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Rakhi wants a 'three Khan' combo

Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant discusses her swayamwar plans in a bindaas chat with Rachana Dubey.

tv Updated: Apr 09, 2009 19:55 IST
Rachana Dubey
Rachana Dubey
Hindustan Times

Controversy queen Rakhi Sawant discusses her


plans in a bindaas chat with

Rachana Dubey.

Why have you chosen to marry on TV?

That’s because

meri life ek khuli kitaab hai

. I have never hidden anything about my life from the media.. so why would I hide my marriage plans? TV has given me everything that I have today.. name, fame and the money. So, now it will help me find a



I can’t be unjust to so many people who love me by marrying behind the closed doors of a house or in a small ceremony. It’s once in a lifetime that I will marry.. so I wanted to make it larger than life.. have a



Everyone is invited to my wedding.. though I was never invited for any wedding the industry. (Laughs) If someone can get himself unbuttoned in public.. I can get married.

But why this sudden decision?

Because I’ve worked enough.. earned enough. Now I want to live a normal family life.. spend time with the one I marry and produce lovely children. Everything should happen at the right time. And I think this is the right time for me to marry.

Will it be taken seriously?

I don’t care for critics. There are critics all the time.. yapping about something or the other. I know a lot of people will not take it seriously.. but the fact is that I am getting married.

And I am serious about my marriage. Just because some critics will call this Rakhi’s publicity gimmick doesn’t mean I will step back.

A dream man in mind?


Mujhe toh

Shah Rukh Khan



milega to nahin na

! So, it could be just any guy. It doesn’t matter how much he earns and how many members he has in his family.

In terms of looks and qualities, I would like it more if he is somewhat like the three Khans put together.. Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. I’d like it if he plays cricket, since I love the game.. like any ordinary Indian. I want him to be honest, loving and truly mine. I think all the single Indian and firang men can apply.

But as per tradition, a


is organised by fathers and brothers. So why is

Rakhi ka Swayamvar

happening on its own?

Who said it’s happening on its own? I have a


.. NDTV Imagine. Yes, I got the idea after watching


. When I saw the lead actress doing so much for her household,

mujhe laga

it’s time I should find someone for myself. I’ve had enough of living alone.. no parents.. no boyfriend.

I don’t believe in live-in relationships anymore because one can walk out on the other anytime. I want a family, a loving husband and so.. I approached the channel with the idea of getting me married. They agreed.

How will you know if the marriage with the unknown man will survive?

Marriage is a major gamble..

zindagi bhi jua hi hai

. I have to run that risk of making the marriage work for both of us. I have to take the plunge now.

(Laughs) And before I agree to the boy, there will be test drives.. don’t ask me for details though. There will be tasks, which he will have to complete to impress me and then marry me.

I am not going by looks. He has to be lion-hearted and smart in his head, that’s all.

What if the guy is possessive and doesn’t let you work after being married?

I will work even after I am married.. with a relieved mind. I will only settle for the guy who loves me, gets possessive but doesn’t go the Nana Patekar route from


. If he tells me to wear a sari.. I’ll wear it. But he has to allow me to work.

Have your parents and family members reacted to your decision to marry on a reality TV show?

No, my parents and family don’t even know about it. Frankly, I am not with them any more. I’ve moved on in life.

Talking shop, the frontrunning heroines have taken over the mantle for item songs in the movies.

I am very upset with all the hunky heroes.. Aamir.. SRK.. in the movies.. how could they do this to me? They make their heroines do hat I did once and with such grace and pride. (Smiles) I am so unhappy but

kya karein


First Published: Apr 09, 2009 14:42 IST