Rakhi Sawant says it all!
India’s drama queen insists it’s only natural for her to get married on reality TV. “Whatever I’ve achieved is because of television and I have a feeling that it also give me my life partner. So, I approached a channel to help me set my swayamvar through a reality show,”
says Rakhi Sawant.
Is she ready for marriage? “Yes, I’m 25 and this is the right age for that. Abhi nahi toh kya buddhi hone par shaadi karoongi? If I marry post 30, kab toh I’ll enjoy with my partner and kab I will plan a family,” she says.
It’s been just seven months since she broke up with Abhishek Awasthi, her boyfriend of four years. Isn’t it too early to consider marrying someone else? “After my break-up, I was completely shattered. I’ve moved on now but I feel very lonely at times. I don’t want my life to end tragically like Parveen Babi’s,” explains Rakhi.
The show will be aired for three months, during which Rakhi will choose her groom, analyse him and then marry him in a five-day-long ceremony. “I’ll get married like any other respectable woman. Sita had her swayamvar, so why can’t I?” asserts Rakhi, “People have only seen the item girl in me, so they don’t take me seriously. Mujhe bhi lagta hai ki meri family ho, bachche ho.”
But is three months enough to get to know a person? “I dated Abhishek for four years but kya mila mujhe? If I get married, there will at least be some sanctity to the relationship,” she feels. Rakhi is very confident that she’ll make the right choice and get her perfect man. “There will be so many men participating from across the globe. Sita ko Ram mile the, mujhe Shyaam toh mil hi jayega. Arre mera naseeb itna bhi bura nahi hai ki I won’t get even one out of so many,” smiles Rakhi.
There’s been an uproar about Rakhi making her personal life so public. Is she trying to be the Indian Jade Goody? “Don’t compare me to anyone. Main India ki Rakhi hoon aur mujhe wahi rahne do,” she says. “My personal life has always been an open book. I’ve always done things differently and will also marry my way. I’ll set an example for other Indian girls,” she says.
What’s she looking for in her hubby-to-be? “He should be big-hearted, a man who respects women, should make me laugh and be able to dance. I have all these qualities and I don’t want people to think hoor ke bagal mein langoor. They should think we’re the perfect couple!” says Rakhi.