The Delhi-based entrepreneur says if you’re not going to be honest to yourself, you’ll end up in a soup.The Juggernaut Editorial Team
Ankita Bansal won hearts on Netflix’s reality series Indian Matchmaking for her perspective on relationships: honesty is the best policy.
In the show, Bansal, who runs a clothing business, employs the services of Sima Taparia, “Mumbai’s top matchmaker,” to find a partner. The Juggernaut spoke with Bansal about the matchmaking experience, companionship, and her entrepreneurial journey.
The following conversation has been edited for length and clarity. Watch the full Q&A on IGTV.
You were portrayed as the young, modern millennial in Delhi. Did you expect that you would come off that way, especially as a foil to some of the other participants from India?
It was actually a reality documentary, a docu-reality. So whatever was on-screen, I would not use the word portrayal because that would mean that I was trying to bring out a different side to me, which might not exist in real life. I'm very content and I wasn’t surprised because that's who I am. I was apprehensive of how I might be accepted or how my views might be taken in — because coming from a society like India, sometimes you feel a little intimidated because you have such strong opinions, so you don’t know how other people might react. That's been me since I was 16 years old. So the first thing my family members who called [after the show] said was: “We’re not surprised.”
In the show, you
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