'Really disappointed to get evicted just before Bigg Boss finale'
Actress Chandrika, who was saved by Bigg Boss after being eliminated the previous week in the ongoing Kannada TV reality show Bigg Boss, was voted out once again by the audience on Friday, June 21.
Narendra Babu Sharma, Nikita Thukral, Arun Sagar, and Vijay Raghavendra are the remaining contestants who will fight for the title in the final week of the first edition of the Kannada reality show.
"I am really disappointed that I have been evicted just before the finale," Chandrika says. "I wasn't thinking much about winning or losing the title but I really wanted to be there as a finalist."
She says she doesn't know what went wrong. "Everything was going good, so I was really shocked when I was eliminated in the 12th week and again in the 13th week."
'I don't have anything against Nikita'
Her energy and enthusiasm helped her get this far, but her constant fights and short temper got her into trouble on several occasions.
Does she think it was her bad temper that got her ousted from the house?
"I really don't know. I am a straightforward person and I can never be diplomatic. I always speak from my heart, not the mind. If I dislike or feel something is wrong, I say it, I show my displeasure. If it's repeated then I lose my temper. That's the way I am."
She had differences with most of the housemates and picked constant fights with Nikita Thukral. "Yes, we did have many arguments. I don't have anything against Nikita; it's just that our wavelength doesn't match at all. I don't know, somehow it used to get triggered."
She insists she had no personal grudge against anyone in the house and it was just that people reacted differently to a given situation.
Image: Chandrika (standing, centre) at Nikita's onscreen wedding
'Every moment spent in the house was beautiful'
Her summing up of her stay in the Bigg Boss house is very positive.
"Every moment spent in the house was beautiful, fun, and I don't have any regrets. It's a life time opportunity.
"It was a huge challenge to live with 12 different people under one roof. Not even once did I feel or say that I want to go out of the house, while others did say that on camera."
'My eight-year-old son said I should participate in the show'
Chandrika says she didn't know anyone when she went inside the house, "but I have made some good friends like Arun Sagar, Vijay Raghavendra, Rishika Singh, Rohan Gowda, Vijaya Laxmi and Narendra Babu. I was their true friend, till they or I got eliminated."
From being a child artiste, to a heroine, to a judge in a reality programme, and now a participant in another reality programme and a producer, the actress has seen it all.
So what prompted her to take part in Bigg Boss?
"I guess the timing was perfect. I wasn't too keen but my eight-year-old son said I should participate in the show. I had watched a couple of seasons of the Hindi version of Bigg Boss so I knew what a challenge it would be."
Image: Chandrika (in blue)
'I had decided 10-11 years ago that I wouldn't act'
Does she plan to come back to the silver screen once again?
"I really don't know. I haven't thought about it. I had decided 10-11 years ago that I wouldn't act.
"I got many offers from the Kannada industry but I didn't take up any work. Seriously, I have no idea how the visibility on this show is going to help me. It also depends on the kind of shows and roles I am offered."
Image: Chandrika (left)