Mumbai: Weddings are a time of joy, a celebration of two souls becoming one but then – there are times when you hear of a runaway bride that leaves everyone wondering what compelled her to desert her own wedding.
Be it the fabulous Julia Roberts’ story in Runaway Bride, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s epic escape in 3 Idiots or Diana Penty’s run in Happy Bhaag Jayegi, runaway brides have always made great entertainers. Ruhi Singh, recently seen as a runaway bride in MX Player’s Runaway Lugaai says she think it’s the thrill of taking this giant leap of faith to finding your own path that makes these stories a fascinating watch.
Ruhi saysL “My character Bulbul is bold, she’s bindaas and as a small town girl, she goes through this dilemma of wanting to achieve and live her big dream even at the cost of running away from her life as a newlywed. While enacting that scene, there was this sense of purpose and adrenaline pulsing through me, and I was mentally cheering on my character who so bravely decided to make an unconventional choice. Stories of runaway brides might not be convincing for all, but there could be multiple reasons as to why a bride is fighting against this new chapter of her life. Bulbul finds a different path for herself a little while into her marriage, and she isn’t afraid to go after it – this courage is what I love about her. It’s the sheer thrill of being able to take a giant leap of faith that leaves most of us fascinated by these plots.”.
Runaway Lugaai follows the story of Rajnikant Sinha (Rajni – who is far from his namesake), the only child of MLA Narendra Sinha (Sanjay Mishra) who has lived his entire life under his father’s thumb. But things changed for him when he met Bulbul (Ruhi Singh) – a beautiful, feisty and free-spirited girl whom he marries soon after. Instead of a happily ever after, what follows for Rajni is a shocking turn of events when his lugaai goes missing without leaving a trace, shortly after their marriage and thus begins Rajni’s humorous and heart-warming quest to find his ‘Runaway Lugaai’.
The show is currently streaming on MX Player.