Rahul Bose's last relationship was seven years ago, says 'would love to be in love'

  • Rahul Bose will be seen next in Netflix show Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, in which he will star with Vihaan Samat and Suchitra Pillai.
Rahul Bose, Vihaan Samat, and Suchitra Pillai, the cast of Netflix show Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.
Rahul Bose, Vihaan Samat, and Suchitra Pillai, the cast of Netflix show Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.
Published on Mar 15, 2022 07:05 AM IST
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After Bulbbul, Made in Heaven, and Shaurya, Rahul Bose will be seen on OTT once again in Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, where he will star with with Vihaan Samat and Suchitra Pillai. The Netflix show tells the story of Ray (Vihaan), an awkward young man who tries to navigate the world of romance in the 21st century with the help of his imaginary friend, Wiz. Rahul Bose and Suchitra Pillai, who play the role of Ray's parents, also guide him with their experience as he eagerly looks for love. Also Read| Rahul Bose reacts to Anil's story about 'almost killing' him during Dil Dhadakne Do scene: 'Cinegoers would've rejoiced'

As for Rahul's love life, he had said in a previous interview in 2010 that he doesn't miss being in a relationship, noting that love is everywhere, and not just meant for one person in life. In an interview with Hindustan Times ahead of the release of Eternally Confused and Eager for Love, Rahul further explained his views on relationships and love, and said it's something he wants but doesn't miss.

Rahul said, "I've had five very long relationships in my life, the last one finished seven years ago. I've had a life full of romantic love. Would I like another relationship, or five, or ten? Of course, I mean The Beatles said it best, 'all you need is love.' I would love to be in love, it would be fantastic."

The actor added that love for him means laughter and kindness and comfort, instead of fancy dinner dates. He said, "There are some things that are non-negotiable for me in love, which is the ability to laugh at ourselves, to laugh together, just to be in a space and be comfortable. That kindness, to be kind to each other and ourselves. Love has to be laughter and kindness, that's enough, rest of the fancy meals and all that doesn't really matter, at least not to me. So yeah it would be great, Do I miss it? Of course not, would I love it, of course, yes."

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love will see Rahul and Suchitra reuniting on the screen after their 2006 movie Pyaar Ke Side Effects, in which Suchitra Pillai played the best friend of Rahul's girlfriend, played by Mallika Sherawat. Reminiscing about the movie in which Rahul's character Siddharth referred to her character Anjali as Dracula, Suchitra joked, "He called me Dracula on that one, he treated me like Dracula on this one."

Rahul Bose and Suchitra Pillai in a still from Netflix show Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.
Rahul Bose and Suchitra Pillai in a still from Netflix show Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.

Suchitra added, "It's been easy working with Rahul, we have a kind of a rapport and a connection, we know how to get each other in a scene. There was never any ego." Rahul then joked, "No no, there's no mutual respect, she doesn't respect me at all. Still troubles me a lot, she eats a lot of food, and I'm not that rich so I don't have that much food." He added, "She's wonderful."

Rahul and Suchitra also don't agree with the modern rules around dating which would be seen in their upcoming show, like making your potential partner wait twice the time before texting back. Vihaan Samat, who is playing Ray, agreed with his co-stars, but revealed that he has some friends who live life by these rules.

Vihaan Samat in a still from Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.
Vihaan Samat in a still from Eternally Confused and Eager for Love.

Vihaan said, "They're like you always have to make them wait at least twice as long, one person was like make them wait four days. I'm not making this up, I have friends who have these bizarre rules. This one guy I know, his strategy for flirting at a bar or a club when he meets a girl for the first time is to just say he loves her. He says it works for him, I don't think it does."

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love has been created and directed by Rahul Nair, who previously worked with Rahul, Vihaan, and Jim Sarbh on the Amazon Prime show Made in Heaven. Suchitra, who has been previously seen on OTT shows Betaal, Call My Agent, and Bestseller, said that it was Rahul Nair's writing that attracted her to the upcoming series. "It's very real. It could be happening in any household, and especially to someone in the present generation who's about 25-years-old. As far as the mother's character is concerned, she has a very real, beautiful relationship with the son, nice comedic relationship with the husband. The whole family thing just seemed really really nice and tight."

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love has been made with the collaboration between Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment, and Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti's Tiger Baby and Netflix. The show, which also stars Ankur Rathee and Dalai in pivotal roles, will begin streaming on Netflix from March 18.

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