By Rinkel Kapoor Last Updated:
To all the hone waale jijaji ki saalis and saalas, if you too are in a fix about how to find a unique place for hiding the groom’s footwear for the fun joota chupayi rasam at your sister or friend’s wedding, then you have landed at the right spot! We have come up with the perfect solution for you to hide the jootis away from the prying eyes of the groom’s side and demand your desired amount of cash in exchange without any fear!
Take a look at these 7 unique hiding places for the joota chupayi rasam and steer clear of all the chaos and fights that ensue over this fun-filled Indian wedding ritual.
Yes, we know the vidaai ki doli vehicle is usually the one in which the groom’s family comes. But, you have to admit, if you manage to somehow get the car open, it will be one hiding place that no one from groom’s side will think of looking at. Simply befriend the driver of the car or get hold of the key on the pretext of putting away some stuff of the bride in the car. Nobody will question you.
All weddings have one special room where mothers take their little kids to sleep or lie down. In fact, even at a farm house wedding, you will find such corners which are dedicated for the use of little children. So, if a mother has put her toddler to sleep in that room, you can be sure no one would be able to enter that room just like that. After all, waking up a kid before his/her nap time is just like awakening a sleeping monster!
You know, the stainless steel food dish lid that is a staple at all the wedding buffet table. You can get hold of it easily from the kitchen department and place the jootis underneath the steel cover on a plate. Now, you can happily stash away the dish on the food decoration table as nobody touches that table.
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Every wedding has a DJ complete with disco lights and a dance floor. You can always approach the DJ section and get your jootis hidden behind the desk. To keep the shakki baraatis away from going near the DJ side, one of you can keep on the dance floor and anytime a suspicious member of the groom’s party comes near that area, you can playfully steer them towards the dance floor and keep them distracted.
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If your pandit ji is cool enough, he might even agree to sit on the jootis during the whole phera ceremony. Let the poor groom’s party roam from here and there searching for their dulhe raaja’s shoes and you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the wedding.
Before everyone enters the vedi for saat phera ceremony, they usually take off their shoes, and this will be the last place anyone would look for to check for the groom’s shoes. You can simply hide them in plain sight! All you have to do is make one of the men from your party to walk casually towards that place, slip off the groom’s shoes and place them in such a manner that there are four to five pair of shoes strategically places to hide the jootis.
You all must remember the Vaani Kapoor ‘apni chav banayi ke’ jewellery ad. Well, that was a brilliant idea to make the bride wear the groom’s shoes as they will be safely hidden from view underneath the heavy layers of lehenga. Also, even if someone suspects it, no one would dare to go up to the bride to check for the same.
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So, girls and boys, get ready to win the battle of the century at your sister or friend’s wedding. Dilwale chahe dulhania le jaa rhe ho, joote to ladkiwale hi leke jaayenge!