“We’re giving each other space. We have to focus on our careers completely at this point of time,” says the television heart-throb Eijaz Khan who has been dating the gorgeous Italian soprano singer Natalie Di Luccio for more than three years now.
When SpotboyE asked Eijaz about the rumours circulating that they had broken up, he stated, “That’s not true. Such rumours are unfair to both of us.” And added, “It’s true that we were thinking of getting married on last year. After talking things over, we both decided not to rush matters. Natalie’s singing career is rocking, and I’ve just completed my commitments to TV serials.”
Currently, Eijaz and Natalie are living separately. He in Khar, she in Andheri.
Eijaz has amassed a loyal fan following, thanks to several TV serials over the years from Kahiin To Hoga and Laut Aao Trisha to Punar Vivah, to mention only three. He has also been seen in feature films, including pivotal parts in the Tanu Weds Manu series.
Is he planning to switch over to films full-time? “Who wouldn’t like to?” Eijaz replies. “But that doesn’t mean I have to downplay the TV medium. At present, I have been offered a part in a recently launched, high-profile series. My gut instinct tells me to do it.”
Meanwhile Natalie, from an Italian family which moved to Toronto, is on the ascent as a playback singer in Hindi films like Chennai Express, and has been crooning for southern cinema as well. She has sung with Sonu Nigam, besides recording songs composed by A R Rahman, including a composition for Majid Majidi’s widely-discussed Muhammad: The Messenger of God.
“Touch wood, all’s going well,” Eijaz concluded. “It was essential for both of us to take a joint decision about prioritising our careers. So, I would say that this is a period of adjustment. I would request you to please not pay any heed to rumours because idle talk can only come in the way of my love for Natalie. Both of us are in a good, career-centric zone right now. And when we take it to the next level, that’ll be the happiest day of my life,” he signed off.