It’s hard to ignore the drama surrounding starlet-turned-reality TV-phenomenon Rakhi Sawant. Her latest show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar finished its run with Sawant crying that a swayamvar, where a woman chooses her groom, is not a wedding in itself. Indeed.
So when are the nuptials? Sawant and her fiancé Elesh Parujanwala decide to answer. “I know you’ve been calling this a nautanki. I’m used to the media writing mean things about me. But trust me, I am being genuine,” implores Sawant at a media meet. “I am ready to marry Elesh today. He needs his time and I understand that. I’m in love with him and I’m waiting patiently till he makes his decision,” she insists.
For his part, Parujanwala says: “Rakhi has already become the centre of my life. I love her but I just need to know her better so we can sort out our differences before we spend out life together.” When they keep pausing between answers to glance at each other and smile, even tough cynics are bound to melt. “There are so many divorces happening, I don’t want to become a statistic,” says Parujanwala softly, as her eyes tear. Parujanwala fusses and keeps repeating “tissue”, until a waiter brings him a napkin.