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'I don't want to go back to Bigg Boss'

By RAJUL HEGDE
October 25, 2021 09:45 IST
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'I would prefer to do a show like Khatron Ke Khiladi because I have realised my strengths.'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vidhi Pandya/Instagram

Television actress Vidhi Pandya was eliminated from Bigg Boss 15 along with Donal Bisht in a shocking double elimination that no one saw coming.

Unlike Donal, Vidhi feels she wasn't pushing herself hard, so the contestants "were not wrong to vote me out".

She tells Rediff.com Senior Contributor Rajul Hegde, "Ultimately, it's a game show and we are paid to do some entertainment. I wasn't willing to do it because I like being myself."

Are you upset that you got evicted by the housemates, not by the audiences?

Obviously! But whatever is destined to happen will happen.

In a short span of time, I have got so much love from the audience that it's a big triumph for me.

I didn't expect so much love from them.

I am happy that the audience didn't not evict me.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vidhi Pandya/Instagram

Why do you think you got evicted? Do you feel that somewhere, you did not fit into the format of the show?

I wouldn't say that.

I was happy talking to four-five people in the house.

I sensed that there were players weaker than me.

I thought I would be in the house for five-six weeks.

I am an introvert by nature.

I am not too much into game strategy.

I'm not a person who will wake up in the morning and dance to the music, just to be on camera.

I wasn't pushing myself hard, so they were not wrong to vote me out.

Ultimately, it's a game show and we are paid to do some entertainment.

I wasn't willing to do it because I like being myself.

At the end of the day, what matters is that I am at peace. I didn't fake my personality.

Who is the strongest contestant?

Jay Bhanushali, Karan Kundrra and Umar Riaz are strong contestants.

But Umar sometimes feels less, looking at the other celebrities.

He feels he is not a celebrity like the others in the house.

If you get to know him, he is very interesting and witty.

I am equally fond of Tejasswi, and she is playing the game very well.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vidhi Pandya/Instagram

Who is the weakest person in the house?

Simba Nagpal and Akasa Singh have contributed less in comparison to me.

They should have been evicted.

Simba would just sleep, eat and repeat. He was not fully involved in the tasks.

Akasa is seen more with Prateek than as an individual person.

Do you think Prateek's intentions were wrong when he unscrewed the lock of the bathroom door when you were having a shower?

I am happy the housemates supported me.

Everyone tried to make him understand, but he didn't get it until Salman (Khan) sir came on the Weekend Ka Vaar and gave him a dressing down.

I know he didn't do it with bad intentions, he just did it for the heck of the game.

But why do you have to do it when someone is taking a shower?

He entered the room where Miesha was changing despite her telling him not to.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vidhi Pandya/Instagram

You had a tiff with Afsana Khan.

Afsana is a very difficult personality to live with, but she's entertaining when she is in a good mood.

I don't want to comment on her anxiety because that can be serious.

If someone is undergoing such a serious medical condition, they should not be on the show. It's not correct for the other contestants to go through the same stress on a daily basis.

It is scary at times.

Given a chance, would you go back to the Bigg Boss house?

I don't want to go back to the house because I am not someone who will fight and create drama for footage.

But I would love to go for a day or two to support the contestants if their family members are unable to come during the family week.

I don't want to go inside and play games.

I would prefer to do a show like Khatron Ke Khiladi because I have realised my strengths.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vidhi Pandya/Instagram

You were thrilled when you met Salman Khan at the show's launch.

He is an amazing person, honest and takes a stand for the right things.

I got to share the stage, and have conversations with him at the launch.

I feel lucky because there are so many people dying to meet him. That was one of the highlights of the show for me.

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