This guy did a ‘couples’ photoshoot with himself to shut up nosey relatives. See pics
Mumbai-based music producer Nikhil Malik was so tired of his relatives grilling him over his marriage plans, he decided to give them an answer. But in a funny way.more lifestyle Updated: Feb 19, 2018 16:01 IST
Desi relatives are notorious for pestering the young in the family about their relationship status. Anybody of ‘marriageable age’ can expect to be bombarded with questions like, ‘Are you seeing someone’?, ‘When are you planning to get married?’, and so on.
Mumbai-based music producer Nikhil Malik (28) too faced an unending barrage of such questions at family events. Finally, fed up, Malik decided to go ahead and shoot a couples shoot, albeit alone. The idea was to make people realise that you don’t need to be with someone to be happy.
And this is what he came up with:
The photos recreate all the cheesy poses couples usually strike at pre-wedding shoots. You’ve probably seen these kind of photos on your social media timelines.
“At every family function, every dinner function, every lunch, every encounter with a relative. The first question is, ‘Oh, how’s your music coming along?’ The next question is ‘When are you getting married?’ Thankfully, my parents are cool about it and they want me to do my thing and marry whenever the time is right!,” says Malik.
He adds, “Some of my relatives say, ‘I have this really pretty lehenga that I want to wear... why don’t you get married?’ Or sometimes some mami/chachi (aunt) goes like, ‘Nikhil, we really feel like dancing, why don’t you get married? We’re anyway getting old and our knees are getting weak, so you better hurry up and get married’.”
For the photoshoot, he teamed up with his friend and professional photographer Bhumika Bhatia. The duo shot in Gurgaon, where Bhatia is based, and managed to wrap up the shoot in two hours. Malik’s family members find the pictures hilarious. “My mom couldn’t stop laughing and all my relatives are actually loving the pictures. But after that good laugh, the eternal question pops up again ‘So, finally when are you getting married?’”, says Malik. Guess you can’t win, after all!
First Published: Feb 19, 2018 15:04 IST