Rakhi Sawant, the self proclaimed media ki beti shot to fame with her drama-queen act in Bigg Boss season I. Rahul Mahajan repeated the same in season II. Then the controversy’s child went on a groom hunt on national television with Rakhi ka Swayamwar, Rahul follows in line with his version – Rahul Dhulaniyan le Jayenge.
But Rahul bahiya begs to differ and promptly says, "I am not following Rahki Sawant and why will I? I am following Sita maiyan. She also had a Swayamwar. The channel and the format may be similar but it’s not the same thing."
Ask Rahul why Swayamwar and pat comes the reply, “Why not?” For dulhe miyan it is the best way to find his ideal life partner through this centuries-old tradition. Ahem! Is Rahul following all the century-old customs in the show? Only time will tell as we catch the episodes of Rahul Dulhaniyan….
The success rate of the relationships made on the show has not been remarkable. While everybody has their doubts thanks to Rakhi-Elesh split, Rahul is sure that he will find a “genuine, honest and mature girl with a good sense of humour” and also promises that he is on the show to “get married and stay married for life.” And all this will happen with the support of his mother and sister Poonam, who are right now, busy renovating the house to welcome Rahul’s bride.Fifteen girls are all set to woo Mahajan Jr in every possible way. Perhaps, one of them will tie the knot by the end of the series and go with him. The girls have been selected after a gruelling process — audition and screening process by the channel and then the Mahajan family scannen the prospective brides.
So, what criteria was followed to line up the top 15 contenders? “We did not have any barriers about religion, caste or age. We were only looking for genuine prospects,” says Rahul. Well that explains why Rahul has 15 ladies, youngest amongst them is all of 19 and the eldest being 34. To this Rahul says, “When we are allowed to vote at 18, then we are mature enough to be married at 19.” One wonders why a man who is remarrying himself does not have a single divorcee or widow on his list of final prospects. “This was not intentional. It just happened that the girls short-listed does not have a divorcee or a widow, says Mahajan.
The countdown has begun and Rahul’s head is giddy with excitement and curiosity. The viewers too seem to share the same state of mind. Whatever the future may hold for Rahul and the show, we’d like to wish them luck. This time may he get married and stay married for life. Amen!