know, Sima even says she doesn’t like my way of talking. A lot of people around the world didn’t like it either. They didn’t even like the way I spoke.

She talked about her experience in her book She’s Insufferable: And Other Lies That Bring Women Down where she revealed the hate has reached the point of death threats.

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“It was a really scary moment for me when I realized it was bigger than I could have ever imagined,” she recalls. “Some people somewhere hated me so much they wanted to threaten my safety because of my matchmaking experience that went south. I mean, for me, I didn’t even understand it. I couldn’t not understand it.

Although there was a lot of vitriol from some groups online, she said she also received a lot of support.

“It only took a day or two for the hate to start arriving, but it only took a day or two for a lot of love to arrive too,” Shewakramani explained. “They keep calling me the most polarizing character – you get a lot of hate, but man, you get a lot of love too. What I had to do was try to figure out how to navigate both.

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Although there were many upsides and downsides, appearing on “Indian Matchmaking” was not a decision Shewakramani regretted.

“I think the decision I made was tough. I think I learned a lot,” she told the host. opened up to living my life on my terms and really understanding that the best story I could tell was the one in my own words and with my own actions. , I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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