Indian matchmaking host Sima Taparia is currently over the moon as her matrimonial web show has been nominated in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category in the 73rd Emmy Awards. The popular Netflix show is pitted against RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked, Becoming, Below Deck and Selling Sunset. Sima, who is beyond happy, is sure the show will win the trophy. In a recent interview, she opened up about the mixed reactions to Indian matchmaking bagging an Emmy nomination.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Taparia said, "The show recently completed one year and now with the Emmy nod, it has turned out to be a double celebration for me. Getting recognised on a global platform is a big deal, considering the show is about arrange marriage, which is a deep rooted tradition in Indian culture."
Given that the nomination left many surprised, the 57-year-old said, "Dekho main toh happy hun that my show has entertained the audience and nominated hua hai. It's a joyous moment, and nothing can change that. Also, everyone will have an opinion. And opinion toh sabka same nahi ho sakta na. I welcome and respect every opinion and reaction. My job was to be real on the show, and I could achieve that, jo sabne dekha."
Adding to that, she asked a question, "Had I been diplomatic, would the show have been a hit? The show brings out the real story, and that's why people have loved it so much." She had earlier thanked all her viewers for their love and messages on social media.