LIVIN’ IT UP!
The actress, who recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles, believes she’s a renewed soul, owing to her travel escapades.“I love travelling because you experience different things. I like having my senses invaded with lots of different influences. I learnt a new form of dancing and did different kinds of workouts because I love working out. I ate good food, went out with friends and shopped like crazy. I lived every moment. After all, that’s what a holiday is all about, bringing back great moments and memories,” she reminisces. Contrary to her image of a spunky, snooty, haughty, snob, Tanisha came across as a docile, submissive, calm and composed personality on the show, Bigg Boss Season 7. When we begin to wonder, which one of the two is the real Tanisha Mukerji, the actress questions, “But why can’t I be both?” She adds, “I’m a townie snob… snooty sometimes. I’m brought up that way. We grew in the midst of Hindi films, although my friends would say, ‘Oh, your sister is acting in Hindi films!’ They couldn’t believe it till she became a star. I was in fifth grade at that point, so what do you know then, really.” Although, if another season of the show is offered, the actress would take the plunge only if the game threw mind-boggling challenges at her, “It has to be something phenomenal. If they are capable of thinking that out intelligently, then maybe, I’d do it. I’ve played the game and I’m bored with it. I’m not interested unless Bigg Boss has been taken to another level,” she quips. However, the actress has no qualms about its aftermath nor does she regret the decision. As a matter of fact, she believes people’s perception towards her has changed due to the show. She says, “I definitely came out as a pativrata wife, I’m sure. But I would be, because I believe in marriage as an institution.” In fact, she has even come close to getting married before, but claims she never got the ring. “I just never got that ring. I’m not that chaalu (laughs). I never got it because, then you keep the ring, and I wouldn’t get a small ring,” says she. Doesn’t she get irked when people often bring up the infamous topic — Armaan Kohli and her love saga, both, on, and off camera? The two courted controversies for their liaison on the show, and garnered enough TRPs. Post the show, though they apparently continued to be spotted together and even contemplated marriage, due to Armaan’s brash behaviour and discourteous conduct, the actress cut cords with the actor. “I don’t give a shit. People can say or write whatever. It was right there on Television, all my friends gossiped about it. I came out and my friends said ‘Dude, you provided us so much gossip, we are missing it.’ People are gossiping about me even after the show is over. I think there was more gossip after coming out of the house, than in the house (laughs). I love to gossip too. It is fun and one shouldn’t take it seriously. As far as reputation is concerned, your reputation is what you make, when you sit across a person and look them in the eye, and how they treat you at that point, and not whatever is before or after. We are living in an age of instant gratification, nobody remembers