New play addresses modern marriage | Daily Trojan
“Writing A Nice Indian Boy also gave Shekar a better idea of her own parents’ relationship, as she based the parents in the play on her own.
“I kept finding these moments of really sweet love between the parents,” Shekar said. “I didn’t expect that to come out of me and it’s made me understand my parents so much better.”
Shekar said that one of the most meaningful moments that came out of the play was when her parents flew in to see the reading last year.“
They absolutely loved it,” Shekar said. “They cried and my mom goes, ‘Madhuri, we’ll stop looking for boys for you.’””