One of the stars of Netflix‘s new reality dating series Indian Matchmaking is clearing the air about his sexuality.
Artist and designer Pradhyuman Maloo is one of several contestants looking for love on the hit show hosted by professional matchmaker Sima Taparia.
But ever since the series premiered earlier this month, a lot of people have been speculating over whether Maloo, who says he’s straight, might actually be gay.
Am I the only one who realizes Pradhyumans is gay??#IndianMatchmaking
— Sarah Masters (@SarahMathers34) July 16, 2020
pradhyuman is giving me strong gay vibes… Sima needs to bring in the boys! Spice this up #indianmatchmaking
— Mer (@Meribeauty) July 18, 2020
I feel so bad that Pradhyuman can’t tell his family he’s gay
— Nadine (@nadinebeckles) July 26, 2020
#IndianMatchmaking yeaaaaaa so Pradyuman is gay right?
— The Dude himself (@Artisticnarcis1) July 22, 2020
Pradhyumans is definitely gay. That’s ok that #IndianMatchmaking
— Wanja ?? (@NdegwasDNA) July 19, 2020
I'm guilty of this as well… Thinking #indianmatchmaking pradhyuman is in the closet and is gay. However that would be stereotyping. If he is I hope he finds his truth. But if he's not and he's truly waiting for the right woman and a cosmic connection that is okay too!
— oceanthinks (@oceanthinks) July 18, 2020
A lot of this seems to stem from Maloo’s job as a designer and the fact that he rejected over 150 women presented to him by Taparia, as well as by some of his Instagram thirst traps like this…
Well, those rumors can now be laid to rest, because Maloo put out a statement this week saying he’s not gay or bisexual. He’s just picky. And that’s OK!
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 30-year-old writes: “I decided to be a part of #indianmatchmaking on @netflix as I am personally always looking forward to new experiences and also thought I could try a different way to find my life companion.”
He adds that the show ended up being “an intense process” but a “beautiful experience” that pushed him out of his comfort zone. But that doesn’t mean he’s LGBTQ.
Maloo continues: “For those of you who are curious, I am not gay nor bisexual.”
He goes on to say that he’s grateful for all the love and support fans have given him, adding, “In 10 days, more than 10K of you who have come to my feed, and it has left me overwhelmed and I am full of gratitude, love, and feel so blessed. Thank you universe.”
We’re glad that’s been settled.
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I decided to be a part of #indianmatchmaking on @netflix as I am personally always looking foward to new experiences and also thought I could try a different way to find my life companion. It was a radical yet a conscious decision to find one of the most meaningful aspect of my life. I did end up in a rather intense process but leaving me with a beautiful experience . Also having a camera around was not easy as it makes you conscious but it made me push my boundaries and out of my comfort zone. I would also like to take this opportunity to answer a few questions that I have been receiving . What happened with Rushali post the horse ride? We did keep in touch however long distance didn’t allow us to explore our individual sides and communicate organically plus we were in different stages in our life so we decided to move on and yes we are still friends 🙂 Have I rejected 150 proposals in reality? It’s been misunderstood . Match makers send you several biodata (not proposals) to go through to find the suitable individual and figure who seems the right preference. It’s only the first stage ,followed by verification, preferences, intentions, telephonic conversations and finally a meeting. I have met only a couple of them out of these biodata. Think about it when you are swiping left or right in dating apps are you rejecting or it’s just not your preference? Just like everyone else I am also looking for a beautiful life, full of growth and experiences with my partner , with whom I can be mentally aligned and I am taking my time because it’s for life and don't want to rush into it. And for those of you who are curious – I am not gay nor bisexual. I absolutely love Foxnuts and my door knob is just a creative photo frame reminding me of two life-death experiences. Little did I know I would be showered with so so much of love and support, well wishes, memes ( which makes me laugh at myself and I personally think we needed something to laugh for this 2020) and even the trolling. In 10 days , more than 10k of you who have come to my feedand it has left me overwhelmed and I am full of gratitude , love and feel so blessed. Thank you universe.
