It's destiny!! When Rumpa Roy participated in Star Plus' Perfect Bride, she must have never in her wildest dreams imagined that she would indeed get married by the end of the show. The Big Fight in the Finale between viewers' favorite, Priyanka Sharma and Rumpa Roy did really raise the bar for the channel, as the Finale episode fetched a TVR of 3.0
When co-contestants, Priyanka Sharma and Pooja Tandon were being voted as the 'Bride of the Week' week after week, when except for Gaurav Narang, no boy was interested in looking at Rumpa, the girl made the 'impossible' possible. . Yes, Hitesh Chauhan did kiss her feet in one of the earlier tasks, but soon his focus shifted to the light-eyed Pooja. He began winning tasks for her, taking her out on dates to the Gulabi Mahal even as Rumpa nursed a broken heart, after Gaurav had been eliminated by Priyanka -- and a grudge against Priyanka.
Luckily for her, Rumpa got saved once from bidaai and she bid her time doing time-pass and bitching about other contestants even as the Priyanka-Rajbir and Pooja-Hitesh love stories blossomed.
When Pooja dropped a bomb on Hitesh and his gregarious mum, Sudeshnarani, that she didn't "feel love" for Hitesh, things did change!!. While Hitesh and his mother felt bad for being taken for a ride, the outspoken bte ki maa didn't waste any time and shifted her focus on the other remaining worthy 'bride to be' -- Rumpa Roy.
Fortunately for her, her son too saw sense in his mother's wish to get Rumpa home; so after weeping for Pooja for a couple of days, he began looking at Rumpa with renewed interest. Pooja's eventual elimination at the hands of Sudeshnarani made things easier for all the parties concerned as Rumpa came back into the game even as competition fell by the wayside. The Rajbir-Priyanka romance too had lost its steam, with Rajbir's adamant father proving to be the proverbial thorn in the flesh.
If Rumpa Roy became the Perfect Bride, then the credit solely goes to Hitesh's mother, her positive attitude and steely determination to bring home the bride at any cost. For that if she had to decimate the competition, she did, for that if she had to prove one-up on Rumpa's aggressive mother, she did, for that if she had to ensure she was playing a fair game and announcing it time and again on camera, she did and so behind every successful man (read Hitesh) there stands a woman and that's his mother, Sudeshnarani Chauhan. Her command became the wish of her son, her husband (who confessed of having no say in "Rani's decision, we are happy with whatever she has decided") and of course Rumpa, who seemed to be so thrilled to become Hitesh's bride that she didn't mind picking a fight with her own mother, she didn't mind giving up "maach" for her would-be husband and his outspoken, outgoing mother without who success wouldn't have been possible and sweeter! So if Rumpa has become the bride, she has a lot to thank her mother in law for.
Reporter and Author: Kshama Rao