Rahul Dev opens up about feeling 'guilt' for dating Mughda Godse after wife's death: 'There were many things'
- Rahul Dev has spoken about the dilemmas that he experienced when he first began dating Mughda Godse, four years after the death of his wife.
Actor-model Rahul Dev has said that once his son was aware of his relationship with Mughda Godse, he felt no need to 'hide' it from the rest of the world. Rahul also opened up about experiencing 'guilt' and other doubts when he began dating Mughda in 2013.
In an interview, he admitted that the only time he experienced any hesitation was when it came to his son, Siddhant. Rahul Dev was previously married to Reena Dev, who died in 2009.
He told RJ Siddharth Kannan, "When I was married, I never used to hide the fact that I was married. I hadn't even done a film at that time. There are very few things in life that are real. Everything else is... There is a work dream that you're chasing, there are some other things, everyone has passions. That whole fabric of life if you weave together, if there is someone who is important to you, I can't understand why I would want to hide them. The only point where I would initially sort of struggle is I didn't know how my son's going to react. But when he knows, then there's no point."
Asked if he had any hesitations about entering into a relationship with Mughda, he said, "I think anybody who's had a fantastic first relationship would always feel if this is correct, in this day and age... There is a gap, in terms of years. So I used to feel if this is proper on my part. There were many things. You have a next in line, he was very, very young. And the other side of the family. You'd feel that you would hurt them by moving on with your life."
Mughda said that Rahul was very forthright about laying all his cards on the table, and that she was a little taken aback because they had just started seeing each other. "It gradually sunk in, and those are the qualities you start liking, the honesty, that straightforwardness, the care for people."