I thought I’d be at the ‘Bigg Boss’ house only for a week because India didn’t know me or perhaps would disapprove of me.
Of course, I was petrified. But I thought I’d be at the ‘Bigg Boss’ house only for a week because India didn’t know me or perhaps would disapprove of me. But I ended up being there for a longer time.
The funny thing is I actually learnt to do a Bollywood dance just before I entered the ‘Bigg Boss’ house. I rehearsed for my opening dance and I was really nervous as I am a terrible dancer, but I performed alright. But the worst thing was that I had to say bye to Daniel. We have never been apart and I was super scared. I wanted to cry but I plastered a smile on my face.
BEING LOCKED UP
At the ‘Bigg Boss’ house, I was completely myself. I didn’t have any plan, nor did we (Daniel and I) device an image for me to project. The way I was in ‘Bigg Boss’, that’s the way I am in real life. And the audience loved me. I had entered as a wild card contestant, so I assumed it would take the audience time to warm up to me. But they liked me and I stayed on for seven weeks. I really enjoyed my stint in there. Of course, I loved interacting with Salman Khan. He was always very nice to me.
And through ‘Bigg Boss’ I bagged my debut film in Bollywood. What happened was that producerdirector Mahesh Bhatt came into the ‘Bigg Boss’ house and offered me a film which he said was being directed by his daughter Pooja. Since I didn’t know anything about Bollywood, I didn’t have a clue who he was - and I feel really bad now about that.