Throwback to when Raj Kundra opened up being a self-made man, says ‘I hated poverty so much that I wanted to become rich’

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Published by Swathy S on 22 Jul 2021

Businessman Raj Kundra has been lately in news as he had been arrested on charges of pornography-related case. He had been sent to judicial custody till July 23. Raj Kundra once spoke up being a self-made man in an interview with Filmfare in 2013.

Raj spoke about how he made it into the business world on his own. He said “I come from a humble background. My dad moved to London 45 years ago and worked as a bus conductor whereas my mother worked in a factory. We never had it easy. I’m a self-made man since I left college at the age of 18. Whenever Shilpa checks me for spending carelessly, I tell her I have no qualms about enjoying the money I have made. My anger pushed me. I hated poverty so much that I wanted to become rich. And I did make a difference in my life. Shilpa respected me for that as she’s self-made too”.

Raj also told how he fell in love with his wife Shilpa Shetty. He told “Everybody sees Shilpa as a sex symbol, a glamorous queen. But I get to see the real person”. He continued that he first met her when she was with her mother in a hotel and understood her homeliness as it was obvious that she was cultured and has good values.

He continued “It was love at first sight. From the moment I saw her, I knew I’d love her to be my life partner. What makes her different from other actors is that she doesn’t come with the baggage of being a celebrity. That impresses me the most”.

“I took her home to meet my parents and she was extremely warm. She touched their feet. I respect that. It was then that I thought this girl could be my wife. My friends were supportive of the idea. I knew my dad would be hesitant about me marrying a glamour girl, there’s always a pre-conceived notion about them. But she was so different”, he added.

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