Rahul Mahajan, son of the late BJP leader, Pramod Mahajan has a new fan following - women inmates of the Central Jail here - with nine of them wanting to participate in the TV show Rahul Dulhania Le Jaayega.
The show where 33-year-old Mahajan, will choose a life partner has already received 16,755 entries.
The nine aspirants, from a 18-year-old undertrial to a 32-year-old convicted in a drug case, have already started preparing for the event and their inspiration is none other than their erstwhile jail-mate, actress Monica Bedi.
Mahajan who had grabbed headlines with his arrest for drug possession as well as a messy divorce, had turned to reality TV with the show Big Boss 2.
"These nine prisoners, including convicts and undertrials, have moved applications, seeking permission to participate in the TV ’Swayamvar’ of Rahul, son of BJP leader Pramod Mahajan," said Bhopal Central Jail Superintendent P D Somkunwar.
He has sent the applications to the Jail Headquarters, adding that the pleas of undertrials will be decided by the court while that of convicts will be looked into by the Headquarters, Somkunwar said.
"These women are very much interested to take part in the TV show and after moving applications they have started wearing lipsticks and dressing up, much to the surprise of other inmates," Somkunwar said.
"I am not opposed to the aspirations of these women and wants to see them happy. Even they are human beings and
have all the rights to be happy," Somkunwar said.
The aspiring brides include, Preeti (32) - a convict in NDPS case, Bhagwati (18) - an undertrial in a dowry case, Seema (25) - convict in a murder case and Sunita (30) - an undertrial in a drug case, an official said.
The women are of the opinion that they will be the perfect match for Mahajan, who too has served jail time for drug possession and consumption.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Additional Inspector General of Jail, A Khare has said that these women will not be granted permission to take part in the TV show as it goes against the rules.(PTI)