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Raj and Kgothalo are in love again but is it the right thing to do?

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Busi­ness­man Rajesh (Jack Dev­narain) is let­ting his in­ner Cupid take over now that his busi­ness-school lover Kgothalo (Katlego Danke) is seem­ingly sin­gle again af­ter her hubby Tyson (Shona Fer­gu­son) left in Feb this year. And from Tues­day 2 May, it looks like Kgothalo’s ready for Rajesh again…

MAK­ING MOVES

“Kgothalo needed to be rid of Tyson as he al­ways brought her a sense of un­cer­tainty. Now that he’s left, she finds her­self in a safe space with Raj and he likes it too,” says Jack. On Tues­day 2 May, they meet up and their rem­i­nisc­ing about their years study­ing is like drop­ping a flame on petrol. But while their ro­mance is ready for ig­ni­tion, Jack adds that “their re­con­nec­tion is ten­ta­tive be­cause Tyson’s pres­ence is still lin­ger­ing in The Deep, which frus­trates Raj. There’s this sex­ual ten­sion but nei­ther are forc­ing any­thing”.

TAKE IT SLOW

That doesn’t mean Kgothalo is ready to just jump into bed with her suitor. De­spite her rocky mar­riage to Tyson, they’re still hus­band and wife and they also have kids [who’re not seen on­screen]. When Kgothalo ex­plains her po­si­tion to Raj on Wed­nes­day 3 May, Jack says that his char­ac­ter is clearly up­set but “Raj is aware of Kgothalo’s com­mit­ment pho­bia. She wants to of­fer him some­thing spe­cial but she makes it clear that she is not ready for a full-blown re­la­tion­ship”. That doesn’t mean it’s over – Raj is a busi­ness­man and tac­ti­cian and for the time be­ing, he’s okay with just spend­ing time with Kgothalo. “Ev­ery­thing they talk about has a ref­er­ence to their past. They gave each other pet names and they shared a num­ber of com­mon in­ter­ests. When Raj talks to Kgothalo, it’s like he is com­ing home to fa­mil­iar face,” ex­plains the ac­tor.

HOUSE RULES

And that’s lit­er­ally what hap­pens on Thurs­day 4 May – Kgothalo moves in with Raj when The Dun­can, where she was stay­ing, comes un­der at­tack. “The ho­tel is de­clared un­safe so she moves in with Raj un­til things blow- over,” adds Jack. The sud­den liv­ing ar­range­ments aren’t ideal though be­cause “it feels like Raj and Kgothalo are now forced into each other’s com­pany”. In­stead of bring­ing each other closer, they’re now fur­ther apart and pos­si­bly on the verge of de­stroy­ing their re­la­tion­ship, ex­plains Jack. “Raj tries to stay pos­i­tive about the sit­u­a­tion with Kgothalo be­ing in his space but it feels like he’s swim­ming around a fish­bowl.”

While Tyson’s away… … the lovey-dovey mice will play.

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