Big Girls Don't Cry on Prime Video: Where is 'real-life' Vandana Valley Girls School?

Created by Nitya Mehra, Big Girls Don't Cry is a relatively new but attractive starcast featuring Pooja Bhatt, Zoya Hussain, Lovleen Misra, Mukul Chadda, Raima Sen, etc.

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The countdown has begun for Pooja Bhatt's debut web series Big Girls Don't Cry. Big Girls Don't Cry will be released on Amazon Prime Video on March 15, 2024. Ever since Big Girls Don't Cry's trailer was released, fans have been going gaga as it is based on school life. As the name suggests, Big Girls Don't Cry mostly revolves around a group of girls studying in an all-girl boarding school in Ooty. Created by Nitya Mehra, Big Girls Don't Cry is a relatively new but attractive starcast featuring Pooja Bhatt, Zoya Hussain, Lovleen Misra, Mukul Chadda, Raima Sen, Dalai Tenzin Lhakyila, Avantika Vandanapu, Aneet Padda, Akshita Sood, Afrah Sayed, Vidushi and more in the leading roles. Since you have landed on this page, True Scoop News assumes that you are also mesmerised by  Vandana Valley Girls School show in Amazon Prime Video's new age series. Since the story revolves around youths, another question arises around Big Girls Don't Cry True Story or whether Big Girls Don't Cry is a true story or not. Below is everything you need to know about Big Girls Don't Cry's True Story- 


Is Big Girls Don't Cry a true story?


The answer is no. Big Girls Don't Cry is an original story written by Sudhanshu Saria, Adwitiya Kareng Das, Sunayana Kumari and Radhika Malhotra. Big Girls Don't Cry's official synopsis says, "It is an exciting journey of self-discovery, friendship, and growth for the girls at an all-girls boarding school in Ooty. In this new season, we witness the girls' coming of age and how they bravely tackle the complexities of growing up, including issues of identity, body image, and their place in society."


However, not everything is fictional in Big Girls Don't Cry as the Ooty-based Vandana Valley Girls School shown in the series is actually real. Pooja Bhatt's web series has been shot in Ooty's picturesque The Lawrence school. On being reverse searched, True Scoop News found out that Vandana Valley Girls School in real life is The Lawrence School on Ooty. 


On visiting the school's official website, True Scoop News found out that The Lawrence School's roots go back to 1858. The official website says, "The School was under British administration until May 1949, after which the school was handed over to the Government of India.  On the 6th of September, 1949, the School was presented with the Indian Union Colour, which replaced the old King’s Colour.  After the takeover by the Government of Independent India, The Lawrence School was run as a public school, open to all, with a 40 percent reservation of seats and a 20 percent fee subsidy for children of Defence Personnel."

"The administration of The Lawrence School, Lovedale is vested in an autonomous body known as the Board of Governors appointed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The School is neither exclusive nor elitist and it maintains a Secular and Cosmopolitan culture.  In fact, the School is a miniature India, for children from many communities from all parts of the country and overseas, study here. They are brought up in an atmosphere that fosters a spirit of co-existence and respect for the feelings and beliefs of others."


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