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Ratan takes Rakhi’s route

tv Updated: Jul 06, 2011 15:33 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times
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The third edition of Imagine’s Swayamvar left audiences with a strong feeling of déjà vu. Ratan Rajput, who spent months looking for the perfect groom, settled with getting engaged to Delhi-based IT guy, Abhinav Sharma on July 3.

Interestingly, in the first season of Swayamwar, after making many promises of tying the knot on national television, Rakhi Sawant got engaged to Elesh Parujanwala, but later broke off the engagement.

However, television actor Ratan fails to see a connection and insists that her reasons are her own. “We lived in a fairytale world on the show. Everything was provided for. So we’re yet to find out how compatible we would be in the outside world, which is why we decided to take some time,” explains the actor, adding, “He also wants to establish himself a little more.”

“Currently, he says he doesn’t have any issues with me acting, but I need to see how he will deal with times when I can’t take his calls during my shoots. So we will see how we get along.”

Her family, meanwhile, is supportive of her decision, but like all parents, are a little worried. “They want us to communicate more while he’s in Delhi and I’m here. The time shouldn’t just pass, it should used to help us take the final call,” she says.

The staunch supporter of astrology is also facing another obstacle with Sharma. Apparently, the software developer is a


and Ratan is not. This, according to the Vedic astrology chart, is believed to be harmful to marriages.

“I really have faith in that concept. But he’s an exception, since for the first time, I have thought of going against it. Marriage to someone who is a ‘manglik’ will be a tough decision for me to take,” says Ratan, who likes Sharma for his smart, caring and supporting nature.

Admitting that no one is perfect, she adds, “He is a good guy, and fits the impression I have in mind. Plus, he’s tall and that’s a huge bonus.”

Ratan is also relieved that at least now she won’t have to deal with rumours about alleged link-ups. “I can blatantly tell everyone who I am with,” smiles the actor, who has no plans of a public televised marriage in the pipeline. “Let’s see how things go. But I will not have a lavish wedding. It will be a small traditional and intimate affair.”