For the first time in Indian Television History, Bollywood film actor and Item Girl Rakhi Sawant chose her life partner in the form of Toronto based businessman Elesh Parujanwala, during a reality TV Show 'Rakhi ka Swayamvar', which was telecast live on NDTV Imagine channel on Sunday, August 02 and went on for 26 episodes. The event was held at the Hotel Leela Kampinsky.
There were 3 finalists among the 16 contestants - 22 years Manas Katyal and businessman Chhitiz Jain, both from New Delhi and Elesh Parujanwala from Toronto.
Rakhi was dressed up in red and gold lehenga choli designed by Neeta Lulla and kundan jewellery designed by Farah Ali Khan, and was looking just like a fairy tale queen. Whereas the to be grooms were dressed in traditional sherwanis and turbans for their big day.
Both Rakhi and Elesh were too much excited after the engagement. Rakhi said 'I have been watching Elesh from day one. On and off the camera, he has been the same and has really taken care of me. He is everything I was looking for and I am glad to have found him on the Swayamvar. She further added, 'Today is our engagement. I am ready to get married now, but we need to understand each other better off camera. We will soon get married in front of all of you in keeping with all our traditions,'.
Elesh also told that they will look for an auspicious day and will get married later.