In a country dominated by Bollywood and larger than life love stories, you’d expect Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa have something similar. After all, the couple has been together for eight years. Yet, when Patralekhaa first saw Rajkummar on screen in the Dibakar Banerjee-directed Love Sex Aur Dhoka, she thought he was some sort of a weirdo. Speaking to Humans of Bombay, Patralekhaa narrated about her relationship with Rajkummar, saying that her perception of him was tarnished after watching LSD.
"I thought that the weird guy he played in the film, was actually what he was like. My perception of him was already tarnished," she said. Rajkummar however, had a completely opposite reaction when he first saw Patralekhaa. He first saw her in a commercial. "He told me later, that he had first seen me in an ad and thought, 'I'm going to marry her.' It was so ironic!" the actress quipped. Patralekhaa gradually moved on to mention how the couple ended up to be in a relationship.
“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!” she said. The then-good friends talked about work and their love for cinema and their 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,” she said, adding that Rajkummar would often go out of his way for her. Cute, isn’t it?