Rakhi Sawant Weds Elesh Parujanwala on India's Rakhi Ka Swayamvar
Outspoken Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant married Elesh Parujanwala in a simple ring ceremony.
Sawant said both of them wanted some time to plan the actual wedding. This is the first time in the history of Indian television that a known celebrity chose her partner from 16 candidates on a televised reality show - Rakhi Ka Swayamvar.
The show took NDTV Imagine to new heights. The three finalists were Elesh, Manas, Chittiz and Elesh got 78% of the popular vote.
Legal Hurdles in Televising Rakhi Ka Swayamvar
There were a few legal hurdles, but in the end the final selection will televise across the nation. Samir Nair, CEO of NDTV Imagine, says that the police complaint filed against Rakhi Sawant and five others linked to the reality show Rakhi Ka Swayamvar for infringement of copyright won't affect the elecast of the wedding on Sunday.
"We're telecasting the marriage deferred-live (minutes after actual shooting) and we don't anticipate any trouble. This guy from Jaipur [Gaurav Tiwari] filed a case against us in a district court. They passed an order against him. Then he moved to the high court. His case was dismissed from there," Nair said.
Sawant and Parujanwala Met Earlier
Parujanwala said it helped that the two had known each other prior to the show.
I was setting up a new business with a friend in Mumbai for which I have to live in Mumbai for six months in a year. I knew Rakhi before I participated in the show... and that helped. And most importantly, I feel I’m mentally and physically ready to get married.