In a span of a month, Lokesh Kumari had grabbed eyeballs of not just the audience but also Bigg Boss 10 host Salman Khan. Blame it on her peculiar style of talking or her noisy outbursts whenever she found herself in the middle of a controversy. She had even become the “spokesperson” of the commoners, putting across their demands to Bigg Boss by directly speaking into the camera. She surely was an entertainment package in the house. No wonder her eviction has not sunk in completely even to the viewers. “I thought I’ll go further. But I got eliminated too son. But that’s fine as I’m happy that people liked me,” Lokesh said after being the latest one to get eliminated in the Weekend Ka Vaar episode.
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Lokesh got talking to indianexpress.com in an exclusive interview post her eviction. She might have come across as a happy-go-lucky girl on the show, but she made some revelations after exiting the show. “I was caught between Manveer and Manu most of the times. They kept telling me that it’s okay to be sweet and vulnerable but have a voice of your own. I somehow got emotionally attached to them, so I heard them patiently. I always said that yes, I am cute, but I also have a lot of other qualities. They told me don’t try and be what you are not. So they were stopping my talent to come out,” she said about her rapport with Manu and Manveer whom she considered her brothers.
Further, she says, “Manu entertains but somewhere I feel he isn’t physically that strong. Manveer is strong and uses his mind. Manu only speaks well. Manveer thinks and keeps stuff in his mind. Manu keeps sharing and mixes up better with others which is his game plan. He only shows his strength by screaming and shouting.”
We saw Lokesh had become good friends with Bani, Lopa, Rohan and Nitibha. But we also saw how her proximity with the celebrities did not go down well with Manu and Manveer. “They thought that Lokesh is playing games by getting close to the celebrities. They kept questioning why Bigg Boss selected a child like me. I was among the eight commoners who got chosen, so I am deserving. They did crush my talent somewhere and I got influenced by them.”
Lokesh had a soft spot for Rohan which became all the more evident when she gave him the tag of “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. But she says Rohan was just a friend. “Half of them were my brothers, and other half were double my age. And my bonding with Rohan from the beginning has been that of a friend. There was no attraction as such”, she said.
When we asked her about her relationship with Swami Om, she said it was like sweet and sour as he was one contestant who got misinterpreted. “Agreed that Swami Om spoke nasty things and all of us had our share of arguments with him. But later he used to get emotional and apologise. I shared all the emotions with him. It was like sweet and sour. I got the feeling that he is the elder person of the house. He was not at fault at all places. Sometimes he was also genuine.”
Lokesh gave quite many moments of laughter to Salman Khan on the weekend episodes. She said she loved her interactions with the superstar. “I loved interacting with Salman Khan. I got a style which even Salman followed. He actually understood my real self and felt I was loosing myself on the show. That’s why he motivated me. He told me that I am a strong and cute girl and have become a celebrity now. So I should show my strength.”
Lokesh Kumari Sharma hails from Delhi. She feels she has definitely become a known face now and people will recognise when she walks on the road. “But I’m waiting for the wild card. If I get a chance to return to the show, I would definitely want to come back.”
Lokesh is a die-hard Priyanka Chopra fan and looks upto her. But she also feels she is not like her. “Priyanka Chopra is superb. But I’m not like her. I’m more bubbly and innocent as compared to her. I like Priyanka when she acts. Her hard work shows.”
The Delhi-girl would love to participate in more reality shows. She is ready to give her hundred percent and work hard to win anything in life. “Delhiites know how to win hearts and the game wherever they go.”