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'I didn't want to come out of Bigg Boss so soon'

Last updated on: October 20, 2014 18:17 IST

Natasa Stankovic 'I had a problem eating spicy food in the house. It was really painful. It would burn my lips and tongue. It didn’t agree with my stomach either. And it showed on my face with lots of pimples,' Natasa Stankovic tells Rajul Hegde.

Serbian model-cum-actress Natasa Stankovic is the latest contestant to be eliminated from the TV reality show, Bigg Boss 8.

Natasa’s eviction did not come as a surprise to viewers, since she was hardly noticed on the show.

“I didn’t want to come out so soon. It was a wonderful experience,” Natasa says.

She claims she doesn’t know why she was evicted.

“I was trying to be myself. I didn't have any strategy as such. I realised how strong I can be mentally inside the house. I got to face a lot of challenges,” she adds.

Natasa has been rather aloof inside the house.

“I wasn't quiet at all on the show. I am very positive and don’t like to fight in real life too,” she defends herself.

“I love to dance and sing and I was doing that in the Bigg Boss house,” she says.

Since she does not speak Hindi fluently, she could not participate in the conversations inside the house.

“I would try to speak but it was difficult to understand and reply when the housemates spoke fast,” she says.

She had a problem with Indian food too.

“I had a problem eating spicy food in the house. But after a couple of weeks, I realised that everyone in the house can’t go along with me; I have to go along with them. So I made up my mind and had spicy food.

“But it was really painful. It would burn my lips and tongue. It didn’t agree with my stomach either. And it showed on my face with lots of pimples,” she says.

Natasa Stankovic with Salman Khan

Image: Natasa Stankovic with Salman Khan in Bigg Boss

Now that she is out, she can get back to her usual diet “but I have a sweet tooth and I would love to have ladoos,” she says.

She has made some friends inside the house.  

“Sushant (Divgikar) was really nice to me. Sukirti (Kandpal) also was a good friend but she and Deepshika got evicted earlier than expected.”

She seems confident about the finalists.

"Gautam (Gulati) will definitely go to the finale. But he is not being himself; he is being someone else just for the sake of the game.

“Praneetji (Bhatt) is a strong contender and is real and straight forward, unlike Gautam. He knows how to go about the show by playing it really well. He is a nice person and I want him to win the show," she says. 

Natasa Stankovic

Image: Natasa Stankovic in Bigg Boss

Natasa speaks English with an Indian accent and attributes this to the fact that she learnt to speak English only after she came to work in India.

She participated in the popular Bigg Boss to build a career in Bollywood. 

“I am learning Hindi. I want to stay here and join the Hindi film industry. I hope the show will help me get into films -- not just songs but good roles in movies," says the Serbian beauty. 

She has done an item number in Prakash Jha’s Satyagrah and in South Indian films and hopes to do much more. But there are no offers yet.

She would like to work with Ranveer Singh. 

“I loved his dance in Ram Leela. He has an amazing body. It will be fun doing an item song with him. I also like Shahid Kapoor and Salman Khan.”

Natasa Stankovic

Image: Natasa Stankovic in Bigg Boss

Among actresses, she goes for Sonakshi Sinha.

“I quite liked her in R...Rajkumar. She is gorgeous and has strong Indian looks.” 

How did her family in Serbia react to her being on Bigg Boss

“My mom has been following the show but doesn’t understand what’s happening,” Natasa answers. 

“I am just going to relax and see what comes my way. If given a chance, I would like to go back to the house,” she signs off.

Rajul Hegde/ Rediff.com in Mumbai