12,515 hopefuls have already sent in their profiles in the hope that they will win Rakhi"s heart and walk away with her hand in marriage. From businessmen to models and from NRI"s to doctors, and engineers, these prospective grooms come from all walks of life. Delhi tops the list with 2,465 entries where Mumbai stands second with 1,980 entries and Lucknow is in the same league with 1,830 entries. The calls, sms"s and emails are still flowing from the cities like Nagpur, Indore, Patna, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ahmedabad. Most entries are in the broad age group of 18 to over 35.
A 18 years old Ramesh from Patna thinks that he can fulfill the need of love and affection that Rakhi is looking for and hence he is the perfect match for her. 25 years old Sanjay a bachelor from Mumbai really appreciates Rakhi"s bindass attitude and is looking forward to be short listed because he thinks that he is mature enough to support and guide her in every aspect of life.
Reacting to the overwhelming response to her swayamvar, a super-excited Rakhi said, “I want to thank everybody for their continued support of me. This huge response has proved to everybody that my swayamvar and shaadi is not a joke. My only wish is to find a person who will always be my support system and will respect me for what I am. I"m so glad that my family at NDTV Imagine is with me through this entire journey and taking so much of care of me and my wishes."
Adds Shailaja Kejriwal, EVP Content NDTV Imagine said, “The response is has been very good. We have entries from all over the country and with so many prospective grooms on hand, it would help us find the right match for Rakhi" The last date of registration is 5th of May after which 15 prospective grooms will be short listed to take part in Rakhi Ka Swayamvar.
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