Indian television's romantic couple Rajiv Khandelwal and Amna Sharif, who were in a relationship till recently, are all set to make an on-stage comeback on popular demand.
Rajiv said: "Amna and I are performing together at the Sansui awards Saturday at the Andheri Sports Complex. It's a special event...People wanted us back together so here we are. In fact we went live on a news channel on Valentine's Day answering people's questions. We were invited as 'Television's Most Desirable Couple'. We met after a long time but our fans didn't seem to know of our longish estrangement."
The good-looking actor added: "I'll be performing for around 15 minutes on stage. Amna will be with me for five minutes. I know people want both of us together. But whether we want to be together in real life would depend on our destiny. We've been very sensible about keeping our screen images and personal rapport apart. That's why our friendship has survived for four years."
Rajiv has actually been avoiding even attending television awards in recent months. The organisers in fact wanted him to dance with TV star Shveta Salve. But finally Amna was chosen to share the stage with Rajiv.
So what keeps Rajiv and Amna from taking the plunge? "We're two different individuals. The quality that I look for in my soul mate is a comfort level. I'm too selfish and self-obsessed to look for a reflection of myself in my woman," he remarked.
"I'd rather have someone who has qualities other than those that I possess. But right now the thought of marriage doesn't excite me. I want to first enjoy those years of youth that I lost in struggling for a foothold."
"I'm excited about being on stage with Amna. The sets are done by Oomang Kumar. Let's hope I create a dhoom."