Give him any role and he for sure will create something amazing out of it. Rajkummar Rao, as an actor, has the magical ability to turn every role into gold, but if there is one role in which he has impressed us the most, it his real-life role of being Patralekha’s boyfriend.
Not only has the couple never shied away from accepting their relationship, but in the world of fragile celeb relationships, they have been going steady for about 8 years now and looks equally in love with each as they were 8 years back, redefining ‘relationship goals’ for us.
The couple shared their relationship story and gave candid details how their 8 year old relationship is still going very strong. “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 realize how lucky I am for 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.”
The couple worked together in ‘Citylights’ which was debut movie of Patralekhaa. Rajkummar is currently looking forward to the release of his movie ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’ which is releasing next month. The next time you wonder if true love will ever coming knocking your way, well, trust your stars and read this story again.