Rakhi Sawant’s fiance busy arranging Canadian visa for her

Monday, August 3, 2009

NEW DELHI - Instead of hosting a grand party following his win on Rakhi Ka Swayamvar, 30-year-old Elesh Parujanwala is busy arranging a Canadian visa for his fiance Rakhi Sawant, so that they can attend his sister’s wedding together in Toronto.

“I’m heading back to Toronto soon. As of now, I am busy trying to arrange a visa for Rakhi. My sister is getting married on August 16 and it would be really great if both of us would be there. It would be like twin celebration for my family, Elesh, who was the only NRI contestant on Rakhi’s ’swayamvar’, told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Last year Elesh set up an acting academy with his business partner in Kandivali, Mumbai. But soon Rakhi Ka Swayamvar came up and he decided to probe into the real Rakhi Sawant through the show.

Nothing was planned about coming on the show. I guess, I happened to be at the right place at the right time — that’s all. Everyone had an opinion about her and I wanted to find out who she really is, said Elesh, a Gujarati settled in Toronto.

So what did he find out?

“Rakhi aces all the categories that I ever wanted in my woman. She is simply genuine and I love that about her. When I saw her first, she looked stunning and gorgeous, he said.

Elesh, who was among 16 aspirants who came to court Rakhi on NDTV Imagine’s reality show, says it feels amazing to have been chosen as the ideal groom. But he wants to wait before he ties the nuptial knot with Rakhi.

“We have decided to spend sometime together off the camera and know each other better. We have gotten engaged as of now, but there’s still time before we get married,” he said.

And before the bride and groom do that, they need to brush up their English and Hindi language skills respectively. While Elesh manages to speak broken Hindi and a bit of Gujarati, Rakhi doesn’t have a good grip on English.

Won’t communicating be a problem?

“I can understand a bit of Hindi. And I mix up the vocabulary a bit, besides stumbling upon certain words, I’ll get a hang of it soon. As far as Rakhi is concerned, I can help her with her English — she can help me with Hindi — and it would be a team effort. Together, I think we would make a good ‘Team Toronto’, he quipped.

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