“Ratan doesn’t need my tips. Whatever makes my marriage work, need not apply to hers,” says Hiten Tejwani, who is finally anchoring the Swayamvar show’s third season that intends to find actor Ratan Rajput her Mr Right. “She’s here to wed. And she’s mentally prepared for the plunge. Her family and close friends have been visiting the sets officially and unofficially to help her.”
Ram Kapoor, the anchor for the last two seasons, often advised the other celebs-to-wed, Rakhi Sawant and Rahul Mahajan. Reason: he was the bride’s on-screen brother in the first season, and groom’s buddy in the second. “Honestly, I don’t want to influence Ratan’s thought process. I may feel a boy suits her well but she may not like him at all. It should be her decision to tie the knot with a man she feels is perfect,” reasons Hiten, who can’t wait to get back home to wife Gauri and his twins. “Ram did whatever he thought suited the host’s profile. I’m doing what I think is right.”
SOL Productions’ units have been stationed in Jaipur for the show’s month long schedule that wraps up this weekend with top three suitors for the TV star, after which she will be meeting their families. “It’s been a hot schedule, quite literally,” Hiten laughs. “I was supposed to anchor the previous seasons too but the dates didn’t work out. This time they did. My job doesn’t end once I’m back in the city. It ends the day Ratan garlands her groom.” Ratan Ka Rishta could take the 8 pm slot, as against the 9 pm slot so far and a few prime time dailies may get axed.