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Be it pursuing our hobbies and indulging into painting, learning musical instruments; binging into your favourite series and movies on OTT platforms, working out at home or cooking and gorging on yummilicious food, COVID-19 quarantine has made some of us think of different options to pass our time during the self-isolation phase. While some of us have to work from home or travel to work, some are fortunate to get quality time at home with family. B-town celebrities too, have found ways to keep themselves occupied at home. (Also Read: Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone's Home Quarantine Is All About Gym, Nutella, Piano and Love)
CityLights co-stars, Patralekhaa and Raj Kummar Rao have redefined the word 'relationship goals' for us. From what started off with a thought, ‘I'm going to marry her' to a relationship of nine years, Patralekhaa and Raj are quintessential exemplars of ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Being in a relationship for more than 8-9 years, Patralekhaa and Raj are always targeted with questions about their marriage plans by the media, despite them refuting the same time and again.
During the COVID-19 quarantine, Patralekhaa and Raj Kummar Rao are showing off their culinary skills. In Raj’s first Insta story, he and filmmaker, Viveck Daaschaudhary can be seen chopping off vegetables as he wrote, “The first step of cooking. Chopping vegetables. And if it is onions, you can wear glasses too” atop it. The next story is of the final dish prepared by Raj and his co-chef, Patralekhaa. He wrote, “The food is ready! Chana masala, moong ki dal and quinoa. Co-chef: Patralekhaa” atop it.
Last year in June, Patralekhaa and Raj Kummar Rao were vacationing in London and had recreated the most iconic romantic scene from Bollywood. Recreating Raj and Simran’s train scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Raj had captioned the video as “Things we do in London. #FunModeOn. When we recreate one of our fav scenes from one of our fav films. #DDLJ. @patralekhaa as #Simran, Raj as #Raj and Raj as #Bauji. Cinematography by @viveck_daaschaudhary.” (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Shares An Unseen Picture With Saif Ali Khan From Italy As She Prays For Them)
On Valentine’s Day 2020, Raj Kummar Rao had penned one of the most thought-out and genuine letters for his ladylove, Patralekhaa, wherein he had talked about how phrases, ‘settling down’ and ‘better half’ tie us down and the grand gestures aren’t the only way to proclaim love. While Raj had captioned the letter as “Happy Valentine’s Day @patralekhaa #greatertogether”, Patralekhaa had written, “Thank you for this Rk. Happy Valentine's Day. #Greatertogether.”
Raj Kummar Rao had featured on the 15th episode of Koffee With Karan season 6 and had unravelled many stories about his personal life and relationship with Patralekhaa. The host of the show, Karan Johar started off his conversation with Raj on the show saying, “You’ve been in a relationship for eight or nine years and you’re one of the few actors who’s come out in the open with girlfriend, Patralekhaa, who is also an actor. There are lots of images of both of you together like sweetheart couple, great, all happy, why aren’t you getting married? And it’s been nine years!”
To which, Raj Kummar Rao had replied, “I still feel like a kid, honestly. Mentally I’m not ready to get married. We’re in a very happy relationship and we’re very happy about it. And our parents are not complaining. So, I think there’s no pressure to get married. And we both honestly are focusing on our respective careers. Not like we don’t believe in the institution but right now, we don’t feel is the right time.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Admits Listening To Wife, Mira Rajput Kapoor Has Changed His Life And Defines Soulmate)
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If there's one actor who, who is able to tap into the hearts of millions of cinema buffs around the country, because of his acting talent, it has to be Raj Kummar Rao. Little did anyone know back in 2009, when he had made his debut with the critically acclaimed film, LoveRead More