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Indian villager hosts new wife's second wedding

Indian bride Priya Sachdev and groom Vikram Chatwal at their lavish wedding in New Delhi.印度新娘布里亞•沙琦黛芙和新郎維克姆•查特瓦在新德里舉辦奢華的婚禮。 (照片:法新社)


The story sounds familiar. It could have come from the Bollywood movie Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam (I Give You My Heart), but this story is true. A husband in the east Indian state of Orissa has allowed his wife to return to her lover, even hosting her second wedding with help from villagers.

The incident happened in the village of Ishwarpur, police said. Niranjan Rout, 28, married a woman called Pinky on July 7 in an arranged match, local police officer Satish Chandra Ray said.

However she confessed to her new husband that she loved Abhiram Das from the same village. Instead of becoming angry, Rout decided to let her live with the man she loved, Ray said.

The story almost mirrors that of the film starring India's former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai, who plays a woman who enters an arranged marriage but loves another man. Her husband decides to take his new bride back to her true love, but instead they end up staying together.

“With the majority of the villagers supporting Pinky to remarry Das, we had not much of a role except to mediate with the concerned families and villagers to preempt any sort of violence,” Ray said.

Pinky married Das on July 15 in a local temple in the presence of villagers and family members, according to village elder Yaswant Kumar Jethwa.

The villagers are now busy looking for a new bride for Rout.


這個故事聽起來很熟悉,很像是寶萊塢電影 Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam(英文片名為「給你我的心」,中文片名是「錯愛的呼喚」)裡的劇情,但這卻是真實故事。印度東部奧利沙邦有一名丈夫允許妻子重回她愛人的懷抱,在村民的協助下,甚至為她辦了第二次婚禮。




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