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After Rakhi, it's Rahul's swayamwar!

tv Updated: Sep 22, 2009 20:21 IST
Rakshita Pandey
Rakshita Pandey
Hindustan Times
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The 'will she, won't she?' debate on Rakhi Sawant's wedding with Elesh Parujanwala is not over yet and probably will not be until she finally ties the knot with her Canadian fiancé. However, the 'reality wedding' fever has gripped the small screen and is here to stay!

After Rakhi ka Swayamvar and Perfect Bride, television audience are now going to witness another swayamvar, or rightly put - swayamvadhu! Yes, you heard it right. Rahul Mahajan, son of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan is all set to follow the footsteps of Rakhi Sawant and will soon be seen as a groom-to-be in a new reality show.

Rahul dulhan le jayega!
The show titled Swayamvar Season 2 - Rahul Dulhan Le Jayega is all set to go on air this December. Sameer Nair, CEO of the entertainment channel that will telecast the show says, "Rakhi ka Swayamvar was a huge success for us and we always had Swayamvar - Season 2 on our agenda. I think Rahul Mahajan would be the ideal groom-to-be on the show."

The show like Season 1, will have 16 participants. However, after Rahul's alleged link-ups with co-participants on the hit reality show Bigg Boss, what would be interesting is to see whether it's the women who woo Rahul or vice versa. The show will comprise of 30 episodes and Rahul will finally tie the knot in March.

'No comments' on Rakhi
When asked about rumours of Rakhi Sawant calling off her engagement with Elesh, Rahul chose to keep mum. All he said was that he wouldn't like to comment on Rakhi's personal life and whether she decides to get married to Elesh or not is her personal choice.

No perfect brides please!
"My life is an open book. This is a new beginning for me and I am looking for true love. The swayamvar is only a medium to find my soul mate," said Rahul. "I don't want a perfect bride. Love is not the only reason why one gets married. It is only one of the reasons. All that I want is we should be compatible. She should be bold and beautiful, intelligent and should have good values," he added.

On marrying a divorcee...
Rahul, who's first marriage ended in disaster, has no qualms even if any of the participants on the show is a divorcee. "Anybody is welcome on the show, he asserts. "I haven't told my ex- wife that I am going to be seen in a swayamwar on television but I am sure she will soon get to know. She has always supported me with my decisions and I hope she does it again. I wouldn't like to discuss my past any further as it might affect my prospective partner," he said.

Gearing up for D-day
Dressed up in a blue sherwani and dancing to the tunes of the hit Bollywood number Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge, Rahul seems to be gearing up for the swayamvar in full swing. What remains to be seen is whether the show will be as big a hit as Rakhi ka Swayamvar.

rakshita.pandey@hindustantimes.com