A New Element To Bollywood Marriages: Realism

“Increasingly realistic portrayals of marriage — happy and otherwise — are very much on the mind of Bollywood these days. … There are no national records available, but experts agree that divorce rates have risen significantly. Over the years much news-media coverage has been devoted to urban stress, the new empowered Indian woman, the phenomena known as DINK (double income no kids) and DINS (double income no sex), the emergence of marriage counseling and of course high-profile celebrity break-ups. ‘Beyond a point,’ said the director Rajat Kapoor, ‘we couldn’t look away from the reality of modern marriage.'”