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LMAO…child please…Mmmkay.. You don’t look that good to be picky. Boy bye!
So Nellie Olson IS your spirit animal, yes?
You probably haven’t seen the show. It’s pretty clear that his family is super wealthy. He can definitely afford to be picky (pun intended).
Aaaaaaaand most of the accusers are (drumroll) WOMEN!!! Why? Oh, let’s FVCKING SEE. “Since he doesn’t think I’m pretty enough, since he doesn’t want to immediately fvck me, he’s GOT to be gay [she glups with huge, panicking eyes]. So, if he’s gay, THEN I’M SAFE and desirable and my value goes back up. So he’s GOT to be gay for my own ego!!!!! Don’t forget; It’s all about me!!!” …….tell me this bullshit doesn’t happen.
Yep. Because men are dogs and must want puss 24/7. Anything less and they’re considered a hom*. Just ask any of those women.
thanks @Vince…. exactly true… tho we’re not going to change anything, it’s nice to get it off our chests for a moment.
The vast majority of viewers of these shows are women. And women are also usually the only ones interested enough to post commentary. Simple statistics would then suggest that most posters would be women.
The fact that you used “accusers” when none of the comments were negative or accusatory says more about your [internalized?] homophobia than anything about these women.
More importantly, your comment is illogical since the women posting these comments are NOT the ones rejected by him. Think about it.
But of course, all my straight friends fill their IG accounts with half-naked selfies clamoring for attention.
You mean overtly modified images. Which to me deserve NO attention.
No to 150 women? Yeah right you’re picky. I’m picky too, but I landed a great man & it was under 10. Prad, be truthful to yourself, Indian women are beautiful, but if you have surpassed 150, we don’t call that picky. We call it GAY….
In the country where you marry whoever mom and dad picks for you, he’s picky? I think @cam hit it on the nose. He must hide his sexuality
Even if he is gay, hey India has a HUGE problem with bigotry towards LGBTQ people, no wonder he wouldn’t want to come out if he is gay.
Well, thank goodness he finally set the record straight! Now I can safely ignore the pinging of my gaydar as he turns down the next Indian supermodel and explains “I just haven’t found the right *person* yet – *they* have to be smart, beautiful and intelligent, but one day I’ll find *them*”.
My gaydar’s just broken, that’s all. I’m so relieved!
Yeah after rejecting 150 I’d say there ‘s something amiss here. It could be that he’s just a rejecting asshole, and he shouldn’t be in any kind of relationship. (Run away….!!!)
I’ll be able to sleep so much better tonight lol
damn I’ll sleep better tonight
Afraid of sex and/or has a small penis
He ain’t all that.
And he’s definitely a CLOSET case.
Doomed to being single for eternity.
Why is queerty running a story trying to out a man? How are you acting any differently to those who used to try and out gay men to harm them?
Isn’t telling others about your sexuality a personal choice that YOU shouldn’t be adding pressure to tell.
How is this article good for the queer community?
These are all valid (and good) questions.
I don’t understand your complaint. Queerty is not doing any original reporting or investigating. All these posts are publicly available, as are the rumors that he may be gay/bi. Hence his choice to address them in an interview. Queerty was not one to ask him, or anyone associated with him. All Queerty did was to report on a situation of gay interest. As someone interested in gay issues around the world, I’m thankful for it.
I think he’s also under pressure from his family to chose wisely and carefully and not to make a major type of error on just a single woman or man whichever the case is, I know for I felt that same pressure from my own family a long time ago and was going to propose to a girl I was dating at 17 and my family stepped in and told her to take a hike. I didn’t ever find out why but it turned out for the better, So for you that want to be judgemental on each person look back at your own lives and tell us what happened on Social Media then let us decide where you stand and how.
Picky?? Bitch Please! Your 100% GAY! No Ands Ifs Or Butts About It!! That’s All!
He has AOC teeth, gross let him stay straight.
Nothing enrages Republican trolls more than a non white woman who speaks up.
I’m not gay = Pig Bottom
And we give a shit because ??? Shows like this are what’s wrong with society today.
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