Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking was a runaway hit from the minute it released on the OTT platform and made Sima Taparia from Mumbai a household name. Ever since the show’s debut, Aparna Shewakramani has been enjoying loads of love online for sticking to her guns in front of Taparia and refusing to settle for less.

Often dubbed the show’s villain, Shewakramani thinks that Pradyuman Maloo was represented even worse than her.

“I have so much respect for him and I believe that his character was portrayed in an unfair light. More so than any other character, even me. I don’t think that marriage is something he needed or thought he needed to fulfill himself and so I would say stay true to that. Stay true to who you are and follow your own path,” she said in an interview to Tweak India.

“I was definitely shocked at the way it was edited, it showed a very two-dimensional perspective of all of us. They were edited, crafted, and sensationalized for TV. My dates lasted for more than an hour and all people saw was a 20-second clip,” she added.