TRENDING STORIES

Pradhyuman Maloo: I Am Not Gay or Bisexual

Indian Matchmaking has created a global buzz and the handsome Pradhyuman has been one of the most interesting characters of the Indian reality show. The Netflix show is shockingly open about the criteria that matchmaker, Sima Taparia has to work with. The demand from her clients, who are mainly Indian and Indian Americans, which ranges from a lightened skin-tone of potential relationship partners to caste-driven choices.

Pradhyuman-Netflix-Indian-Matchmaking-cover
Pradhyuman Maloo calls out netizens for those stereotyping him as gay, saying that Indian Matchmaking has been edited to suit a narrative.

Pradhyuman Maloo calls out netizens for those stereotyping him as gay, saying that Indian Matchmaking has been edited to suit a narrative. Now coming back to Pradhyuman Maloo, the handsome bachelor has driven many on social media to assume that he is “gay and needs to come out of the closet.” Pradhyuman says, “It’s weird that people can be so judgemental. We talk about not stereotyping people and here if someone is interested in the finer things in life you call them gay. So just to put it out there I am not gay or bisexual.”

Watch Pradhyuman Maloo talk about Indian Matchmaking here

Source: The Quint

Pradhyuman Maloo had high standards for who he intends marrying, to the point that audiences learn during his appearance on Indian Matchmaking that he has rejected over 150 women. Even matchmaker Sima Taparia may have thought she may have found a girl for Maloo in the likes of Rushali Rai but even that failed to materialize.

 “Watching Indian Matchmaking on Netflix and the casualness with which people keep repeating the requirement that matches be “fair” is…disconcerting,” tweeted novelist Ayelet Waldman who is also a writer on the Netflix series “Unbelievable.” Check out the Indian Spice review of Indian Matchmaking here

View this post on Instagram

I decided to be a part of #indianmatchmaking on @netflix as I am personally always looking foward to new experiences and also thought I could try a different way to find my life companion. It was a radical yet a conscious decision to find one of the most meaningful aspect of my life. I did end up in a rather intense process but leaving me with a beautiful experience . Also having a camera around was not easy as it makes you conscious but it made me push my boundaries and out of my comfort zone. I would also like to take this opportunity to answer a few questions that I have been receiving . What happened with Rushali post the horse ride? We did keep in touch however long distance didn’t allow us to explore our individual sides and communicate organically plus we were in different stages in our life so we decided to move on and yes we are still friends 🙂 Have I rejected 150 proposals in reality? It’s been misunderstood . Match makers send you several biodata (not proposals) to go through to find the suitable individual and figure who seems the right preference. It’s only the first stage ,followed by verification, preferences, intentions, telephonic conversations and finally a meeting. I have met only a couple of them out of these biodata. Think about it when you are swiping left or right in dating apps are you rejecting or it’s just not your preference? Just like everyone else I am also looking for a beautiful life, full of growth and experiences with my partner , with whom I can be mentally aligned and I am taking my time because it’s for life and don't want to rush into it. And for those of you who are curious – I am not gay nor bisexual. I absolutely love Foxnuts and my door knob is just a creative photo frame reminding me of two life-death experiences. Little did I know I would be showered with so so much of love and support, well wishes, memes ( which makes me laugh at myself and I personally think we needed something to laugh for this 2020) and even the trolling. In 10 days , more than 10k of you who have come to my feedand it has left me overwhelmed and I am full of gratitude , love and feel so blessed. Thank you universe.

A post shared by Pradhyuman Maloo (@pradhyum.m) on

Source: Instagram

📣 Follow Indian Spice on TwitterInstagramFacebookTelegramTikTok and on YouTube, and stay updated with the latest South African Indian news and international Indian news.


The global lockdown has everyone’s mental health in a spin! Have you checked out our Mental Health resources by Indian Spice click here

The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on zane@sadag.org

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. India Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority during the coronavirus crisis. 

Connect with the Coronavirus Whatsapp services below

  • Coronavirus India Whatsapp tap here
  • Coronavirus South Africa Whatsapp tap here
  • SA Hotline Number: 0800 029 999

For more related coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news and stories click here