Dia Mirza: 5 Times The Actor Broke Stereotypes in 2021

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Dia Mirza Broke Stereotypes in 2021:  Dia Mirza was crowned Miss Asia Pacific in 2000, after which she has worked in movies like Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein.  She got married in a trendsetting ceremony and had a baby after an emergency c-section this year. Time and again she has broken stereotypes and won our hearts.

Dia Mirza also promotes awareness about social and environmental issues and has taken initiative a lot of times particularly for the environment and climate change.

Here are 5 times Dia Mirza broke stereotypes in 2021:

1.  Only Male priests can perform marriage rituals? Dia Mirza married businessman, Vaibhav Rekhi on February 15, 2021, and the rituals were performed by a female priest.

In photos shared by the actor, a priestess in an orange saree can be seen performing the rituals, as the couple sits side-by-side. Referring to her as Sheela Atta, she took to microblogging site Twitter to thank her for conducting the ceremony.

2. Can’t be close to your step-daughter? Samaira Rekhi (Dia Mirza’s step-daughter) and she were seen jumping on the “my bestie” trend on Instagram.

On July 19, 2021, a video of Mirza and Samaira Rekhi was shared on Instagram dancing on Justin Wellington’s Iko Iko, in matching white tees, blue denim, and white sports shoes. 

3.  There is a right age to be a mother? Dia Mirza was 39 when she gave birth to her son Avyaan Azaad who was born on May 14, 2021, about three months after their marriage.

She broke the stereotypical notion that there is a right age to be a mother. She proved that you can be a mother whenever you are ready for it and exercised her agency and took decisions on when and how to embrace motherhood.

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Dia Mirza becomes mom to a baby boy

4. Divorced women cannot marry again? It was a second wedding for both Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi.

She proved that everyone has the right to love and be loved irrespective of age, gender, or past.

5. Weddings should be grand and all rituals should be performed?  She had an eco-friendly and sustainable wedding which was simple. Mirza even said no to kanyadaan and bidaai as she felt that women aren’t an item to be donated.

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