Love stories are my favourite kind of stories. There’s something about them that warms the heart and brings a smile on my face. I’m sure you all will agree with me here. So when I read Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa‘s story on Humans Of Bombay, I fell in love with it. “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,” Patralekhaa shared.
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#Repost @officialhumansofbombay with @get_repost ・・・ “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! Once we began working together–it was magic. The kind of passion he had was powerful & I couldn’t respect him any more than I 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 favorite bag–it was so expensive! 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.” __ HoB with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga bring you unexpected & heartwarming love stories which show that love is love & the world would be a better place if we #LetLoveBe
They have stood by each other, rock solid, through professional and personal ups and downs. More than eight years from the day they fell in love, these two actors have come a really long way.
So when I met Rajkummar for an interview a while back, there was no way I wouldn’t mention his love story in our conversation. When asked how much importance Patralekhaa hold in his life and if she’s his pillar of strength, he said, “Absolutely, she has been my pillar of support for the last 8 years. She is the most important person in my life. She is my family, my best friend, my lover, my soul mate, whatever else you can call it. Of course, there have been ups and downs, with a bit of stress and everything, but that is what partnership is that you stand by your partner.”
Not right now. We are happy where we are right now. We are thoroughly enjoying the phase. When it has to happen it will happen.
They keep my faith in love going. Also, Rajkummar and Patralekhaa, we love you guys!