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'Jade didn't say anything racist'

Patcy N | January 22, 2007 14:12 IST

Recent reports claimed Bigg Boss host Arshad Warsi was set to meet Shilpa Shetty in London to boost her confidence following the Big Brother scandal. When contacted, Warsi denied this. "I am not going to meet Shilpa. That was wrongly printed. I was going to have a talk with the host of Big Brother via satellite. However, that too seems impossible now, because of date problems. But meeting Shilpa is not possible at all as the show's rules do not permit any outsider to meet participants."

Arshad feels the whole situation was blown out of proportion. He feels that in such game shows, one tends to become edgy and say things they normally may not say. "Everyone is trying to win the game. So such things do happen," he said.

"Jade actually did not say anything racist. She just said 'go back to your slums,' which is not racist at all. She was just pointing towards the poverty in our country and when she realised her mistake, she did apologise," Arshad pointed out.

"There is lot of insecurity in Jade and that might happen to anyone. Shilpa is very pretty; she is calm, suave, has lots of etiquette and gets the attention of all the guys on Big Brother. She has a great chance of winning," the actor added.

On his views about Indians being treated badly in the West, he said, "Honestly speaking, I don't feel we are treated badly. There are times when we Indians also behave badly."

"We Indians don't follow traffic rules, we spit on the roads, we change lanes (while driving), we don't follow queues and we are always in a rush," sighs Arshad. "Somewhere, we are to be blamed too. I don't think we are treated differently but it also depends on how you carry yourself. I have never faced any racist remark ever. I travel a lot. In fact, my first trip was to London when I was much younger."

On his views about the reality show, the actor said, "I personally feel Big Brother or Bigg Boss is a tough game. It is a mind game, which you have to play being calm. You have to be strong-headed, as there are so many people under one roof with opposite natures. So there is always a possibility of clash of opinions. It's survival of the fittest."

Personally, Arshad would never want to be on such a show.

"I love my son just too much and I just can't be away from him for long. Even when I go for an outdoor shoot, I have to see him after 15 days or else I get irritated about everything that is happening around me. When I go to London to shoot, my son accompanies me," the actor said.

Talking about his forthcoming projects, Arshad said, "I will be going to London at the end of this month. Right now, I am doing patchwork for Mr Black Mr White. I am also completing my shoot for Big Boss and practising football for Goal."