Posted: 12 July 2009 at 1:09am | IP Logged
Rajeev Khandelwal is not single!
heartthrob Rajeev Khandelwal, who wowed critics and audiences in "Aamir", has a
new woman in his life and says he would love to
father a baby girl whenever he
settles down in life.
"I love families and kids. I would
love to be a father and carry my daughter
on my shoulders when I go for work. I
love baby girls," Rajeev, who is returning to the small screen as a reality show
Currently he is doing his bit to fulfil his desire by
sponsoring a girl child.
"If given a choice, I would love
to adopt a
girl. But it's a great feeling to even sponsor and support a girl child - it's
as good as being a father to her," he said in the interview.
who was earlier in a relationship with actress
Aamna Shariff, his co-star on hit
daily soap "Kahiin Toh Hoga", admits that he now has someone special in his
"Yes, I am seeing someone right now. But she is not from the
industry," he said, refusing to reveal her name.
stressed that marriage was not on the cards for him any time soon.
"I've always intended to settle down with every girl I have dated in
my life. But I have left it (marriage) on life. Whenever life pushes me into
that direction, I will do it," he said.
Rajeev said he decided to
make a comeback on the small screen to host STAR Plus
' new reality show "Sach Ka
Saamna" because it dealt with emotions of everyday life and presented people who
could own up to the truth fearlessly.
"Sach Ka Saamna", the Indian
version of internationally known show "Moment of Truth", will reward contestants
for their courage to speak the truth about their personal lives on national
television. The format and the content of the show is what drew Rajeev to the
"I could relate to the questions asked in the show. They are
somewhere related to every person's life. That was one reason I agreed to the
show besides the fact that it applauds those who can own up to the truth not
fearing the consequences," he said.
While the show will air
Monday-Friday at 10.30 p.m. starting July 15, Rajeev has a few Bollywood
projects lined up too - British filmmaker John Owen's "Peter Gaya Kaam Se" and
Saurabh Narang's "Return Gift".
Rajeev had won the hearts of many
women during his first stint on TV and the list only got longer after he entered
Bollywood. The actor says he absolutely loves
the adulation he receives from his
female fans, though it is "difficult to stay grounded" at all times.
"There are lots of women who make me feel special. But I have always
known it's not for me but for the characters I play. It's not that I'm a great
looker, a great speaker or a great actor - but somehow I'm told that you are
liked by the fairer sex and it gives me joy.
"I love it when any
woman looks at me, smiles and I know it is genuine. It feels good. Imagine 10
women looking at you when you go in the lift - it becomes very difficult for me
to stay grounded in such situations," Rajeev said.
In fact his fans
have given him so much love by way of gifts that the actor didn't have to buy a
object to decorate his living room.
"My house is loaded. My
living room has been done up by my fans. It's like an Archies Gallery - full of
teddy bears, souvenirs and statues of gods. Though I don't believe in god, my
house has about 85 statues of Ganesha. People have been extremely kind to me,"