During the making of his superhit film, Tridev, Rajiv fell in love with one of the actresses of the movie, Sonam. The fire ignited on both the sides and before the film could even get released, the two were married - the marriage was one of the most talked about marriages in town - for Sonam was considered one of the 'hottest' and 'sexiest' actresses of her times. She left filmdom after marriage but there were nosey people who thought the marriage would not last for the age difference was a huge one - Rajiv is seventeen years elder to Sonam. But they have quitened everyone by remaining together in all ups and downs of life.
Talking of downs, this ace director saw the most deadly down of his life when he was attacked by some underworld attacks. Luckily, he escaped this murderous attempt on his life almost three years ago and left the country and its people. He decided to remain underground for a while but how can a director of his calibre remain anonymous for so long.
Rajiv has at last come out of his self imposed exile. The maker of slick blockbusters like Yudh, Tridev, Vishwatma, Mohra and Gupt is back after facing a period of introspection. His next project Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat will be released anytime now. Shot entirely on European locations, the cast boasts of Sunil Shetty, Arjun Rampal (when Akshay Kumar couldn't give bulk dates), Aftab Shivdasani (ditto Bobby Deol), Keerti Reddy (ditto Aishwarya rai, Kareena Kapoor). This is the first Hindi film in recent times to have 'sync sound' (where no dubbing is required). The film sure looks to be a comeback film for this mega buck director.