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The Rediff Interview

'I want Rahul to win Bigg Boss'

October 13, 2008


Atfer Sambhavna Seth [Images], the latest person to be evicted from the Bigg Boss house is Payal Rohatgi [Images]. The struggling Bollywood actress who is known for her best performances in flicks like Corporate, 36 Chinatown and Dhol, was involved in a lot of publicity drawing incidents like getting body massages and revealing her body.

In this interview, she tells Rajul Hegde what all transpired in the house. Excerpts:

Are you happy to be out of Bigg Boss house?

Yes. I am feeling good to be out of the house after eight weeks. I missed my family a lot and I want to talk to my mom non-stop for 2 hours. I am very happy and excited and much more energised than when I was inside the house.

How was your experience in the house?

I had good and bad experiences. Bigg Boss taught me to friendly with people even after I nominated them. I have learnt to patient and can cook now.

You said your motive behind coming on the show was to reveal the real Payal. How much have you succeed in that?

Yes, to a certain extent. I wanted the public and director to see the real Payal. I was cooking food, washing, cleaning; I wanted to portray a girl next-door image as I am tired of looking good. I was on a long break from films and hence thought that this would be a good opportunity to re-connect with my fans. After the good visibility it will help my movie Dil Kabaddi, which is, will be releasing soon.

Everyone who came out of the house said that you have been wearing make-up throughout.
I am an actress and want to look good. I am also camera conscious and there is nothing wrong in that. 

Are you and Rahul Mahajan [Images] a couple?

Rahul is my good friend. I am not in a relationship with him. I have known him for years and can discuss anything with him because I am comfortable with him. We laughed, danced and sang together because he was the only friend I had in the house.

What about all the pecks you got from Rahul?

That is the way we greet each other. I don't see anything wrong in giving each other a peck on the cheek.

There was a lot of talk about the massages...

I was tired and hence asked for massage from a friend. What's wrong in that? But Rahul being the naughty guy he is, starting playing around so I had to stop him. I didn't want to embarrass him or my parents. It was not a big thing but the channel created a lot of hype by playing it over and over again.

Is Bigg Boss scripted?

No, not at all. How can you play games for so long?  It depends on your self-control because you know the camera is always there. After few weeks you forget about it and react like how you would normally do.

Raja and you were very cordial before he entered the secret room...

Rahul, Raja and I were always together. But after he went to the secret room, Raja discussed my nomination with Ashutosh Kaushik and that created little problem between us.

What do you feel about Monica Bedi's [Images] re-entry?

It's good for her career. She has gone through a lot in her life. May God bless her.

Do you think Monica could be the reason for your eviction?

Lets not get into it. The point is that Rahul and Raja Chaudhary are the main elements and strong contenders in the show.

Rahul is happy that she is back in the house?

Rahul is very naughty and is also fond of Monica.

You and Sambhavna Seth didn't get along very well and she has talked a lot about you outside...

Sambhavna was never my friend. We are two individuals from very different backgrounds. But yes I do apologize to her for calling her cheap and down market. I had said so in a certain context when she was abusing me. As for her badmouthing me, I don't want to get into that. God bless her.

Who do you think will win Bigg Boss?

I am biased towards Rahul and want him to win.



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