Drama queen Rakhi Sawant enthralled television viewers, when she appeared on Life Ok's Welcome Baazi Mehmaan Nawaazi.
In the show, Rakhi's culinary skills were put to the test along with other celebrity contestants -- Sangram Singh, Madhura Naik, Aanchal Sabharwal and Chetan Hansraj -- to win the coveted title of the best host.
“It was a great experience of going to different celebrities’ houses for dinner,” Rakhi says. “I have had food that I had not heard of, like macaroni. The sad part was that they were serving just about anything. Had it been paid, they would have had to do better. Aanchal’s food was so bad that I had to break plates.”
At her own home, she says, she served “heavy duty spicy stuff" such as chicken tikka and mirchi ka salaan.
After sampling the dinner, the guests judge the food, activity and hosting skills of the one who has hosted the dinner, and the host who gets the highest score is declared the winner. The show is anchored by TV star Ram Kapoor.
So, who is the one actor that Rakhi would like to cook for?
“Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Salman Khan and Vivek Oberoi to solve their disputes," she says. "I will make food for them and after they have my food, they will be friends again."
She denies that the show is scripted: “The creative people smartly choose people who will clash with the given personalities.”
So, was she asked to participate to create some controversy?
“I don’t create it; if attacked, I give back. A snake also will not bite till you meddle with it. These celebrities asked me some very personal questions so I beat one of them on the show.
“They should not behave like this with a senior member or insult someone when you invite them home. I am not Sonia Gandhi that I will forget and forgive everybody,” said Rakhi, but with a smile.
“I admit that though we had lots of fights during the show, I actually missed them later,” she adds.
Asked if marriage is on the cards, she replied, “I will probably get married by 2014. But I need some time to choose my groom as marriage is not a game.”
She is reminded about the statement she made that she would get married only after Salman Khan gets married.
“I would suggest that I get married on the same day as Salman marries but not at the same venue because two item bombs cannot blast at the same time!” she shoots back in vintage Rakhi style.