Mallika Sherawat's search of a soulmate came to an end on Friday with small town boy Vijay Singh emerging as the winner of The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika.
"From now on I will always be there for you, I will do whatever I can to keep you happy," said Vijay, a Dharamsala-based model, after Mallika chose him as the king of her heart on the finale episode of the TV show, which has been aired on Life OK.
Vijay, 24, pipped Karan Sagoo, an NRI restaurant owner from London, to woo Mallika.
In the final round, they danced to impress the actress. While Karan performed on Teri jhuki nazar,
did a romantic act on Tere naina. Even Mallika took to the stage and danced with the finalists on the soothing number Raabta.
After announcing Vijay as the winner of the show, Mallika said, "I have known Vijay only in front of the camera but I want to know him without the cameras now."
Mallika, known for films like Murder and Hisss, seemed confident of her choice.
When the show, hosted by actor Rohit Roy, had begun, Mallika had clarified that she was only looking for a companion via the show and that she was not promising to settle down with the man she chooses finally.
The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika started five weeks ago. Based on the internationally popular show The Bachelor, the Indian version focused on finding a match for the actress from among 30 contestants, who came from different parts of the country and abroad.
For the finale, Mallika was dressed in traditional attire. She looked vibrant in a purple
by popular fashion designer Anita Dongre. TV actors Pooja Gor, Aman Verma, Hiten Tejwani, Vishwajeet Pradhan, Viraf Patel, Sana Seikh and Sukriti Kandpal attended the finale.