Year 2018 has been all about love in Bollywood, from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra to Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tying the knot. It seems like 2019 will be no different. In a recent interview with Humans Of Bombay, actress Patralekhaa shared her love story with boyfriend Rajkummar Rao.
The two have been together for eight years now and once you read what she had to say, you'll completely be in awe of their love, respect and mutual admiration for each other. From meeting his mother to the first perception they had of each other, the actress spoke at length about how their love and affection has evolved over the years.
Both the actors reposted the Instagram post with its original caption that said,
"I saw him for the first time in LSD. I thought the weird guy he played was actually what he was like. My perception of him was tarnished! He told me later, that he first saw me in an ad & thought, ‘I’m going to marry her.’ It was so ironic!"
The two shared screen space in the 2014 film, Citylights and that's when their romance peaked. Patralekhaa went on to say that his passion towards acting is what makes him seem so powerful and she has never respected him more than she did then.
"We spoke about our work, love for cinema, passions… I saw him through his struggles, never giving up. How could we not fall for each other? We didn’t officially go on dates, but we’d go for drives, movies, or just sit at home. We accompanied each other for auditions, just for support. All we needed was that understanding.
He’d often go out of his way for me. Once he was late to see me, so he ran all the way from the airport to Juhu! Not only that, but when we weren’t earning much, he gifted me my favourite bag–it was so expensive!" the actress recalled.
However, the bag seems to have gotten stolen and it broke her heart! Patralekhaa shared the incident saying, "Years later, someone stole it in London! I called him sobbing–for me, it was about the memories. He’d bought it for me when he didn’t have much. Later, at our hotel, the exact same bag was waiting for me. These little things make me realise how lucky I am for him. And the best part is, he always says he’s the lucky one. Isn’t that what a relationship needs? To remind each other how grateful we are?
He told me once that after I met his mom, she said, ‘I have a feeling she’s the last one I’m meeting.’ She was right–we’ve been together for 8 years.
We’re equals–when an article said, ‘Rajkumar with his girlfriend, Patralekhaa’, he retweeted, ‘Patralekhaa with her boyfriend Rajkumar.’ I can tell you this, when you find the one–through the fights, hurdles & chaos, you should never forget to let them know you love them. It doesn’t have to be with expensive gifts & dates–it can simply be with the way you hold them while they need it & when they don’t. For us, we don’t know what the future holds, but this, being together, is enough."
Isn't that heartwarming? We can't wait to see them do a movie together, let's hope it happens soon!
Rajkummar will next be seen sharing screen space with Sonam Kapoor in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, a movie based on the LGBTQ community and the challenges they face in India, set to release on February 1, 2019.
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