Bollywood and culture in an emerging India
As India heads into wedding season, yet another celebrity is hoping to get hitched — with millions of people watching on prime-time television.
Rahul Mahajan follows in the footsteps of Bollywood starlet Rakhi Sawant and will choose a life partner from among 16 candidates in a reality TV show.
Mahajan features in the second season of ‘Swayamvar’, which made a much-publicised debut earlier this year with Sawant being wooed by 16 men from varied backgrounds, each trying to portray himself as the perfect bridegroom.
Sawant did choose a winner but didn’t marry him at the end of the series, insisting she wanted to know him better.
Of course, being the coward that I am (when it comes to horror films), I declined the offer. Being richer by one thousand rupees wasn’t worth putting myself through such an ordeal.