11 Crazy Things That Happen During Joota Chupai Ritual In Indian Weddings

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11 Crazy Things That Happen During Joota Chupai Ritual In Indian Weddings

A lot of things happen simultaneously at our big fat Indian weddings. But, there is this one thing that everyone loves (especially saalis) and has made us famous worldwide. We are talking about none other than the joota chupai rasam, where the bridesmaids and the groomsmen together fight for groom’s shoes.

It is a fun-filled event that is enjoyed by people of all ages. It doesn't matter how old you are, there are some moments that happen every time the joota chupai happens. Here is the list and we are sure you would relate to them all.

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#1. Dulhe valo ko distract karna

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Image Courtesy: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

While some of the girls get employed on the mission of stealing the jootas, some try to make their charm work on the rest of the dulhe walas to distract them. The goal is to keep everyone away from the special footwear and elope with them.

#2. Thoda sa flirt to banta hai

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Image Courtesy: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Jooto ke liye kya kya karna padta hai? When all tricks fail, flirting works. A little nonchalant laughter with the groomsmen can sometimes get you the jootas.

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#3. Looking for a perfect place

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Gif via Gifsoup

It doesn't matter whether you have been successful in securing the shoes by then or not, you start looking for the safest place where you can hide that special pair. You are nothing less than a spy, or shall we say a thief.

#4. Watching like a hawk

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Image Courtesy: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

First a spy and then a security guard. Once you have hidden the jootas, the next step is to make sure that they stay hidden before the big revelation. You watch like a hawk and never let anyone come close to them.

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#5. The chase

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Image Courtesy: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Everyone loves the chase and if it is about the dulhe ke joote, it becomes all the more special. Sometimes you will have the pair and sometimes it will fall in other party's lap. The continuous running after the shoes is really a fun part.

#6. Questions of the kids

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Image Courtesy: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

During the time of joota chupai, the little kids are the most excited ones. They will literally run circles around you and nag you about the whereabouts of the jootas. Yes, they irritate ans sometimes even reveal the secret place, but they are very cute and helpful too.

#7. Suggestions from the family

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Image Courtesy: Hum Aapke Hain Koun

While the kids will be poking you, the older relatives will give you a number of suggestions.

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#8. Forgetting about the actual wedding

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Gif via Giphy

With all the hoopla regarding the jootas going on, no matter how hard you try, you will forget about the actual wedding. It will just provide a fun-filled background for your campaign.

#9. Negotiation   

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Image Courtesy: Amazon TVZ

After the flaunting of the jootas comes the customary negotiation. This never fails to amuse all the people at the mandap. There is some teasing, some jokes and a lot of laughter.

#10. Showing off the prize

Before the final step of returning the jootas to the sweet jiju, flaunting the trophy is an epic moment and happens at all weddings. Watching the sad faces of the other side is just priceless. Girls always win. Deal with it!

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#11. Love for jiju and tears

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The final moment that all weddings have in common during the joota chupai is where the sisters-in-law return the jootas to their jijus. This very moment is full of emotions.

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Stealing the shoes of the groom is always the best part of the wedding for all the bridesmaids. Such moments make the wedding even more memorable. Go ahead girls, steal those shoes and do not give them back until and unless you get what you want in exchange for them!

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