Rakhi Sawant’s heart bleeds for the under-privileged. In a chat with TWF correspondent Vickey Lalwani, Rakhi talks about her traumatic childhood, her boyfriend and lots moreHow did you think of donating computers?
I have earned some money in life. Now, I want to do some charity. So, I gave away four computers to a municipal school- Gyan Sagar Vidyamandir- which is near to my house in Oshiwara.Also, I made sure that they would be using it for the student fraternity and not for their personal use. I took a letter from the school declaring that. Only then, I called for the computers and went with Lion Governor Raju Mavani to the school to give them away.Why computers per se? You wanted to donate some computers in jails too but weren't allowed...Yeah. Today, I see the whole world working on computrs. Not that my job requires to work on computers, but the tragic fact is that I don't know anything about computers except that I can check my mail.
Main nahin chahti ki koi bhi bache ki mere jaise halat ho. I see that the municipal schools are still devoid of computers and I want to rectify the situation to whatever extent I can. I want computers to reach all municipal schools.
But how did your attention focus on municipal schools?
I have studied in a municipal school and have seen many hardships in life. My father could not support us. I was often thrown out from those schools.
Why didn't your father support you?
He was in police and not at a senior post then. Plus, he shirked responsibility.
Why were you thrown out from schools?
My mother used to cook up sad tales that I don't have a father who can pay my fees, and get me admitted. We used to stay in a chawl. Somehow, every time, the schools used to learn the truth and sack me. I changed many schools and somehow completed my tenth standard.
Today, your father is staying with his first wife (Rakhi's mom is Mr Sawant's second wife)?
I don't want to comment on that.
I miss my father. When I am alone, I often cry. You have not seen that side of Rakhi Sawant and neither you will. I will bravely fight all the odds in my life.
How are your relations with your mother now?
Just because I want to stay separately, does not mean that I don't care for my mother. Today, she is unwell. She has been operated for stones in stomach. I am paying the medical expenses which are billing to approximately Rs 80,000.
Your mom doesn't like your boyfriend Abhishek, but there’s a buzz that you’ve tied the knot.
Are you crazy? Why should I marry now? It will affect my position in the industry.
That’s probably why you’re hiding it.
I swear on Ganpati baba. I swear on my career. I have not married Abhishek yet. I would definitely like to marry him, but after five years.
Why so long?
I want to go further in my career. Plus, I want Abhishek to settle down in life. How long can I continue earning? A girl has a limited span in this industry, so it’s essential that my man becomes independent and successful.
A film glossy has claimed the marriage happened on May 21?
That publication simply wants to create a sensation.
Sources say he is after your money?
I don’t think so. We truly love each other. However, if he does have bad intentions, God won’t spare him.
What does he want to do in life?
He wants to be an actor. To begin with, he will be with me in a big dance show. I can’t spill the details, but I can tell you it’s a very big show. Abhishek and I will make an official announcement in this regard in the next 30 days.