Delnaaz Irani: Percy Has Given Me Everything That Rajev Could Not

There is light at the end of every tunnel. Popular TV star Delnaaz Irani experienced this firsthand when she (literally) opened the doors of her house to a part-time priest and DJ Percy Karkaria. Tonight, she rubs shoulders with him on TV in a new show Power Couple. Read on for her interview where she talks about Percy who is 10 years younger than her, her ex-husband Rajev Paul, and her plans ahead.

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Delnaaz Irani: Percy Has Given Me Everything That Rajev Could Not
There is light at the end of every tunnel. Popular TV star Delnaaz Irani experienced this firsthand when she (literally) opened the doors of her house to a part-time priest and DJ Percy Karkaria. Tonight, she rubs shoulders with him on TV in a new show Power Couple. Read on for her interview where she talks about Percy who is 10 years younger than her, her ex-husband Rajev Paul, and her plans ahead. Percy joins in...

Delnaaz, how did your second innings in love begin?
I was going through a very low phase in my life. I had ended my marriage with Rajev (in 2010) and my father was critically ill. Percy walked into my life, and the rest, as they say, is history.

delnaaz irani and rajeev paul
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We want to know the history...
Percy: Our families knew each other a bit but we hadn't ever met. Once I dropped by to her house as per my mom's instructions, but thought that I had rung the wrong doorbell. I didn't know that I was out to meet the actress Delnaaz! I apologised and she closed the door on me. She too didn't know who I was. After confirming from her neighbours that I was at the right address, I rang the doorbell again.
Delnaaz: He is such a loving and caring man. He stood by me through my traumatic period and gave me strength to regain my confidence. We became very close friends.

Not lovers, Delnaaz?
(Laughs) Woh baad mein hua.

How did your friendship blossom into love?
When I was entering Bigg Boss (Season 6), Percy came up to me and said that he would like to spend the rest of his life with me.

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And you blushed and said 'Me too'?
No, in fact, I told him that my part of the brain which responds to love and attraction has gone dead after my marriage with Rajev went sour. So I went away to Bigg Boss telling him that I was not interested in having a relationship. But I started missing him there. I felt that I wanted him around me in the house.

Rajev came face-to-face with you again on Bigg Boss? Did that not hold you back from developing feelings for Percy?
Isn't that show all about playing up controversies and throwing together people who are not on the same page?

Why were Rajev and you not on the same page?
Why do you want me to dig out skeletons? It's all over between Rajev and I. He is a closed chapter for me. I am very happy with Percy, he has made me smile again.

Are you a Power Couple? I mean, can you pull off this show in your favour?
Delnaaz: Why not? Looking at us, people might feel otherwise. But see how we move ahead, Percy and I are on the same page.
Percy: I will put my best foot forward for Delnaaz.
Delnaaz: I remember Percy couldn't speak a single line on the first day of the shoot. Now, he is a such a changed personality. While his love and compassion remains intact, he has become super confident. I think this show was a blessing in disguise for him.

Has he given you everything that you missed in your life with Rajev?
Yes, he has.

delnaaz and percy
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There must have been some resistance from parents...
Percy: My mom was not too kicked about our togetherness. It took some time to convince her, but she is fine now.

What was her problem?

She didn't like the fact that Delnaaz is older than me. She didn't like the fact that Delnaaz is an actress, she had a notion that every celebrity lives in a make-believe world.

Everything looks sorted now. Are wedding bells in the offing?
Delnaaz: I don't know. I have become very superstitious about marriage.
Percy: I too have had a bad marriage, but I am looking forward to tying the knot with Delnaaz. Woh aaj kahe to main aaj bandh jaun.

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