“CityLights” actress Patralekhaa doesn’t know about her future with her boyfriend and actor Rajkummar Rao, but says being together is enough for them. Today, Rajkumar celebrates his 35th birthday today, and on his special day we bring to you his love story with his beloved girlfriend Patralekhaa.
Earlier, Patralekhaa had opened up about his love story with Rajkumar. “I saw him for the first time on-screen when I watched LSD (‘Love Sex Aur Dhokha’). I thought that the weird guy he played in the film was actually what he was like. My perception of him was already tarnished. He told me later, that he had first seen me in an ad and thought, ‘I’m going to marry her’. It was so ironic,” Patralekhaa said while looking back at the time when she met him for the first time.
“And once we started working together, it was magic. The kind of passion he had was powerful. He would bring everyone along with him like a tornado. He made sure that not only him, but everyone did their best, and I couldn’t respect him any more than I did then,” she added.
Patralekhaa says they connected when they started talking about “work, our love for cinema, our passion”.
“I saw him through his struggles, never giving up. How could we not fall for each other? We wouldn’t officially go on dates, but we would go for long drives, movies, or even sit at home and eat our hearts out. We would even accompany each other for auditions — silently seeping in support. It’s all we needed – that understanding,” said the actress.
The best part, Patralekhaa says, is that Rajkummar makes her feel special.
“Isn’t that what a relationship needs? For two people to remind each other how grateful they are? He told me once that after I met his mom, she told him, ‘I have a feeling she’s the last one I’m meeting’. And she was right — we’ve been together for 8 years now. She says they are “equal”.