'People, who are less deserving, are still inside the house while I am out.'
'Mahira Sharma made it to the top only because of luck and the ticket to the finale task.'
'Arti Singh does not have a strong opinion on anything. I don’t know what she is doing in the house.'
Bigg Boss 13 had a midweek eviction for former news anchor Shefali Bagga.
Opinionated and vocal, she has always taken a stand in the house.
Though the housemates called her selfish at times, she chose to rise above all and stick to the game.
She shared a close bond with Siddhartha Dev, and tells Rediff.com Contributor Rajul Hegde, "We thought alike and gelled well. I will stay in touch with him as friends, nothing more."
Did the eviction surprise you?
I am very saddened by the eviction.
People, who are less deserving, are still inside the house while I am out.
Mahira Sharma made it to the top only because of luck and the ticket to the finale task.
Arti Singh does not have a strong opinion on anything. I don’t know what she is doing in the house.
Do you think your fight with Shehnaaz Gill was the reason for your eviction?
No. I had tried to prove my point in the house.
When Siddhartha told Shehnaaz that he wasn’t comfortable with her touching him, she should have stopped. But she went on doing it to provoke him.
She wasn’t touching him in the wrong sense; I never pointed at her character. But she used a derogatory word for my character.
So what I did was not with the intention of hurting anyone.
It was a reaction to something said to me.
Salman Khan slammed you for your behaviour. Do you think Asim Riaz and Siddharth Shukla needed to be reprimanded?
Shehnaaz also abused me but that got beeped out.
When I was pulled up, she should have been corrected too.
The moment I realised I was wrong, I apologised.
They were violent and aggressive too, and they should have been slammed.
Was your friendship with Siddhartha Dey genuine or a survival strategy?
We thought alike and gelled well. It could be because we are from the same industry.
I will stay in touch with him as friends, nothing more.
We respect each other; he is much older than me.
I will stay in touch with Shehnaaz too.
I will be cordial with the rest.
What do you have to say about Shehnaaz’s behaviour?
Shehnaaz can act well.
She is playing the bachawala card but at times, she becomes aggressive.
She should come out of her cuteness and play the game.
All that cuteness will end after (wild card contestant) Himanshi Khurana enters the house (laughs).
What's your take on Siddharth's aggressive behaviour?
He is unnecessarily violent during the tasks and in jail.
On Weekender Ka Vaar, Salman sir told him to be calm during tasks.
So during the delivery task, he did not do anything. He was just sitting.
How was your Bigg Boss journey?
I love being in front of the camera.
Bigg Boss was a good platform for people to get to know me.
When I woke up in the morning after I got evicted, I was looking for the mike.
I am already missing the house, the tasks and Bigg Boss's voice (smiles).
Who is playing the game well?
Nobody is playing a fair game in the house.
Siddharth Shukla is manipulative but he is playing better. Even Shehnaaz.
What are your plans after Bigg Boss?
Anchoring is my first love. I will never leave that.
But given a chance, I would love to explore other prospects in the entertainment industry.