Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Pravesh Rana’s third show Love Lock Up on UTV Bindaas, he says, has turned him into a relationship expert, of sorts. The former model did his first show, Chak Dhoom Dhoom, a year ago, which was followed by Emotional Atyachaar 2.
"I’m probably the only relationship expert in town, who has never been in a relationship," he says, laughing. "Trust me, you don’t need to go through agony to know how painful it can really get. It’s enough to watch and learn from others’ mistakes. But in some cases, first hand experience is a must."
Rana’s second relationship-based show goes on air on January 10 and expectedly, he’s excited. Wonder if the show is a sequel of sorts to Emotional Atyachaar 2? "When I was hosting Emotional Atyachaar 2, I felt the trauma that most couples who came on the show went through when they saw their loved ones cheating on them. People broke up, and sometimes, didn’t even hesitate to physically abuse each other," says the host.
"On this show, we give them a chance to mend fences by keeping them isolated from the world, and leave them alone with each other behind closed doors."
When asked if such a solution would help aching hearts, Rana says he’s positive, because it’s only in isolation that a couple can understand what they truly mean to each other.
“Distances, whether physical or emotional or both, kill relationships. Half the time I’ve seen couples parting ways because of lack of communication,” he argues. “By keeping them isolated, we can help them clear their differences and maybe then, move ahead with or without each other. In either case, with a clean slate.”
After watching a long spell of failing relationships and now, stepping in to mend them, does Rana think he’s ready for a relationship himself? “Of course,” he says. “But not for the heck of it. There has to be love and mutual respect. The rest falls into place automatically.”
The model-turned-anchor was also expected to get into Bollywood with a two films —a thriller and a comedy. “I’m not in a rush. I have work and I’ll strive to get more. But the industry is in such a state that no one will risk money on newcomers,” says Rana. “If everything works out, I’ll enter Bollywood. But I’m not desperate for it.”