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"Now Rakhi is Mrs Parunjanwala" - Elesh

Published: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 14:50 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Rakhi Sawant has finally found her life partner in Gujarati NRI Elesh Parujanwala through the NDTV Imagine reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar. The two of them who got engaged in the final episode of the show share their story so far.

What is the reason for the delay in marriage?
Elesh- I would like to know Rakhi off the camera and want to give her the time to understand my lifestyle in Toronto too. For now, definitely I will be in Mumbai for at-least 2-3 years.

Rakhi- I would also like to know him and this is the moment when we will get quality time together with no camera, no makeup etc.

Elesh- I have mentioned to her from the day 1 that I need time as my world is in Toronto and I need to show her that, as there is lot more than my family and friends. I want her to know my lifestyle.

Rakhi- If my groom needs time, so I should give him that and wait for his proposal for marriage again.

Is this Swayamvar for real? Why did you go for such a reality show?
Rakhi- It needs guts for a woman to do a swayamvar on national television. I like Elesh from the heart and it is for true, as we have got engaged and I have arranged this swayamvar for you people (media). I have seen in the wedding of big celebs, the behavior towards you people (Media) is bad and thus I decided to get married in front of media and the whole world. Main media ki beti jo hoon…

Elesh when you have a business in Mumbai, why did you choose to come in Swayamvar?
Elesh- Yes I have a film academy, which was set up by my partner, and me last November, but my decision of coming to swayamvar was to know Rakhi up close. I have known her as an actress, but have discovered her new side in this show and I feel great to be chosen as her better half.

Aren"t you jealous of her star status?
Elesh- I don"t have any fear, now that she has chosen me, why should I be jealous of her status. I feel proud of what she is doing, as Rakhi is one independent woman.

Elesh had 7 girlfriends in Toronto and he is flying back soon there. What do you have to say if someone is still waiting for him?
Rakhi- Elesh has told me the truth about his past and this is why I choose him as my groom. Well as far as talks about someone waiting for him is concerned; it entirely depends in Elesh"s hand of how he will be handling the situation. All I know is that, I trust him and that"s why I chose him.

When did you feel that you were in love with each other?

Rakhi- I did not love him in the swayamvar but our journey has started now, after the engagement. I like his talks, his behavior and the way he has taken care of me during the show. This is what I admire about him and thus, wish to be with him.

Elesh- I realized my feeling towards Rakhi when she was away meeting the families of the other would be grooms all over India. At the same time there was the news of MJ"s sudden death. This was the time I felt that Rakhi should have been with me. I started missing her and realized my feelings for her.

Will you leave Mumbai after marriage?
Rakhi- I am a girl of Mumbai and will never leave this place. I am a workaholic and will keep working. Initially, I have told about this to Elesh that he will not stop me from working.

Elesh- Now that our family is in Mumbai, Toronto will be our holiday destination.

What will you be called after marriage? Will it be Rakhi Sawant or Rakhi Sawant Parujanwala?
Elesh- Title is not the concern, as she will be known as Mrs. Parujanwala.

Rakhi- I will be called as Rakhi Parujanwala

Elesh from whom are you planning to take lessons in Hindi?
Elesh- Even you can help me in that; well Ravi Kissan had already said that. I am very keen to learn Hindi.

Rakhi- He needs to learn Hindi or else we will be fighting a lot on that. Sometimes he speaks so fast that it takes me hours to understand that.

Elesh would you like to meet the family of Rakhi?
Elesh- No comments on that. Rakhi will you be friends to other 15 contenders who had come to marry you?

Rakhi- Of course I will be a friend to them, as I don"t want to ignore them.

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