Rakhi Sawant, who has always loved to live her life in the public eye, will take that one step further on NDTV Imagine’s new reality TV show Rakhi Ka Swayamvara. She will be choosing her husband over the series from a list of fifteen hopefuls and she will then marry him live on air. “I want to solemnize my marriage in the presence of all my fans who have been supportive of me throughout and what better way than getting married on national television?” she asks, “I am looking for a companion who is warm, affectionate, someone who can dance a little bit, who respects women for who they are, and above all who is punctual. Even Sita had her Swayamvara, so why not me?”
The ultimate naatch girl is currently enjoying a bit of a boost in her career with a successful chat show last year and a role in the new Rani Mukherjee / Shahid Kapur cricketing movie, provisionally called Hadippa — which also features the outrageous Sherlyn Chopra.
Rakhi has always been a very independent woman — what has driven her to decide to marry at this point? “A girl always says that she will not marry but a time comes when she actually wants to,” she explains, “She longs for a family. She wants someone to be waiting for her when she returns home. I have worked so much but now I feel lonely. I feel I should get married. I want a guy who can hold my hand all my life.”