Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayega
This is what the latest reality show is called. All this while I was under the impression that its called ‘Rahul Dulhaniya Le Jayenge‘. Well if you know a bit of Hindi, you might know the difference between jayega and jayenge. And for someone like Rahul, jayega is more suitable. What say?
The show is also being called RDLJ in the promos (remember DDLJ).
Rahul Mahajan is on the hunt for a bride. A lot of women must have exclaimed bhago! bachao! beware! But ultimately 15 gorgeous(!) women succumbed to his charm(!) and are out to woo him.
So, Swayamvar Season 2 has a makeup-clad-cockroach in search for his dulhan. The show somehow couldn’t be called Rahul ka Swayamvadhu. So they came up with something more cheesier. Inspired by our very own DDLJ.
Rakhi Sawant’s Swayamvar ended in high drama. Forgive Miss Sawant. She must have thought that Swayamvar = Garland exchange. She must not have seen mythological serials with apt attention. Additionally she exchanged rings. So for agreeing to have her Swayamvar she got a lot of moolah, a hell lot of publicity and a free Dulha. The Dulha which was not to be. She the put him in a suitcase and carried him to another reality show – Pati pani aur Woh. And made more moolah. The would-be groom Elesh Parujanwala went back to Toronto thereafter with a bleeding heart. NRI -Rakhi’s favorite word then is certainly not her favorite word now.
So after the shaadi that turned out to be a mere engagement, NDTV Imagine decided to be more cautious. So we have Rahul Mahajan dressed in finery muttering ‘Yeh swayamvar nahin shaadi hai’ every now and then. Obviously it can’t be Swayamvar dude! Had it been so, it would have been under Section 377.
Rahul further goes on to say things like ‘I will stay married for the rest of my life’. Well said Mr. Mahajan! Kripaya kijiye aur yeh bataiye – With how many women? Are you planning to choose just one out of these 15 girls or are you planning to marry all of them? What about Payal Rohatgi? What about Monica Bedi? What about all the raas-leela that ensued in the Bigg Boss house?
What is Shweta’s (his ex-wife) take on this entire drama? She must be cursing the day she married him and the ten years she was smitten by him.
Would the prospective brides still want to marry him after knowing about his past – the reasons behind his divorce, ill-treating his wife, abusing her… And even the drugs issue…
The first look of the show has all these girls dressed as regional brides – some as maharashtrian brides, some as bengali brides and so on. Some of the girls have cheesy names as well. You will also get to see the cockroach himself dressed as a Dulha responding with full vigor to flirtations. Reciting cheesier dialogues – well rehearsed must say, with atypical neck movements.
Will we also get to hear his donkey-laugh in every episode?