Rahul to find life partner on TV show like Rakhi Sawant
After Rakhi Sawant, it's Rahul Mahajan's turn to have a television swayamvar . The man who courted controversies before becoming the star of reality show Bigg Boss 2 last year will hunt for a suitable bride on NDTV Imagine's upcoming show Rahul Ki Swayamvadhu.
"The format of the show will be the same as that of Rakhi Ka Swayamvar . Registration of female aspirants will officially begin from September 23 and the show will go on air in the beginning of next year," says a channel source.
When the channel floated the idea of a male celebrity going bride hunting on reality TV, two names were considered - Mahajan's and Bhangra popper Mika's. Finally, the channel decided on Mahajan.
"Rahul Mahajan has emerged as an interesting person. His tryst with 20 girls in the context of marriage will be interesting," reasons the source.
NDTV Imagine has a lot at stake on Rahul Ki Swayamvadhu, since Rakhi Ka Swayamvar garnered maximum TRPs for the channel since it was launched three years ago.
The Swayamvadhu show has already started attracting participants.
"Inquiries have started to flow in from across the world. Many NRI girls are trying to get into the show, too," adds the source.
There is a buzz that Mahajan's Bigg Boss 2 co-contestant Monica Bedi could be a contender. The channel has refused to confirm the news.
The final episode of Rakhi Ka Swayamvar had received a TRP of 10.1, which is among the highest in recent times.
Rahul, son of slain BJP leader Pramod Mahajan, has hit headlines in the past over charges of drug abuse and a stormy marriage and divorce with pilot Shweta Singh.