The year 2018 belonged to Rajkumar Rao, he not only did some amazing films but also bagged some really good projects with big names in the industry. His upcoming film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga with Sonam and Anil Kapoor is set to be released this year and we are already looking forward to it. But his journey till there wasn’t an easy one, he has seen the struggle and someone stood by him through the thick and thin. The whole industry knows Rajkumar is dating the gorgeous Patralekha. They are often seen together rolling around B-Town and getting clicked by the shutterbugs.
But no one knows how their story started and for that we can always trust Humans of Bombay. They are forever getting us some of the most heartwarming love stories ranging from the streets of Mumbai to the sets of the Film City. This one is a goodie! and makes us believe in love no matter what.
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“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 to have 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
This love story has the right blend of love, mutual respect, and friendship that one seeks in their relationship. They spoke about how their mutual passion for the movies got them closer to each other. How the idea of dates was never really fancied and all they wanted to do was spend time with each other, whether it meant going out for a drive or just staying home.
Supporting one another while they pursued their dreams simultaneously is another thing that Patralekhaa mentions in the interview with HoB. The phase where he struggled to create a space for himself in the industry made her fall in love with him even more and now they’ve been dating for 8 years now.
Their love is flawless and filled up with emotions, which totally reflects in the interview. Him not thinking and splurging on an expensive bag just because it was her favourite and her losing it somewhere in London and sobbing about it to him because of its emotional value in her life shows us that one needs to really thank their stars for deserving such kind of love in their lifetime.
Him supporting her and making her feel important is one thing every gentleman should do for their lady! We are truly moved with this love story and can’t wait to see what the future holds in place for these two lovebirds.